The WIT Access Volunteer Programme works with the wider local community to promote access to Further and Higher Education. We do this through developing links with local schools and community groups and by equipping volunteers with appropriate experience and transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, and project management.
We run two volunteer training programmes, one is aimed at recruiting WIT students and the other is aimed at recruiting parents of school going children.
WIT Access Student Volunteer Programme
Student volunteers act as positive role models for young pupils and they introduce them to a variety of aspects of college life. All volunteers must partake in the Volunteer Training Programme and training is provided outside lecture hours and is 12 hours approx. in total. We use the training facilities in WIT and various venues in the South East to work on the team building aspects of the programme.
The training emphasises the importance of role models as a feature of any young person's life. Approximately 200 volunteers have received the 'Volunteering Certification' since the inception of the programme in 2001. WIT Student Volunteers are recruited from across all the academic schools: Business, Science, Engineering, Humanities, and Health Sciences.
"It taught me how to be assertive but kind"
(Student on the Volunteer Training Programme)