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    Vintage Shop Assistant

    Heriot-Watt University Student Union Volunteering

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Want to earn fantastic volunteer experience and do your bit for the environment? Volunteer in the Student Union's new Vintage Clothes Shop, Reloved!

    We're looking for passionate, enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to help run the Student Union's brand new vintage clothes shop Reloved!

    All proceeds the shop makes will go straight back into the Student Union to help improve your student experience. You'll also be doing your bit to increase sustainability on campus and tackle fast fashion by encouraging students to buy pre-loved clothes.

    We know it's difficult to find time to volunteer so we're bringing more opportunities to you on campus. We've got flexible shift patterns which will fit around your studies and schedule too.

    What you'll be doing:

    • Cash handling
    • Stock rotation
    • Steaming clothes
    • Pricing clothes
    • Tagging clothes
    • Opening/closing shop
    • General tidying
    • Promoting the shop to other students
    • Encouraging students to donate

     

    What you'll learn:

    • Organisation
    • Communication
    • Reliability
    • Accountability
    • Self-Management

     

    What you'll get:

    • Fantastic experience in a professional environment
    • Something brilliant to add to your CV
    • Volunteer hours and skills recognised* on your transcript when you graduate
    • A meal after your shift
    • Hot Drink/Juice on shift

    *You must log over 50 hours of volunteering experience and 5 employability skills on the Student Union's volunteer log to have this recognised.

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    • Communication
    • Self-Management
    • Organisation
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    Online Chat Team (Recruitment)

    Heriot-Watt University

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    THIS IS NOT AN OPEN OPPORTUNITY. Volunteers must be pre-registered by their School or a University Department. This activity is for those current students helping a School or Department with their ongoing Online Talks for incoming students for the next academic year.

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    Event Helpers

    Heriot-Watt University

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

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    Tech Crew

    Heriot-Watt University

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We're looking for a group of fantastic Tech Crew volunteers to help us with the set-up of in-person events in Freshers Week and beyond.

    What's the role?

    Tech Crew volunteers are essential to help the Student Union run in-person events. With COVID restrictions relaxing, we're hoping to put on a host of live events over the next year.

    You'd be helping to set up rooms and stages with lighting, sound and AV equipment, and help manage these during events.

    What's in it for me?

    There's lots of benefits to becoming a Tech Crew Volunteer. You'd get to:

    • - Help plan and design event setup
    • - Gain excellent expertise into technical event management
    • - Learn new skills
    • - Log volunteer experience and skills with the Student Union's Volunteer Log

    How do I apply?

    Drop Andy, our Food and Beverage Manager, a message at andy.walker@hw.ac.uk by Friday 20th Aug

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