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Enabling Student Volunteering (June 2024)

June 5 @ 11:00 am - July 18 @ 1:00 pm

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education are delighted to announce that the fully online Open Course, Enabling Student Volunteering, will run from June 2024. This course has been developed in partnership with Student Volunteer Ireland, see www.studentvolunteer.ie for more details.

This free 4-week course is available to all staff currently working in tertiary education in the Republic of Ireland, subject to availability of places. Additional facilitator training is included so that you can become a facilitator of this course and run it in your own institution. A further commitment of five learner hours will be required for the facilitator add-on, in addition to attendance at two extra webinars over 2 weeks.

Course Schedule

Enabling Student Volunteering Badge Schedule
Date Week Webinar Facilitator
05.06.24 Week 1 Wednesday  11am – 1pm Dr Lorraine Tansey
12.06.24 Week 2 Wednesday  11am – 1pm Dr Lorraine Tansey
19.06.24 Week 3 Wednesday  11am – 1pm Dr Lorraine Tansey
26.06.24 Week 4 Wednesday  11am – 1pm Dr Lorraine Tansey
11.07.24 Week 5 (Facilitator Badge) Wednesday  11am – 1pm Dr Lorraine Tansey
18.07.24 Week 6 (Facilitator Badge) Wednesday  11am – 1pm Dr Lorraine Tansey

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the concept of student volunteer management and reflect on its application within their own setting;
  • Reflect on the potential impact of university-community engagement for an institution, its staff and students;
  • Identify existing policies and consider their alignment with practice;
  • Analyse and articulate your student volunteering initiatives to the Student Volunteer Ireland website to share experiences.

Learning Activities

Online portfolio creation75 min5 hours

Activity Per week Six Weeks
Live Webinar 120 min 8 hours
Triad meeting 60 min 4 hours
Independent learning 120 min 8 hours
Total 250 min 25 hours


Indicative content  Facilitator/Guest speaker
RPL – Setting the Scene

SV – Conceptual Frameworks

SV – International Volunteering

SV – Practical Approaches

SV – The Irish Context/Policies

Dr Lorraine Tansey; guest speakers from Student Volunteer Ireland, Volunteer Ireland; SpunOut.ie; YSI; Localise; Gaisce; Comhlámh; STAND
Facilitator’s Badge Dr Lorraine Tansey

Purpose: Develop capacity for delivery of Digital Badge by institution staff for institution staff


Expression of Interest

For more information, email Dr Lorraine Tansey – Lorraine.Tansey@ul.ie.


June 5 @ 11:00 am
July 18 @ 1:00 pm