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What is a service level agreement?
This is a set of terms and conditions regarding the responsibilities to student volunteers, which we both agree to. This was introduced in light of child protection and adults at risk legislation and guidance and to ensure that we promote the best opportunities to our students. Read the full service level agreement here.
Does the service cost anything?
Registering with the Legends is completely free to all local and national charity, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations.
What kind of volunteering are students looking for?
Students respond really well to both long-term and one-day volunteering activities. Students want to be given a meaningful role with a sense of purpose and a clear benefit. Students' availability varies from student to student, however, opportunities on Wednesday afternoons, in the evening (4.30pm onwards) and on the weekends are the most successful when trying to attract numbers of volunteers. Opportunities that offer support with travel expenses will be more attractive to students with the rural nature of Cornwall. When uploading volunteering opportunities try to include as much detail on the role, location and time commitment (frequency, time of day, level of flexibility, etc) so that students know what can be expected of them. Additional training can also be a big draw.
What roles won't you promote on your website?
We want to promote volunteering opportunities which students want to do, roles which challenge them, develop their skills, or provide the opportunity to work directly with end users. All roles advertised need to be open to all students (regardless of personal attributes, such as faith, gender, age, background, etc) and roles cannot involve students recruiting members for or promoting the tenants or a particular faith or political leaning. Roles cannot be roles in which volunteers and paid staff have the same responsibilities, or roles which ask for a time commitment of more than the equivalent of one day per week.
The Students' Union holds the right to refuse any advert they deem unsuitable and may request further information.