Work on community projects with the BU Dorset Shrievalty Award

HighSheriffcoatofarmsTogether with the High Sheriff of Dorset, BU is offering a small group of students the opportunity to work on a range of important community projects in Dorset during the next academic year.

Successful applicants will work on projects from July 2015 to April 2016. Previous projects have included:

  • Assisting the Safewise Safety Centre
  • Supporting the Safe Bus service
  • Supporting the Nightclub Scene service
  • Supporting the BU night club Chaplaincy service
  • Supporting local youth and other organisations.

By taking a lead on elements of these projects, you’ll be able to make a real difference to people’s lives while also developing your employability, collaborative working, problem-solving skills and more – such as taking advantage of potential networking opportunities.

Aisha Chesshire, Joshua Freeland and Preslava Ivanova, who all took part in the BU Dorset Shrievalty Award last year said: “We’re proud to have been involved in this important community work and look forward to utilising the skills we have gained in our future careers.”

So if you have volunteering experience, make a positive contribution to a team and want to get involved with community projects, apply now on MyCareerHub. Applications close at 4pm on Thursday 28 May 2015.

If you’re shortlisted you’ll be invited to an interview in June with Ian Jones, BU’s Head of Regional Community Partnerships. The successful applicants will start work in July 2014 until April 2016.