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Project Leaders

Would you like to gain leadership and project management experience, and enhance your skills?

Project Leaders are committed, enthusiastic volunteers who help coordinate our projects. Warwick Volunteers provides a comprehensive training programme for Project Leaders, including a residential weekend away. The roles are demanding and require a significant time commitment, but are extremely rewarding and develop core transferable skills.

We recruit leaders for both new and longer-standing projects in term 2 for the following academic year. Project Leaders usually have experience of volunteering on the project before becoming a leader.


Roles and Responsibilities

Project Leaders are vital to the successful running of Warwick Volunteers. They work closely with volunteers to ensure the smooth running and development of projects. Whilst all Project leader roles are different because of the individual nature of each project, the following responsibilities represent a core set of tasks all Project Leaders need to complete.

  • Recruit sufficient volunteers for the project through a variety of means; the Volunteering Fair, the Societies Fair, the Warwick Volunteers website etc.
  • Support volunteers throughout the project duration, ensuring they feel supported and fully aware of the processes and procedures involved in volunteering, and ensuring a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere on your project.
  • Inform volunteers about training, transport, expenses, DBS checks as appropriate and update the office staff about volunteers and the project.
  • Organise an introductory meeting for all interested volunteers at the start of Term 1 and chair regular (informal) meetings with volunteers throughout the academic year. Update project webpage and get feedback from volunteers.

Recruitment Process

1. Take a look at the Project Leader Roles. Identify which role(s) you are interested in, remembering that priority is given to a project's current volunteers. Make sure you understand what commitment the role requires, and that you are able to undertake this. The time commitment is often significantly more than for a project volunteer, as you will be responsible for planning, preparation, evaluation and handover in addition to delivering project activities.


2. Complete an application form. Once you've decided you want to apply, you will need to complete an application form (Word Document) outlining your motivations and ideas for the role and email to volunteers at warwick dot ac dot uk

The deadline for submitting application forms is 10am Wednesday 21 June 2017.


3. Interviews. Project Leader positions are popular, and there may be more people interested in a role than positions available. Application forms and interviews are used to select Project Leaders.


Current Vacancies

This page lists all of the Project Leader roles available in Warwick Volunteers. Those marked ν have a vacancy.


Education Projects

Warwick Volunteers organise a range of education projects which are very popular with volunteers wishing to gain experience in a school. Project Leaders are required to coordinate each of the following projects:

Volunteer Liaison: These large education projects are co-ordinated by a member of the staff team, but Project Leaders have a vital role to play in publicising the project, recruiting volunteers, and providing a key point of contact for volunteers throughout.

Group-based Activities: Project Leaders, with support from the staff team, are responsible for publicising the projects, recruiting volunteers, delivering training and overseeing the delivery of the project activities.


Student Led Projects

Warwick Volunteers has a growing number of successful student led projects. Project Leaders are required to organise and run the project and, along with support from the student Exec and staff team, are responsible for overseeing the project throughout the academic year.


Community Projects

Warwick Volunteers works closely with a number of external organisations. The main focus of these Project Leader positions is to act as a link between the community organisation and Warwick Volunteers, publicise the project, recruit volunteers and oversee activities.