Welfare Champions are a volunteering role inside the DSU where they will be helping to gain feedback, represent students’ opinions and helping with events alongside the Welfare Executive and the DSU Advice and Wellbeing team.Running data capture activities to understand the needs and priorities of students in regard to Welfare and wellbeing matters.
Talking with students online and through Face-to Face conversions (Covid-Permitting) on themes outlined by Welfare Executive and the Advice and Wellbeing team – feeding that information back to relevant parties.
Work alongside MyUniPals and other volunteers to help run specific DSU lead well-being events
Work in association with the Advice and Wellbeing team and Welfare Executive to promote “5 Steps to well-being” and to feedback on design activities and awareness projects
Signpost students to relevant support available to deal with their concerns
Work with Welfare Executive on promoting national welfare and well-being campaigns such as those ran by national organisations, like the National Union of Students (NUS) and Student Minds, as well as national and international days, such University Mental Health Day and Blue Monday.
What does the role entail?
This role will NOT involve
Giving advice relating to welfare/well-being to students.
Trying to find solutions to individual student welfare / well-being matters personally.
Providing support or counselling to students experiencing welfare/well-being crises.
What's in it for you?
Event Planning and Support
Learn and develop new skills
Training to be able to signpost and support students (not give advice)
Learn to look after your own wellbeing
Current DMU student
Passion for student wellbeing and helping others
Good communication skills
Team working skills
What will be expected from you
Produce a combined update every term for the welfare zone which is one of the 4 student council zones.
Speak to students and feedback on wellbeing related issues
To help engage students in wellbeing events and campaigns
Volunteer 8 - 12 hours monthly depending on exams etc.
To go to different locations around campus to engage with students however not disturbing other students learning.
To work as a team to help engage students from all over the University on wellbeing related events and campaigns.
To have monthly informal meetings and catch ups with the Welfare Executive
You will also have the opportunity to join the Welfare Zone and become part of the DSU’s student council