Please note that the volunteering deadline dates listed only apply to students currently undertaking the MLP. For students applying to take MLP in 2013/14, the new volunteering deadlines will be announced in the summer. If you are applying to take the MLP in 2013/14, please also note that any volunteering that you do from 1 June 2013 (as long as it meets the MLP criteria) can be counted towards your MLP award.
MLP students helping local children to create bird boxes
- The MLP Guide to Volunteering
An essential handbook highlighting eveything you need to know about volunteering, including what counts, how to find a placement and how to register and confirm your volunteering hours.
- MLP info for volunteer organisations
A guide to inform organisations that you are volunteering with about the MLP.
Volunteering is a key element of the MLP. To achieve the Manchester Leadership Award you must complete 20, 40 or 60 hours of volunteering.
The deadline to complete and confirm all your MLP volunteering is Monday 10 June 2013.
Those students who complete the Manchester Leadership Award will have this included on their Higher Education Achievement Record when they graduate.
What is volunteering?
Volunteering is an unpaid activity with a charity or not-for-profit organisation that makes a difference to the wider community.
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference. As well as being fun, it can also help to:
- Give you a great sense of achievement
- Help you develop skills that employers look for, such as communication, organisation and teamwork skills
- Make a positive impact on the wider community.
What counts as volunteering on the MLP?
A key aim of the MLP is to bring you into contact with the wider community to make a positive impact. It is therefore essential that you work with volunteer organisations outside of the University.
As one of the overall aims of the MLP is to give back to the local community, at least 15 hours of your volunteering must be carried out in the North West of England.
To view the complete list of MLP volunteering criteria download our MLP Guide to Volunteering.