Volunteers are an important part of UrbanPlan UK. Students and teachers are overwhelmingly positive about their contribution: 90% agreed the volunteers were a valuable part of the experience.
As the workshop is led by professional facilitators, the volunteers’ time is spent engaging with the students and offering professional advice one to-one or with small groups. In addition, they lead the judging process: listening to the student presentations, offering feedback, and choosing a winning team.
EdComs run training sessions for volunteers to help prepare them for their role. A volunteering handbook supplements the face-to-face training with practical guidance and advice.
We welcome volunteers from the property industry from a range of disciplines including surveyors, planners, developers, lawyers, accountants and architects.
We ask volunteers to commit circa 1 -2 days as follows:
- Preparatory reading (approx. 2 hours)
- Volunteer training (1/2 day)
- Workshop delivery (1 day)
We are keen to have volunteers who are willing to travel if necessary. If you would like to get involved, register your interest here and we will be in touch with more information. You do not need to be a ULI member to get involved, although priority will be given to ULI members and the staff of funding organisations when allocating volunteering opportunities.
Next school tour and volunteer training dates
We are now planning our 2018-19 tour. We will be back in schools in November 2018, March 2019 and July 2019.
We currently have spaces for volunteers on our next tour on the following dates/locations:
- Edinburgh – 6 Nov 2018
- Glasgow – 7 Nov 2018
- Liverpool – 8 Nov 2018
- Chester – 9 Nov 2018
- Birmingham- 13 Nov 2018
- Birmingham- 14 Nov 2018
THE NEXT VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSION IS PLANNED FOR WEDNESDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2018
If you want to volunteer and have trained already you do not need to do so again – we will brief volunteers beforehand to refresh memories prior to any allocated workshop(s).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.