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
2018-19 academic year
We are now planning our 2018-19 tour after a very successful year visiting 45 schools! We will be back in schools in November 2018. March 2019 and July 2019.
Watch this space for future volunteer training dates – which will take place in October 2018, February 2019 and June 2019. You can register to volunteer at any time. We will email all registered and previously trained volunteers with details of upcoming schools.
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).