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Volunteering, Training and Education Academy

The Saints Volunteering, Training and Education Academy was introduced to provide opportunities for students to add value to their University education, enhance their global awareness, develop their leadership skills and improve their teaching and coaching abilities.

In all our projects we use sport, leadership and education as a tool to empower and enrich communities and make a difference to the lives of young people, including nurturing a culture of volunteering in our own students.

Leadership and Coaching Volunteer Pathway

Our Leadership and Coaching Volunteer Pathway provides an infrastructure through which we can recruit, support, deploy and reward volunteers. We deliver and subsidise a comprehensive training and education programme that supports those wishing to gain additional qualifications, providing access to external expert-led training alongside our own in-house training programmes.

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A comprehensive and tailored programme of support, training, and mentoring starts our volunteering pathway

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Club volunteers

Sports Clubs form an integral part of University life at St Andrews and the vast majority are student-led and student-run

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Community Engagement

Our sports clubs are involved in a wide variety of charity and volunteering projects within the local community, helping facilitate the development of sport

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International Volunteering

Find out more about our volunteering projects in Zambia and South Africa

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Volunteer Recognition Scheme

Register online to log your volunteering hours and projects, and get acknowledged and rewarded for your efforts

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Volunteer Recognition Scheme

The Volunteer Recognition Scheme monitors, acknowledges and rewards the hard work and commitment of our volunteers. Students can sign up to the scheme via the dedicated online portal, where they can log their volunteering hours and projects.

Students who achieve Gold and Platinum awards can now have their volunteering efforts formally recognised on their Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) when they graduate.