December 5, 2013, by Nottingham Advantage Award
Save the Children module – Charity and business development for students
Save the Children Enterprise Scheme XX1N53 is just one of our enterprise, events and project management modules offered through the Nottingham Advantage Award. The Save the Children Student Enterprise Scheme provides students with a unique insight into Save the Children’s work and the opportunity to get involved through campaigning, business development and organising and publicising a substantial fundraising event. Amongst many other module activities students receive skills training around project planning, fundraising, campaigning, PR, marketing, business development, event management, media and publicity, leadership and teamwork, finance and business. In the module sessions students are grouped together to form teams that work together to create and deliver campaigns that will promote and advance the Save the Children charity work. Save the Children’s Regional Fundraising Manager, Claire Filler, shares more about the Save the Children charity and the Nottingham Advantage Award module:
“This is the third year that Save the Children has been involved in the Nottingham Advantage Award. It gives us a great opportunity to get to spread the word of the work that Save the Children does as well as being able to provide students with information and skills that they may be able to use in the future when deciding on a career path. Working in the charity sector, either as a volunteer or as a staff member is hugely rewarding and opens up a variety of opportunities. Some of the volunteers that are helping to deliver this module have been to Cambodia, Ethiopia and Tanzania so are able to provide first-hand experience of the work that we do.
Save the Children works in 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2012 we reached more children than at any other time in our history; 10 million children. It was made possible by the commitment and generosity of our supporters, who grew in number by more than 100,000.
Our staff and volunteers work on long term projects such as fundraising for and building health clinics as well as providing emergency relief in disasters. Our teams respond quickly and do whatever it takes to save children’s lives. In 2012 we responded to emergencies in 39 different countries – delivering life-saving food, water, healthcare, protection and education to 4 million children and their family members. We had staff on the ground in the Philippines ready for when the typhoon hit and we have been there ever since providing lifesaving care and protection for children, expectant and new mums and their families.
Save the Children relies wholly on the high level and wide ranging skills of its staff and volunteers who work tirelessly together to raise awareness and funds to continue our work. This scheme is a unique opportunity to get a real insight into how volunteers work and what they can achieve.
Volunteers provide wide ranging support in a variety of guises. These include giving talks to interested groups or schools who want to know more about our work, getting sponsored to take part in high profile events such as the London Marathon, organising a local fundraising event, or supporting one of our national campaigns such as Christmas Jumper Day.
It is hoped that this scheme will give its participants the opportunity to gain a variety of skills common to our volunteers and staff and to find out more about volunteering and working in the charity sector. Working with Save the Children is a fantastic opportunity to witness the passion and commitment of our staff and volunteers and to provide a window into how this sector differs from others.”
If you would like to find out more about the Save the Children Enterprise Scheme XX1N53 module you can visit the webpage or you can contact the Award team at Nottinghamfirstname.lastname@example.org . If you would like to find out how you can become part of the Nottingham Advantage Award, we invite you to visit our Getting Started Page or attend an introductory or drop-in session.