A further education college with over 13,000 students enrolled each year has been using Be Collective to manage volunteering activities in its youth work course. The college knew that a blend of high-quality course content and strong community links through volunteering was essential for the delivery of good employment pathways for the students.
Volunteering enabled the youth work students to learn how they can apply their skills in community and consider directions for future employment. The students connected with a local charity through the Be Collective eco-system. The benefits here were two-fold, seeing enrichment of the learning experience of the students while at the same time providing practical support to the wider community.
A real highlight of Be Collective for the education institution is the Social CV. It enabled students and their instructors to track volunteering achievements in real-time. It lists the causes students supported, the number of hours they contributed and the skills they acquired along the way. The students were able to easily download the Social CV and show it to future employers their community contribution as well as the experience they’ve gained.