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Social Policy Work Experience
I am currently participating in a project named ‘Curtain Call’ which
is organised by Hallam Volunteering. Hallam volunteering is part of
the students union at Sheffield Hallam University. The organisation is
led by students, it is controlled and managed by one head student who
is elected to take control by other students via a vote. It does
however have five members of staff who are not students; they are
full-time members of staff, with their roles involving support and
guidance for student volunteers (www.hallamunion.co.uk)
Hallam Volunteering was set up over thirty years ago by a small group
of students who wanted to take action and help the community. This
group got bigger and received more recognition and was formally
recognised by the students union. Students led the organisation for
ten years but it grew so much that a full-time member of staff was
needed. The organisation has progressed rapidly over the past few
years as three years ago it had only one member of staff and eight