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Welcome to the LEAPS Volunteer Notice Board! Here you will find details of events for LEAPS student volunteers.

If there are any events that you would like to take part in, please email Claire or Joanne at leapsvolunteers@ed.ac.uk to let us know which ones you would like to sign up for and if you require transport. We will then add your name to the event listing, send you a confirmation email and we’ll be in touch again nearer the time just to re-confirm arrangements.

Wed 27 Nov, Volunteer Social (Pizza & Quiz Night!), 19.00-21.00 - NEW!

Going mad with all the assignments due before the Christmas break? Well you are in luck! We (the Student Reps for LEAPS) are putting together a social gathering on the 27th of November for pizza and a quiz for LEAPS volunteers!

Where? Room LG.07, Lower David Hume Tower, Central Campus, The University of Edinburgh (campus map here)

When? From 19:00 until 21:00, Wednesday 27th November

 

Thurs 28 Nov, S5, Castlebrae CHS, 9.20-10.10

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 8.35.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 10.40

Prefer to make your own way to the school ?  If you would rather make your own way to the school we can  meet you at the school reception at 9.10. The school address is Castlbrae Community High School, 2a Greendykes Rd, Edinburgh, EH16 4DP.

Volunteers needed: 
4-6 volunteers required
Signed up so far: 
Frederik M
Jennifer Mc
Rebecca B
Caroline D

Thurs 28 Nov, S4 Ross HS, Tranent, 9.35-10.35 NEW

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed and shown below) at the University of Edinburgh for 08.40.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 11.20.  

Extra pick up/drop off locations: We can also pick up at Queen Margaret University for this worshop as the university is on our way to the school. The timing for pick-up at QMU would be 09.00, dropping off back there after to workshop around 11.00.

Prefer to make your own way to the school ?  If you would rather make your own way there we will meet you at the school reception at 09.25. The school is address is: Ross High School,Well Wynd, Tranent. East Lothian, EH33 2EQ.

How to sign up for this workshop: Please email leapsvolunteers@ed.ac.uk if you can commit to attending this event. Remember to let us know if you would like LEAPS transport to the event or if you prefer to make your own way to/from the school.

Volunteers needed: 
3-6 volunteers required
Signed up so far: 
Nobody yet!

Fri 29 Nov, S5, Grangemouth HS, 11.25-12.15

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 10.10  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 13.15

Prefer to make your own way to the school ?  If you would rather make your own way to the school we can  meet you at the school reception at 11.15. The school address is Grangemouth HS, Tinto Drive, Grangemouth, FK3 0HW

Volunteers needed: 
6 volunteers max can be accommodated in LEAPS transport
Signed up so far: 
Nobody yet!

Tues 3 Dec, Digital Volunteering, 2-5pm* (*drop-in) - NEW

DIGITAL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY!

We are hoping to create a series of short films with the aim of encouraging S5 school students (15-16 year olds) to think about the range of reasons why they may want to consider Higher Education as an option after school. These films will be included in digital follow-up content shared with school students after they have taken part in the S5 workshop. We are hoping to hear from a variety of voices in the clips including LEAPS staff, academics and you - student volunteers!

We are looking for 2-3 volunteers who would like to take part in the filming commenting on the benefits of the student experience as a reason to consider Higher Education. This is a drop-in session! We would need approx 30 minutes of your time so you can pick a slot between 2-5pm that works for you! You can choose which aspect of the student experience you would like to talk about. 

Read full description for futher details!

Volunteers needed: 
2-3 volunteers
Signed up so far: 
Beth B - accommodation

Wed 4 Dec, S4, Armadale Academy, 8.45-9.40

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 07.35.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 10.30

Additional pick-up/drop off points: As the school is not far from Heriot Watt University we may be able to offer a pick up for volunteers from there around 9.00, returning there after the workshop around 10.15. 

Volunteers needed: 
6 volunteers max can be accommodated in LEAPS transport
Signed up so far: 
Charis P (picking up at HWU)
Megan O (making own way)
Caroline D

Wed 4 Dec, S5, Lornshill Academy, Alloa, 11.50-12.40

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 10.20.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 1.50

Additional pick-up/drop off points: As the school is not far from the University of Stirling we can offer to pick up volunteers there around 11.20, returning there after the workshop around 13.00. If you are interested in this option please let us know when you email us. 

 

Volunteers needed: 
6 volunteers max in LEAPS transport
Signed up so far: 
Nobody yet!

Thurs 5 Dec, S4, Eyemouth HS, 9.40-10.30, CANCELLED!

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 8.10.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 11.50 . 

Additional pick-up/drop off points: As the school is not far from Queen Margaret University we may be able to offer to pick up volunteers there around 8.10, returning there after the workshop around 11.30. If you are interested in this option please let us know when you email us to sign up. 

Volunteers needed: 
6 volunteers max in LEAPS transport
Signed up so far: 
Shannon F (pick up + drop off at QMU)
Frederik M

Fri 6 Dec, S4,Bannockburn,13.25-14.15,14.15-15.05

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 11.50.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 16.15. Please note this  is a double workshop with two S4 workshops happening one after another.

Additional pick-up/drop off points: As the school is not far from the University of Stirling we may be able to offer to pick up volunteers there around 12.55, returning there after the workshop around 15.35. If you are interested in this option please let us know when you email us to sign up.

Volunteers needed: 
6 volunteers max can be accommodated in LEAPS transport
Signed up so far: 
Frederick
Catherine D

Mon 9 Dec, S5, Eyemouth HS, 14.55-15.55 NEW

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed and shown below) at the University of Edinburgh for 13.20.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 17.15.

Alternative pick-up/drop off locations: A pick up/drop off may also be available from Queen Margaret University (pick up at the taxi rank/bus stop at 1.40)  as its on route to the school. If you are interesed in this option please ask about this when you email us.

 

 

 

 

 

Prefer to make your own way to the school ?  If you would rather make your own way there we will meet you at the school reception at 14.45. The school address is: Eyemouth High School, Gunsgreenhill, Eyemouth, TD14 5LZ.

How to sign up for this workshop: Please email leapsvolunteers@ed.ac.uk if you can commit to attending this event. Remember to let us know if you would like LEAPS transport to the event or if you prefer to make your own way to/from the school.

Volunteers needed: 
3-6 volunteers required
Signed up so far: 
Rosie M