‘JMSU Buddies’ is a volunteering scheme providing a fun way to make friends, meet new people, attend exclusive events, and gain volunteering experience!
We know that university can be a daunting experience, even for the most outgoing people. It can be tough to make friends, but with JMSU Buddies, we match you based on your preferences, so you can have the best experience with your new pal.
Know the city like the back of your hand and want to show it off? Want to enhance your CV and gain skills like leadership and interpersonal skills? Maybe you just love helping and looking out for others. Apply to be a JMSU Buddy, and we will give you full training and ongoing support, access to JMSU Buddy events – and you might even just meet your new BFF.
What we expect from you: A commitment of a minimum of 3 hours per week consisting of – offering peer support to your buddy, attending training, maintaining regular communication with the SU and with your buddy, attending Buddy Events, representing and promoting JMSU, while following our policies and guidelines.
What you can expect from us: Full training, ongoing support, tips on things to do with your buddy, exclusive Buddy Events, an online volunteering hour-logging system, eligibility for our volunteer awards.
Resources: Buddy Scheme Volunteer JD
It can be so nerve-wracking moving to a new city or country, and we are here to make sure your university experience is the best it can be. So if you’re anxious about making friends, fancy a personal tour guide, or would just like a bit of extra support – apply for a JMSU Buddy!
What you can expect: To be matched with a trained buddy based on your preferences, ongoing friendly support from your buddy and from the SU, and exclusive Buddy Events!
Sign up for a Buddy here