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Global Hope

Global Hope is the University's international volunteering programme. It gives you an opportunity to act as a global citizen by engaging with issues of social justice and participating in projects in countries such as Sri Lanka, Peru, South Africa and Brazil.

 

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Support for Partners

Global Hope has been supporting its overseas partners during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

We have remained in contact with all our partners throughout the pandemic to show solidarity during these difficult times. Some students have raised funds for partners who have been in particularly difficult situations. Limited on-line activities took place with some partners.

Projects

Each year, we run a number of projects in different countries. Visit our Projects page to find out about our projects and partners.

We have reinstated all of these projects for 2023. We currently work with our partners in Brazil, Peru, Sri Lanka and South Africa. For details of the partners, please visit our Projects page.   

Costs

If you would like to take part in Global Hope 2023, you will need to raise £1,500 towards Global Hope. Visit our costs page for further details for 2023 and fundraising ideas. You may be eligible for some Turing funding towards living expenses while overseas.

How to apply

In order to be interviewed to participate in a project, students will need to meet key criteria to demonstrate that they are actively committed to Global Hope and have high professional standards. This is to ensure that we are able to give our partners the best experience possible. The criteria will be assessed in the application form.

The criteria are:

1. Knowledge and understanding

  • Have an interest in, and commitment to, social justice.
  • Have some previous experience of volunteering or fundraising, i.e. through school or community groups.

2. Experience and skills

  • Be actively engaged in SALA or commitment to begin SALA by demonstrating a history of volunteering.
  • Show active participation in the Liverpool Hope University Community, through participation in extracurricular activities.

3. Practical elements

  • Have relevant skills/ hobbies/ interests which can contribute to the project.
  • Ensure to be DBS checked.
  • Agree to raising £1,500 for Global Hope.
  • Commit to attending the 6 training sessions February to April, Wednesdays, 5-6pm.

4. Student engagement with the University

  • Be engaged in your studies, with attendance of 70% or more.
  • Have good academic standing; students should normally have average grade points over 50 (C-).
  • Have not been involved in any student disciplinary procedures.

If you would like to take part in a Global Hope project, please visit our how to apply page for details about the application process.

FAQs

Got a question? Visit our FAQs page to find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about Global Hope.