I volunteer because…

Student Volunteering Week 2016 will take place from 22-28 February and it’s the perfect opportunity for you to learn about the wide variety of volunteering roles that you could be a part of!

Volunteering in the local and wider community is the ideal way to make a positive impact on the world around you, whilst allowing you to develop yourself into a more ethical, thoughtful and well-rounded individual.

So, why should you volunteer? Some of our students tell us why:

Sumayya Khan, BA (Hons) Education Studies student
What was the name of the organisation you volunteered for?
Feversham College, an all girls secondary school and sixth form in Bradford.
What was your role there?
I worked in the Languages department as a support assistant in the Arabic classroom. I also created revision booklets by photocopying bits of past papers for the GCSE classes.
What skills do you feel you have developed while you volunteered here?
– Time management skills
– Communication skills
– Decision making skills
– Editing skills
– Listening skills
– Team working skills
I volunteer because… it allows me to get a real insight into the world of work and helps me to build my experience.
Emma Wright, BA (Hons) Psychology student

What was the name of the organisation you volunteered for? Hulme Community Garden Centre (i think this is right … does it count as volunteering for them for that planting day?)

What was your role there?

Tree Planter

What skills do you feel you have developed while you volunteered here?

Team work definitely, it was surprising how many people it took to plant a tree and we had to communicate effectively to make sure this was done correctly

I volunteer because… i think it’s important to get involved with the community and help out where possible

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