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Celebrating Westminster volunteering stars 2013

25 February 2013

As part of Student Volunteering Week, the Career Development Centre, in collaboration with the Students’ Union, hosted an event at Marylebone Campus on Wednesday 13 February to celebrate the achievement of student volunteers.

Heralded as “Westminster Volunteering Stars” for all the invaluable work in their communities, current and recent student volunteers manned stalls on behalf of their charities, and spoke to potential new volunteers about their experiences.

Representatives from various charities also attended and handed out leaflets and information about their work. A presentation featuring profiles of successful volunteers was also displayed, to motivate students who are considering volunteering.

“I think it is absolutely invaluable for a charity like us to be able to come along and talk to students directly”, said Mark Grainger from Mencap who was passionate about people with disabilities and was there to recruit Westminster Students.

Kieran from Attend, a charity that encourages volunteering across London; also had this to say: “We have a couple of Westminster students already volunteering for us and they are doing a fantastic job. There will also always be more opportunities for volunteering. So I thought it has been working so well, why not keep it going.”

A couple of students who were also asked for their impression on the event, both said  that they came looking for opportunities and they have found plenty. For more comments from attendees, go to a video clip prepared by the Student Union Smoke TV..

Volunteering is an excellent way to improve skills and, very importantly, increase employment prospects while at the same time making a difference and giving back to the community. Students are encouraged to consider volunteering whilst studying.

To find out more contact Berekhet at berakhb@westminster.ac.uk.


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