Student Volunteering Week 2018
Did you know that this week, 19th – 25th February, is Student Volunteering Week?
The week is all about celebrating the impact student volunteers have on organisations as well as encouraging more students to get involved.
Here at Tenovus Cancer Care, we benefit tremendously from the support of students.
Whether that be volunteering alongside their studies, taking on placements, work experience and internships, or simply engaging with a project, activity or event ran by students.
Students bring lots of fresh ideas, enthusiasm and creativity to the work we do. They often put their studies into practice sharing their knowledge and skills with us. And they often help us engage and interact with a young demographic, and by doing this make sure our support services are open to all.
It’s a two way street, we understand that for a lot of students volunteering helps them too. As well as supporting a good cause and giving something back they are also changing their own lives; developing skills they may not have had, gaining credible work experience to help them secure future careers, building their confidence, meeting new people and making friends they may not have met otherwise. The communities that the charity works in benefit and so do the students themselves.
So this week, we’ll be sharing a couple of stories on social media from some of the students who help us (fundraisers, shop volunteers and office volunteers) telling you the reasons why they do it and also what they get out of volunteering with us.
For information about how to get involved and what you can do visit our volunteer pages here