Volunteering Can Open Up Window Of Opportunities For Students

Students at South Cheshire College found out more about the window of volunteering opportunities which are available during Volunteering Opportunity Week.

South Cheshire CollegeRepresentatives from different organisations visited the College’s Dane Bank Avenue campus to offer information to students about volunteering opportunities which exist locally.

The organisations included Guide Dogs, Caudwell Children, Crewe Rotary Club, Age UK, The Royal British Legion and Police Volunteers.

There were also representatives from Friends for Leisure and Cheshire Volunteering Service during the promotional initiative which took place from November 4th to November 8th.

Student Council members were also on hand during the week to give out general information about how to get involved in volunteering.

Dulcie Knifton, Head of Support, Advice and Guidance at South Cheshire College, said:
“Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, build confidence and gain valuable work experience and the week aimed to promote the many different opportunities.

Volunteering can also help to improve a student’s CV or university application personal statement.

Whether students want to work with animals, children or community groups or help in the background with administration, publicity or fundraising then there is a role out there for them.”

Organisations set up stands on the College Crescent near to one of the main student social areas to promote their work and handed out leaflets during the week.

Dulcie added:
“Volunteering can be for particular events, for a few hours or days in holiday times or on a regular basis.

It is down to students to select the right volunteering opportunity that fits in with their studies and other commitments.”

For more information about Volunteering opportunities please contact Andrew Charlton in The Student Centre at South Cheshire College on 01270 654654 or visit www.scc.ac.uk

Gaynor Monaghan, Volunteer Consultant for Guide Dogs, centre, with college Health and Social Care students, left to right, Matthew Galloway, 17, Dylan Bratherton, 17, Sean Broad, 18, Nadia Hamdouchi and Hannagh Speed, both age 16.

Gaynor Monaghan, Volunteer Consultant for Guide Dogs, centre, with college Health and Social Care students, left to right, Matthew Galloway, 17, Dylan Bratherton, 17, Sean Broad, 18, Nadia Hamdouchi and Hannagh Speed, both age 16.