9th May 2007

 

VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE

 

Students and staff at the University of Lincoln will be recognised for their volunteering achievements over the last year at a special celebration event being held this week.

 

Community Volunteers and the Students’ Union will be holding the event on Thursday 10th May. Volunteers will receive awards of appreciation and recognition for their dedicated work in the community.

 

Students and staff have volunteered their time to a number of activities. These include mentoring and working with young offenders, Young Enterprise Scheme, valued@oxfam project, STRUT in the Community, Drugs Intervention, Women’s Aid, Age Concern, working with the homeless and many more.

 

Pam Holbrook, Community Volunteers Co-ordinator, said: “Sometimes the volunteering relates to a students study, which is good experiential learning, but often students want to try something different to what they are doing at university, we welcome them all.

 

“Volunteering in any form shows commitment to citizenship and community cohesion, and is good CV material which prospective employers value.”

 

The event will take place in the Engine Shed from 12.00pm until 2.00pm. For more information please contact Natalie Wray on 01522 886420 or email nwray@lincoln.ac.uk

 

For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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