Celebration of Volunteering Achievements
at the University of Leicester will be celebrating their volunteering
achievements on Monday, June 17 from 6.30pm-8.30pm at the University of
Leicester Charles Wilson Building.
will be presented by Devon Malcolm from Leicestershire County Cricket Club for
students who have shown a commitment to volunteering in their community.
300 students volunteer with Contact, the student volunteering association at the
Students' Union. Contact receives the majority of funding from the Millennium
Volunteers scheme, a national initiative that rewards young people aged 16-24
for showing a sustained commitment to volunteering in their community.
that students have set up and run include:
Pro Bono a free legal advice in the community project, which this year
won the national Student Challenge Competition,
SCAMP (Student Community Action Mobility Playgroup) a weekly playgroup
for children with physical disabilities that takes place on the University
Partnerships for Progression - a mentoring scheme for young people who
don't have a family back-ground of Higher Education run in partnership with the
NUS, the Leicester Education and Business Company and Widening Participation
Initiative at the University of Leicester.
Kids Camp- a residential holiday scheme for children who are in care or
TO NEWSDESK: Please
contact Claire Barton, Contact Co-ordinator on 0116 2231141 or 07799670736 for
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.