Students Gain Recognition for Voluntary Work
Student Volunteers Celebration Event
from the University of Leicester who have devoted their time to helping others
in the community have been recognised for their valuable contribution.
ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 11, when members of Contact, the Student
Community Action Group, received awards from Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor John
of Contact are involved in a range of projects including:
spend time at Medway Primary School in Leicester listening to children read,
teaching them French or helping with an aspect of their school work that they
ORIENTATION PROGRAMME VOLUNTEER
project to support and welcome international students arriving at the
receives many requests for help throughout the year. Recently members have
painted murals at a local primary schools and they have put their DIY skills to
the test at the Oncology unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
They have also spent a day at Redgate Animal Sanctuary helping out on the
grounds this June.
13-16 year olds in order to encourage them to consider higher education.
Community Action Mobility Playgroup
playgroup run and organised by Contact and provides the opportunity for children
with disabilities to take part in a variety of energetic games.
Allowing youngsters to experience HE.
Grant, Student Volunteering Co-Ordinator, said: “We had an evening of
celebration and appreciation in honour of the University of Leicester's many
fantastic student volunteers. Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Professor John Holloway was present and awarded certificates to student
volunteers. Also in attendance were
representatives from the many projects that we work with, including Catalyst,
Leicester Witness Cocoon, Headway Leicester, Leicester Education Business
Company, local schools and users of our own extremely successful student-led
addition, on Saturday June 7, students of the University of Leicester put their
'green fingers' and DIY skills to the test at the Leicester Royal Infirmary as
part of an event called MADD2 (Make a Difference Day 2).
Students sanded and painted benches in an effort to spruce up the view
from the balcony of the Oncology unit.”
more information, contact Korin Grant, Student Volunteer Co-ordinator, on 0116
223 1141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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