National Student Volunteering Week 2017 will run between the 20th – 26th of February 2017 and this year will be the 16th anniversary of the event. Across the UK many organisations, including the Greenwood Academies Trust, are celebrating the selfless work of many students.
Throughout our Trust we have many students who are brilliant examples of what is means to be a student volunteer - take a look at the case study below which showcases just one example. Their work demonstrates the attributes of being a modern citizen who cares for their communities and takes pride in helping others.
The Trust takes much pride in the behavior of our students both inside and outside of our academies. We would like to share some much deserved credit and praise to these individuals.
This national event fits perfectly with the Trust’s campaign for this term which is all about supporting young people to grow into the right careers. There is lots of evidence to suggest that as well as providing the obvious feel-good factor, volunteering has a number of key benefits for your career such as gaining valuable skills and real-life work experience. Many employers view the inclusion of any volunteering commitment on a CV or job application as extremely positive.
For more information about National Student Volunteering Week, click here.
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award students need to complete six months volunteering and evidence this as part of their award. Kira, a student at the Nottingham Academy, volunteers at Stonebridge Farm in St Anns every Sunday. She gained this placement by contacting the farm, attending a meeting at the farm and completing an application form. As well as providing a farm and horticultural space for the local community, the farm also offers training for adults with special educational needs.
- What do you do at Stonebridge Farm?
- What made you start volunteering?
- What difference does your volunteering make?
- What do you like about volunteering?