Volunteering opportunities for UCL students
17 January 2011
UCL Union Volunteering Services are holding a volunteering fair on Thursday 20 January in the North Cloisters.
The fair is a chance to browse a wide range of the volunteering opportunities available to UCL students. It is also a chance to speak to representatives from the different projects on offer.
John Braime (UCL Volunteering Services Unit) explained: "Volunteering is a rapidly growing movement at UCL. Every year, we see more and more students wanting to get involved. In a way this isn't surprising, because working with the wider community is a distinctive part of UCL culture. Last year, 1,200 students volunteered through the Volunteering Services Unit (VSU) giving over 26,000 hours of their time in total to projects across London.
"The VSU have also set up The Ten Pound challenge. We want UCL students to think creatively and come up with ideas to improve the lives of their fellow Londoners, spending only £10."
For more information on the Ten Pound Challenge, click on the link at the top of this page.
The UCL Union volunteering Services Fair takes place on Thursday 20 January from 12.00pm - 3.00pm in the North cloisters. The VSU also currently has a range of opportunities available now for UCL students. Follow the link above for more details.
View the slideshow below to see some highlights from UCL Volunteering Week 2010.
Image: Camila Backhouse (UCL Philosophy) volunteering at KEEN, a special needs charity based in North London.