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Student volunteering awards

18 May 2011

UCL / UCLU Volunteering Services Unit is holding its annual awards ceremony on Thursday 26 May, celebrating the efforts of UCL's student volunteers.


The event will also see the announcement of the UCL Volunteering Organisation of the Year, which recognises excellent volunteer management within London's charity sector, as well as awards for the best community project run by UCL students.

June Chapman from Camden Citizens' Advice Bureau said: "It's a joy to have UCL volunteers serve because they are so enthusiastic and creative and such quick learners. They make a huge impact."

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, 1,300 students volunteered through the Volunteering Services Unit (VSU), giving over 26,000 hours of their time in total to projects across London.

If you would like to attend the Volunteering Awards Ceremony, or find out more about volunteering at UCL, please email Oliver Peachey at oliver.peachey@ucl.ac.uk

Image: Millie Backhouse (UCL Philosophy) won a 1-UCL Santander Award for her work with KEEN - a charity that provides sports and creative sessions for children with special needs in North London.

Watch the video below to find out more about UCL Volunteering Services:

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