LSBU celebrates first birthday of volunteer programmeLondon South Bank University celebrated the success of the first year of its student volunteering programme last month with a community event
More than 100 people attended representing the student body, LSBU's Students' Union, the Employability service as well as various charitable organisations that have recruited students over the past year as volunteers.
More than 600 LSBU students have signed up to volunteer over since the programme started, with well over 150 organisations partnering with the university.
The event, which took place at local venue The Table in Southwark, drew in some inspirational stories from current volunteers, each of whom were presented with a certificate of achievement for their volunteering efforts by Stephen Hackett, Director of Student Services.
"As well as the personal satisfaction gained from making a real difference to other people's lives, there are huge personal benefits from volunteering too," says Cristin O'Gorman, volunteering coordinator in LSBU's Employability service.
"Volunteering is a great way to give your time to a worthwhile cause, gain valuable experience for your CV, improve your job prospects, make new friends and be part of a team, develop new skills and have fun!"