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Student volunteers step out to serve the community

Posted on 28/05/2010

Students help make a difference during Volunteering Week last year

Students from Royal Holloway, University of London will once again be giving up their time to work in the local community as part of National Volunteering Week, 1-3 June 2010.

More than 200 students will get involved this year with a range of projects including painting picnic benches at St Cuthbert’s Primary School in Englefield Green, maintaining the exterior of Ashford Park Primary School in Ashford, designing and painting an interior mural for Aldwyn Place residential homes and gardening at Christ Church Infants′ School in Virginia Water.

Volunteering Week is organised by a partnership of the Students’ Union, RHUL Sports, Royal Holloway’s Community Action Volunteers and local community organisations. The week is supported with funding provided by Surrey County Council Local Committee in Runnymede.

Phil Simcock, the Community Action Volunteer Co-ordinator, said, “The students have made a real difference to the local community over the years and this year they are in even more demand. We have had numerous callS from organisations, which have either had first-hand experience of the students’ work or have heard about the projects they have been involved in, asking for our help. We are delighted to once again be helping to make a positive difference and we look forward to many more successful initiatives.”

For more information on Volunteering Week or to find out how to become involved visit: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/services/volunteering/volunteeringweek2010.html


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