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The big 'v'bus will be driving volunteering home

Posted on 28/09/2010

The big vbus will be on campus on Thursday to inspire more students to start volunteering

On Thursday (30 September) ‘v’, the National Young Volunteers Service, will be visiting Royal Holloway, University of London in its purple double-decker bus to drive home the message about the benefits of volunteering.

Royal Holloway is one of eight universities hosting the big 'v' bus as part of the national tour this autumn and it will be parked for the day between Founders’ East Reception and the Windsor Building from 10am to 4pm.

Students are being invited to get on board and discover how volunteering can provide skills to help candidates stand out from the crowd when applying for a job, as well as being a fun and rewarding experience. There will be a range of talks and activities, lasting from five minutes to an hour to suit the amount of time people have available.

Other opportunities on the day include free workshops being held at the Students’ Union by leading brands on working for their companies and expert tailored advice on how to write a great CV. And as well as advice and tools to get ahead in such a tough employment climate, ‘v’ is also offering one lucky person and their friend the chance to win a volunteer adventure to the sun-kissed beaches of Costa Rica.

Phil Simcock, Community Action Volunteer Manager at Royal Holloway, said: “Community Action has been working closely with our local vinvolved Surrey team for over two years, and so it is a really exciting opportunity to be hosting the big vbus as part of the national tour. We hope our students will have their eyes opened to what the world of volunteering can give them, what they can give back, and how this can impact their future in helping them get the job they want.”

For more information on the day and the workshops available visit: http://vinspired.com/vexciting/pages/royal-holloway



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