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Students look to lend a helping hand

Posted on 18/10/2013

The Mayor of Runnymede opens the Volunteering Fair 2013

This week, students from Royal Holloway packed out the Student’s Union for the annual Volunteering Fair, which was opened by the Mayor of Runnymede, Cllr Yvonna Lay.

Organised by Community Action, the Fair gives students the opportunity to discuss projects and fundraising opportunities with over 20 community organisations and charities, including Age UK, the British Heart Foundation and local museums and youth centres.

“Our 7th annual Volunteering Fair was a huge success with more students than ever wanting to find out more information about how they can volunteer within the local community,” said Phil Simcock, Community Action Volunteer Manager.

“Everyone who came left with an idea of how they could get involved with one of our partner organisations and contribute to the local community.”

Volunteering also counts towards the Royal Holloway Passport - a skills award that highlights the achievements and contributions made by students beyond their academic accomplishments, with one point awarded for each hour of service.

Following on from the Fair, ‘Get Involved Week’ take places from 21-24 October 2013. There will be a wide range of partner introduction sessions, volunteer inductions and accreditation talks throughout the week on campus.


For further information on the events mentioned above, please contact Community Action.

To find out about any other events, visit Community Action’s website.



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