Student volunteers make an impact in local community

More than 150 University student volunteers have made a powerful impact in the local community after enriching the learning experiences of around 2,000 school children.

Through a range of rewarding long term, short term and one-off school based opportunities organised by the University’s Career Development Service, student volunteers were given the chance to share their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for learning with children across the county.

Activities included creating and delivering creative writing workshops and school assemblies, storytelling, providing GCSE Maths support and facilitating after school clubs. These activities provided students with an opportunity to flex their creative muscles and draw upon strengths to support children from the ages of 5 to 16.

As well as helping to directly benefit the learning experiences of children across Leicestershire, the opportunities enabled student volunteers to enhance their employability skills, gain confidence and test out a potential career route.

The Career Development Service actively supports students in finding different types of volunteering opportunities within a range of sectors. Many opportunities are advertised on MyCareers – the University’s online portal for supporting the career development needs of all its students.