Nominations open for volunteer award

The award recognises students who have made a significant and meaningful contribution to the community by volunteering.

It is the second year the University has run the Volunteer of the Year Award. Last year the accolade was presented to Jodie McCaughan, who volunteered at Sandwell Advocacy.

Lynn Banks, Active Volunteers Co-ordinator, said: “We are launching the second year of the award to coincide with our activities for Student Volunteering Week.

“To be eligible to apply or be nominated for this award, University of Wolverhampton students must have registered for the Volunteering Certificate and have completed a minimum of 50 hours volunteering.

“It is a great opportunity to celebrate our students’ achievements in volunteering.”

The closing date to submit nominations is Friday 26 March 2010.

For more information, visit the Active Volunteers website, which includes the entry guidelines and the nomination form, at www.wlv.ac.uk/activevol

Further information

For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736

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Date Issued: Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Active Volunteers will be holding drop-in sessions to promote volunteering during Student Volunteering Week, which runs from 22 to 28 February 2010. Students can come along and talk to Active Volunteers or the following organisations about their volunteering opportunities.

Venue: MB029, MB Building, City Campus

Thursday 25th February – 12.00 – 2.00 p.m.

WRVS

KeyRing Living Support Network

Shelfield Community Academy

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