Buxton Commits To Volunteering

19 September 2011

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The Buxton Faculty has taken inspiration from the University's prestigious Olympic Inspire Mark for volunteering and pledged to donate two thousand and twelve hours of voluntary work to the local community by the summer of 2012.

Students are being encouraged to donate time out of their studies each week this year to get involved in community projects. Already, some have been working in Youth Hostels around the Peak District; others have been giving up their evening to work on the Street Safe project, ensuring everyone enjoys a safe night out in Buxton. Many more local businesses and charities will benefit from the students' volunteering hours and fundraising activity over the next few months to ensure they reach their 2012 target.

To recognise students' hard work on Community Engagement, the Dean of the Faculty, Dr Peter Dewhurst has offered a prize for the student who has delivered the most effective voluntary work during the 2012 pledge.
 
A panel of judges will look for the individual who has demonstrated the most dedication to their chosen cause and can demonstrate positive outcomes and contribution to the community.   The winner will receive a trophy plus a cash prize. Students can find out more about volunteering on website www.udbemployable.co.uk  or by attending the following events:

  • University Festival of Volunteering 9 November 2011, Kedleston Road Site.

Find out how the whole University has been inspired to volunteer by the 2012 Olympics.  Free transport provided to the Kedleston Road site from Buxton.

  • Buxton Community Engagement Day December 2011, the Dome.

We invite in local community groups who have opportunities for you to work with them in the Buxton area.Students can get involved through the Derby Award Programme.  

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