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Volunteering Fair welcomes local and national charities

"There will be a range of opportunities to get involved in and make a positive contribution to the local community.” Sue Morrison, Head of Careers and Employment Service

Date posted: 18 October 2017

The University of Derby is hosting its annual Volunteering Fair on Thursday 19 October. The fair is open to the public as well as students, graduates and staff.

The fair will welcome over 60 local and national charities looking to recruit volunteers, providing an opportunity to find out how to get involved with the community and gain valuable experience.

Charities and organisations including Childline, Cancer Research, The Salvation Army, National Trust and Citizens Advice will be on hand to speak to attendees about volunteering opportunities.

The University is partnering with Community Action Derby, after more than five years of working together, and experts will be available at the Volunteering Fair to offer one-to-one interviews for prospective volunteers.

Sue Morrison, Head of Careers and Employment Service, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming charities and community organisations to the University to share their volunteering opportunities with us.

“This event allows charities to meet our staff, students and members of the general public, raise awareness of their organisation and speak to potential volunteers. There will be a range of opportunities on offer which attendees can get involved in and make a positive contribution to the local community.”   

Two high-profile programmes, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Barclays Digital Eagles, will also be launched at the University this year. Both programmes offer lifelong skills and knowledge that can be transferred into everyday life.

The fair will take place in the University’s atrium at Kedleston Road at 10:30am – 2pm.

To find out more about the Volunteering Fair, visit www.derby.ac.uk/vol-fair.

For further press information please contact: Deanna Mathieson, Public Relations Assistant at University of Derby on 01332 591978 or email D.Mathieson@derby.ac.uk