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Give. Grow. Inspire – Mobilising Student Volunteers

From April 16-22, Student Volunteer Week (SVW) 2018 will celebrate, motivate and encourage student volunteers throughout New Zealand.

The theme for SVW 2018 is ‘give, grow, inspire’. The aim is to encourage students to give time to help the community, grow new skills through volunteering and inspire others to do the same.

Volunteering Canterbury is passionate about supporting and encouraging students to volunteer - there are so many benefits for students and organisations alike.

“Encouraging students to volunteer in their communities is an excellent way to develop their leadership skills and increase their chances of employment” says Glenda Martin, Outreach and Marketing Manager at Volunteering Canterbury.

In collaboration with the University of Canterbury, Volunteering Canterbury will be hosting a Student Volunteer Expo at the University of Canterbury on Thursday 26 April 2018. “Although semester timetabling here in Canterbury sees us hosting this Expo outside of Student Volunteer Week”, Martin says “the information on volunteering which will be available to students will be wide-ranging”. The thirty community organisations signed up to attend the Expo to talk to students about how to get involved with their respective volunteer programmes reflect the diversity of volunteer opportunities available in and around Christchurch.

If you’re a student, or know of a student that might be interested, the Student Volunteer Expo will take place in The Undercroft, James Hight Building, from 11.30am to 2.30pm, on Thursday 26th April.

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