Learning about volunteering

31 October 2010
Last month, Oaklands College AS Level Citizenship students were given the opportunity to take part in a special Introduction to Volunteering event, held by the YMCA vinvolved organisation.

Students learnt about what vinvolved was about, its importance, and ways in which they could help or encourage others to get involved in voluntary projects.

They also discovered more about organisations based in their areas and how helping others is a great way to help them achieve their own personal goals as well as benefit society.

Vinvolved has a nationally accredited certification system that registers hourly volunteered time, and in this way students receive certificates for having attended the course.