Saint Joseph's Shankill
UCD in the Community were delighted to host the annual UCD Volunteer Day on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
There were various events that took place across campus throughout the day and it was a great way for anyone intererested in volunteering to find out more information and get involved. Check out the activities that took place below.
There were 15 visiting community-based organisations at the UCD in the Community Volunteer Fair. The Fair allowed students and staff to chat with representatives from the visiting organisations and sign up to volunteer with them if interested. Thank you to all the visiting organisations and to all the students and staff who visited the Fair.
Michelle Coen and Rebecca Boyle, UCD Careers Network, provided an informative workshop on how students could use volunteering to further their career, including what potential employers look for in graduates and how you can include the skills you have learned through volunteering to further your career prospects. Great to see so many students in attendance!
UCD Culture and Engagement encouraged students and employees to attend this lunch and learn event with two of UCD's charity partners, Special Olympics Ireland and UCD Volunteers Overseas. The event was well attended and we wish to express a sincere thanks to Anita Carthy, Special Olympics Ireland and Lorraine Bailey, UCD employee and UCDVO volunteer for their fantastic presentations for potential volunteers.
UCD in the Community wishes to express our sincere gratitude to all the organisations who attended the Fair, all the students, staff and alumni who got involved in the various activities, all the speakers and facilitators of the events that were taking place, and all those who helped with logistics and planning. We hope you found a great organisation or group to volunteer with and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
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