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Students take part in PVA Videos.
This week the videos for the 8th Annual President’s Volunteer Award commenced. These videos are clips of different students each representing various faculties and years across UL. We had three students from AHSS, two from Science and Engineering, two students from Education and Health Science, one from IWAMD, one student from GEMS, one international student and one mature student. So, we picked a wide variety of students across the different faculties and varied the years they were in as the different variety of students will show that volunteering is not restricted to one group of people and that the University of Limerick students are always eager to volunteer, regardless of year or faculty. The videos are clips showcasing who the students are, what year and course, then they talk about their volunteer experiences and why they got involved in the President’s Volunteer Award. This compilation of videos will be played at the PVA Ceremony taking place on September 20th, 2018.
These videos will give an insight into the kind of work and volunteering UL students do, not only on campus, but off campus and in the wider community also. The students also volunteered with different organisations, as we wanted to showcase just how diverse volunteering can be. The organisations these students volunteered with are, St. Vincent de Paul, the Simon Community, Childline, As Bhaile, Shine a Light, 121Tech, St. Gabriel’s School, Crafty souls, Irish Guide Dogs, University Hospital Limerick, Milford Care Centre and Access Campus. The roles in which the volunteers helped out were extremely varied, ranging from playing the harp for the Milford Care Centre, to researching information for Cystic Fibrosis to helping children with their homework. Volunteering reaches many aspects in life and without our excellent volunteers form UL, these organisations might not reach as many people with the help they provide. When this video is watched, where be it, through the PVA’s social media or at the PVA Ceremony itself, it may inspire others to volunteer in other aspects of volunteering, as the possibilities are endless! Some people find their career aspirations or vocation through volunteering.
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