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What’s in it for you?

Any volunteering hours we capture helps the College as a community understand what types of volunteering roles are available in our local area. This helps us further build our volunteering community and highlights key areas to colleagues who would like to get into volunteering (local awareness building). Having real time volunteering updates not only raises awareness but also inspires other colleagues to volunteer.  Sharing information allows us as a College build a volunteering community, which in turn creates conversation, raises questions, identifies opportunities and improves wellbeing.

The impact of our volunteering will be measured through a “social value calculator”; calculating the amount of volunteering hours that have been contributed in monetary terms to social goals such as increasing access to employment and skills; helping the environment; and growing businesses.

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Thinking about how you want to benefit from volunteering is a good start to finding an opportunity that's right for you.

  • Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
  • Meet people. Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
  • Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it. 

Volunteering – Staff inspirational stories

Read some of the staff inspirational stories 

Volunteering Survey

The Volunteering Survey was completed by 24 staff and collectively they have volunteered 1153.5 hrs up until the end of May 2022, which goes to show some of the incredible work that staff are completing outside of work and it’s nice that we can showcase their efforts and highlight the good they are doing.

I would like to get involved

If you would like to volunteer find out about opportunities in your local area at https://www.volunteernow.co.uk/ or https://www.causewayvc.org/


We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who got involved, donated and those who supported the charity spinathon on Wed 30th March 2022.  We raised a whopping £1596.78 for 2 great causes – Hospice NI and Macmillan

Our fundraising efforts in 22/23 raised £3588.