We are lucky to have many wonderful students volunteers with us. These students are making a huge contribution to supporting residents in West Sussex during the pandemic alongside their studies.
Student Volunteering Week is a whole week dedicated to celebrating amazing student volunteers and what they do in their local communities. This week we want to thank these young volunteers for all their hard work and valuable contribution they make to our charity and let them know how much we enjoy having them on the team!
Volunteering as a student can help develop skills and experience which are essential in their working career. They also get a chance to make a difference to their community and meet residents. Our student advisors are given the opportunity to work directly with residents, gaining skills including listening, analysing and working in a team. They help people with issues including benefits, housing, employment, debt and much more.
It’s not just advice roles. We have students volunteering in other non-advice roles across the organisation too. They all help support the work we do.
This Student Volunteering Week, we want to introduce you to some of our current student volunteers. Read their blogs about volunteering for us below:
Watch our short film about volunteering at CAWS as a young person, as advisers and in other roles too!