Riverside College recently held their annual Volunteer Fair to encourage students and members of the public to support local charities and organisations by offering their time and skills by volunteering.
The event, which was organised in partnership with the College and the Volunteer Centre Runcorn, took place in the College’s Centre Stage Theatre throughout the day on Monday 14th October, enabling anyone to visit the stands and speak to the Charities directly to find out what help they could offer.
Alison Gleave, the Volunteer Centre Development Officer who organised the day said, “It was great that we were able to bring all of these organisations together at the College so that the students and the general public could chat to the charities and explore their options and possibilities. Volunteering in the community makes a big difference to a lot of people and will also help give students valuable experience to help them to gain the best university places and jobs. The day was a great success and lots of students signed up to help various different charities and projects.”
Natasha Whaley, Chloe Knox and Jack Pierce, who are all studying Health and Social Care at the College, visited the fair and offered their services to three different charities. Jack, who hopes to progress onto university to become a Physiotherapist, said, “I have signed up to try to make a difference and gain experience to help with my university application and CV.”