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Meet our volunteers 

Firstly we want to say THANK YOU to all students at the University who share their time to make a difference in York - over 2000 of you! 

We know there are students volunteering in schools in the city, across 100s of local charities and leading your own projects. We also know you are busy, so it is fantastic that you spend a little bit of your free time making a huge difference to the community (and building your skills and social connections).

Below are some case studies from students who have taken part in all areas of volunteering.

Already volunteering? please share your stories and experience with us @UoYVolunteering on Twitter and Instagram

"What I enjoy most about my role is that no two days are the same and there is never a dull moment! Watching the kids have fun and be happy really is the best part of being at Snappy. Volunteering is a fantastic way to gain some incredible experience for your CV, while also making a difference in the community."  - Srish, former volunteer and now Group Leader at the Snappy Trust

"I had no sense of career direction at all when I arrived at university, but the opportunities presented by the Careers and Placements department have shaped not only what I engage with at university, but my plans beyond as well." - Alex, York Students in Schools Secretary 

Discover more about York Students in Schools in this blog An insight into the York Students in Schools Programme, by Student Managers

"The highlight of volunteering at Tea and Coffee Club is hearing all of our members' stories! I love being there for them to talk to because many of them don't have anyone else, it really makes you feel good about yourself. I think it's a really important thing to do in the community." - Chloe, Tea and Coffee Club Events Coordinator.

5 more reasons to volunteer