What prompted you to volunteer to support new students during Welcome Week 2016?
I have always taken part in numerous projects before starting university. Volunteering for Welcome Squad allowed me to get involved with helping others in the university environment which was a great help for me when I first started university. That’s why I wanted to get involved with this last year.
What benefits do you think you gained from volunteering?
There are so many things to get involved with in university life and this is one of them. Through volunteering with Welcome Squad, I met new people who were also volunteering and helped new students starting university, which was great. I benefited from advising and encouraging others in the same boat as me. I have also seen different areas of the university that I would have never gone to unless I had a lecture there.
What was the most enjoyable part of volunteering?
The most enjoyable part of Welcome Squad was meeting new people. Instead of knowing just the people in my degree, I can also speak to others from different courses at university.
What would be your advice to anyone considering volunteering as a Student Connector during Welcome to Wolves 2017?
If anyone is considering volunteering this year, then I’d say “go for it!” It helped me build up confidence and gain more skills, get to know more about the university and I became more settled before starting my second year. The Student Union staff are friendly and helpful which made me feel relaxed and comfortable before being a volunteer. It’s something to put on your CV, build up volunteering hours and take full advantage of university life whilst completing your course. It’s a great and enjoyable opportunity to be involved with.
Interested in being a volunteer?
We are looking for Student Connectors to assist in delivering a range of SU events and activities as part of Welcome to Wolves 2017; 1st – 30th September 2017.
Benefits include a Connector t-shirt, hours towards volunteering certificate, free club entry, exclusive Welcome to Wolves volunteering party and comprehensive training.
Volunteer Today! Email Bee at B.Johnson5@wlv.ac.uk to register
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