Volunteers Cheque in to Help Heroes

A group of Vol.Success Volunteers with Principal and Chief Executive, George Trow

Left to Right: Ben Comfort, Sarah Johnson, Sarah-May Pitt, George Trow (Principal and Chief Executive of Doncaster College), Amy Newton, David Hollyhead, Beth Duffield, and Nathan Nichols.

Vol.Success volunteers at Doncaster College have raised over £250 for Help for Heroes and the Poppy Campaign by donating all the proceeds from a fundraising event held recently.


The volunteers and some students on courses from throughout the College gave up their free time to present activities that included free hair styling, nail art, tombola, and selling tea and cakes.


Volunteer JP Hesletine said, "I felt it was important to try and do something that shows young people in a good light instead of a negative one.” JP, who is eighteen-years-old, started at the College in September 2011.


Vol.Success is about individuals gaining valuable working experience and qualifications while understanding and taking ownership of their wider community.


Vol.Success has taken the positive elements of vTalent, an earlier initiative and developed an experience for individuals which is unique within the FE sector using the springboard of workplace experience, networking, building confidence and developing new skills as well as a core element of qualifications.


The programme offers up to 21 hours a week volunteering with a cluster of up to 4 qualifications and additional qualifications in basic skills plus the possibility of placement-related qualifications.


The aim of the programme is to inspire individuals to reach into their own communities via volunteering and to gain in confidence and self-esteem through the acquisition of qualifications and voluntary experience.


For more information about Vol.Success, click here.


Updated: 16/01/2012


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