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Student Volunteering

Alton College and Peter Symonds College

This project developed in partnership with Alton College and Peter Symonds College, aims to help introduce students to volunteering and develop new opportunities suitable for 16 – 18 year olds.

What volunteering can do for you?

  • Enhance your CV & Personal Statement
  • Help those in greater need than yourself
  • An opportunity to meet new people
  • Involvement in your local community
  • An opportunity to try new experiences
  • Gain an award in Community Service

We have a range of opportunities:

  • Helping children in schools
  • Befriending older people
  • Environmental tasks
  • Fundraising
  • IT & office support
  • Charity retail
  • Marketing and media and much more…

Alton College Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards:

  • Your volunteering gets you the recognition you deserve through the Lions Club Service Awards
    50 hours volunteering – Silver Award. 100 hours – Gold Award
  • For further info go to Moodle, student resources, work experience & volunteering
  • To find out more come and see us at Student Hub Tuesdays 10.30am – 2.00pm
  • Contact or call 0300 500 8085 ext 9722

Social Action Days at Peter Symonds College, Winchester:

During the academic year 2018/19 Community First will be running 4 social action days for students.  This will enable students to gain experience of a range of volunteering activities for a number of local charities and community groups.  For further information please contact or tel. 0300 500 8085 and ask for the Volunteer Service.

Hear how volunteering helps students prepare for their future careers … we spoke to two Peter Symonds students whose hospital volunteering is giving them skills for a future in medicine … and another who hopes to be a landscape architect …


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