9th October 2018

Students and staff at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) were encouraged to expand their horizons and boost their employability whilst helping those around them at the BG Futures Volunteering Fair last week.



In the BGU Students’ Union building; students, staff, and members of the public were able to browse a diverse marketplace showcasing the fantastic volunteering opportunities available throughout Lincolnshire. Exhibitors included: EPOC (Early Prevention of Cancer), Travelteer, YMCA, Home-Start Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire Police Volunteering, Voluntary Centre Services, and Bransby Horses.

Cassie Rainey, BG Futures Administrator, discussed the importance of the Volunteering Fair:

"The Volunteering Fair is important in showcasing the fantastic volunteering opportunities out there to our students. Through the Fair we aim to highlight these opportunities as a means of enhancing our students’ employability, providing the opportunity to gain real life professional experience, and encouraging a mind-set which is committed to giving back to the community."

The fair also offered those attending the chance to learn about the BG Futures ‘Volunteering Award’. The award accredits the volunteering hours undertaken by learners at BGU and also offers gives student volunteers the chance to win £250*.

If you would like more information on the award contact volunteeringaward@bishopg.ac.uk or to see where volunteering can take you, email the BG Futures Careers, Employability and Enterprise team at enterprise@bishopg.ac.uk.

*Subject to accruing 300+ hours via the Volunteering Award.