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Why Volunteer? “Volunteering is one of the most awarding activities a student can do in their spare time. Its about obtaining individual goals through an organisational framework and more importantly working with your peers as a team to accomplish a set of tasks. It broadens your experience of life in todays modern society and you see first hand the many complex problems our world has. It helps develop new skills in order to prepare you for the “world of work”. Volunteering brings you in contact with all kinds of professionals and people from every walk of life. Most importantly however the best thing about volunteering is that you’re giving back to the community and by doing so you meet lots of new people and make alot of new friends. Getting involved in volunteering is a must when in college. Its fun, rewarding, and free!”

“Your work as a volunteer will be a great asset to any club or society, individual or community in need of your support, but it will also be a great opportunity for you. It can be fun and rewarding, but it will also help you to develop organisational and communication skills; the ability to work in a team and to solve problems in real situations. The diversity of experience you will gain as a volunteer will be invaluable in your future career, and I encourage you to get involved.” Brian Norton President, DIT

“Getting involved in societies and in particular helping others can be the one of the most rewarding things you can do and even if it is only something minor to you, it can mean a lot to those in need. Through the SVP I felt that I was getting to help others in a way that improved their quality of life. It is great to see those in need benefit from the work that SVP do and without volunteers this just wouldn’t happen. There are so many ways that SVP help those in need through soup runs, homework club, the Christmas appeal and helping the elderly. I would encourage everyone to think about giving just a bit of their time this year to volunteering, because a small action by us can mean the world of difference to others.”

Steven Pierce Ross O’Neill

Student and Volunteer

Vice President, SVP Soc “For me, volunteering was an opportunity to give back within my community. Volunteering allows you to leave your comfort zone and experience firsthand what it is like to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. When I saw how warm and grateful the communities we helped were it made me realise that I am so lucky to have what I do and really appreciate everything more. You begin to understand what it really means to be privileged.”

Rhiannon Coyne President, SVP Soc

Make a Difference ...Volunteer! Some oppportunities to get involved

Volunteering is the commitment of time and energy, for the benefit of society, local communities, and individuals outside the immediate family, the environment or other causes. DIT as one of Irelands leading third level education providers is committed to supporting, facilitating and encouraging students to volunteer in a structured environment. Graduate recruiters are increasingly looking for more out of their applicants than just a degree. Not only do they want to see a wider range of experience, but they also want to see evidence of how you gained it. Volunteering is an ideal way to gain desirable skills and to gather evidence along the way. We have seen first hand the enormous amount of volunteering work done by the students of DIT, to enrich college life or for the benefit of the local communities. Volunteering is an ideal way to • increase your employability • gain desirable skills and to gather evidence along the way • work as part of a team • further develop communication and leadership skills • meet new people So what are you waiting for? Volunteer!

Areas you can volunteer in: If you want to get involved cotact Teri O’Boyle, Volunteering and Communications Officer on 4024142/085 7089700

Animal Welfare / Environment/ Arts, Culture and Media / Children and Young people / DIT based / International / Minority Groups / Elderly People / People with Special Needs / Social Justice

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