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Winter 2011

Health and Life Sciences

What? Helper Where? CHICKS When? Negotiable Working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds to give them a memorable weekend away in Cornwall or Devon. Meals and accommodation provided. What? Helper Where? Mind@Our Celebration When? Negotiable Various opportunities in fundraising and events planning, befriending and mentoring and supporting various groups. What? Mentor Where? The Island When? Negotiable, Two Hours per Week for a Year Menotring a vulnerable child or young person. Going out and having fun, participating in positive recreational activities.


more opportunities What? Care Support Worker Where? York Child Contact Service When? Saturdays Working as part of a team to support parents and children durign contact sessions. What? Riding Assistant Where? Riding for the Disabled Association When? Negotiable Assisting riders during sessions. What? Befirender Where? Alzheimer’s Society When? Negotiable Befirending people with dementia. What? Snow Warden Where? City of York Council When? November to March Must stay at Christmas or not be away long. Clearing snow in and around your street.

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Winter 2011


spotlight

becky ford

Becky volunteers as Deputy Ethics and Environment Officer at the Students’ Union, as well at CAFOD, BUGG and others. Becky has received training through her volunteering and believes that “the more you volunteer and get involved, the more opportunities become available to you”.

internal opportunities What? Buddy for Buddy Up Scheme Where? York St John University When? Flexible, Fortnight or More Buddying up with international students arriving next semester. What? RAG Raid Helper Where? York St John Students’ Union When? 11th December, 10am - 4pm Help fundraise for the British Heart Foundation as part of a big event in the city centre.

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What? Coffee / Tea Afternoon Helper Where? York St John Students’ Union When? Wednesdays 2 4.30pm Making coffee / tea and serving biscuits cakes to older residents of Heworth at St Wulstan’s Church.

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your volunteering team

anu priya

OPPORTUNITIES CO-ORDINATOR

andy law jake furby dave findlay

VOLUNTEERING OFFICER

RAISE AND GIVE OFFICER

VP STUDENT ACTIVITIES

want to know more? a.priya@yorksj.ac.uk andrew.law@yorksj.ac.uk jake.furby@yorksj.ac.uk d.findlay@yorksj.ac.uk

01904 876 360

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YSJ Involved Winter 11 Health & Life Sciences