SES Launch New Volunteering Evening
On Tuesday 6th October, Stamford Endowed Schools hosted the inaugural Volunteering Evening, which featured a raft of local charities and was attended by Cllr Patricia Bull of Stamford Town Council.
It is hoped that the event will become an annual occurrence and provide volunteering opportunities to both those working towards their Duke of Edinburgh award and any other students of the school aged above 14. Director of Outdoor Education Edward Smith gave two talks over the course of the evening detailing how volunteering is a great way for students to build their confidence, learn new skills and provide a valuable service to the local community, whilst being a great addition to their CVs.
Local charities, including The Evergreen Care Trust, Teen Zone, Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service, attended the event, in addition to nationally recognised charities Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and the National Citizen Scheme.
Helen Chew, the Charity Representative of Stamford School, said “The aim is to introduce volunteering to as many people in the schools as possible so they can benefit from the valuable life experiences it brings.”