Name: Sarah Gifford
Job Title: Community Engagement Officer (formerly Volunteering Co-ordinator at Queen Mary Student Union)
Department: Centre for Public Engagement
Type of Engagement: Community Engagement, Volunteering
Publics: Local Community, Non-profit Sector
QMSU Volunteering is the Volunteering Service for all QMUL students. The department partners with over 150 local charities, non-profit making organisations and statutory bodies to provide hundreds of quality volunteering opportunities for students to get involved in.
This enables over 800 students to access a variety of opportunities to volunteer in the local community and across London each year, developing confidence, skills, practical work experience and opportunities to get involved in their local community to make a positive impact on an individual, cause or environment in need.
They also work to promote academic engagement with students, providing a source of advice and support for groups that wish to engage others outside of higher education with research-led learning.
Students in the Community Report (pages 7-8)