Celebrating Student Volunteering Week

Published: 02 March 2020

Voluntary Services would like to pay tribute to the many student volunteers currently working with the Trust for all they do to support our patients and service users.

During the week of 10th – 16th February, we asked some of our students to talk about their experiences of volunteering with the Trust.

Beth Markham who volunteers at the Humber Social and Friendship Social Inclusion Groups is currently in her second year of her Psychology Degree with Hull University. Of her experience so far she said:

“Volunteering not only improves my employability within the Mental Health Sector but has also improved my own sense of well-being. I enjoy the opportunity of contributing to local community life and knowing I have made a difference”

Volunteering at the ‘Timid to Tiger’ and ‘Boost’ Groups as part of CAMHS, Chloe Hussey said:  “Volunteering with CAMHS has been one of the most rewarding, and fun, volunteering roles I've done. Marie and her team are so enthusiastic with the work they do, and appreciative of the volunteer's time and energy. You feel like your input is valued, and you have the opportunity to get involved and gain some real, hands-on experience”.

Pictures are taken from the Humber Social Inclusion Group during Student Volunteering Week and features Luis Ellis, who is in his third year studying for a Degree in Psychology and Beth Markham, currently in her second year studying Psychology at the University of Hull.

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