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Cardiff and Vale College students create a place of sanctuary

Uploaded: RM, 12th July 2017

Students on two Fast Forward courses at Cardiff and Vale College’s Barry Campus have combined their skills to create a donkey sanctuary at the Amelia Trust Farm. The students aimed to improve the lives and understand the needs of ...

It Is a Great Way To Balance The Stressful Academic Life - Tina, Ceredigion.

Uploaded: Louise Phillips, 14th March 2016

I love helping and working with people, and my University offered several opportunities for volunteering. It is a great way to balance the stressful academic life. I love the volunteering I am doing, and it is a good way of letting go of ...

There is a Feel Good Factor Involved in Voluntary Work - Thomas, Ceredigion.

Uploaded: Louise Phillips, 14th March 2016

I’ve always been into volunteering as a way to not only give something back to society, but to also develop myself. Charitable work with Amnesty to promote Human Rights has been important to me since I was in sixth form and I have ...

Harriet Tom, 18

Uploaded: Giselle Mansfield-Robinson, 27th January 2016

How did you get involved in Volunteering? Why did you get involved? I had never really thought about volunteering before as I was never interested. I used to love going to school, going out with my friends and playing sport. I simply ...

Rhys - Age 17

Uploaded: Mrs Beverley Boulton, 27th October 2015

I got interested in volunteering via my cousin who suggested that we helped out at his grandad's farm. I thought this would be really good as I wasnt really doing anything over the summer holidays. I started taking riding lessons at the ...

Caitlin - Age 16

Uploaded: Mrs Beverley Boulton, 27th October 2015

I got interested in volunteering via my local gymnastics club. The organisers asked if I wanted to start volunteering as a coach. I thought the coaching experience would be a good way of keeping in touch with the skills of the sport and as I ...

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