Tuesday 16 January 2018

St. Angela's volunteers presented with Awards

Several Sligo students have been presented with the 2017 President's Award for Student Volunteering at a special ceremony at St Angela's College.

The 2017 recipients volunteered in a range of local community projects and have fundraised for a variety of causes and also participated in the campus mentoring programmes.

Ann Coyle student volunteer with Foróige said: "Volunteering has enabled me to advance my career and I have brought happiness, energy and laughter to children at Foróige Sligo. I have impacted the first year students of my course by sharing my knowledge and experiences of my first year experience with them to help them settle into being away from home."

The ALIVE Certificate is awarded to students that demonstrate a commitment to volunteering and reflect on their learning from the experience through an online portfolio.

President of St Angela's College Dr Anne Taheny said: "We are delighted to celebrate the student's commitments as we strive to encourage an ethos of student volunteering and engagement with community activities."

The event is part of the European Capital of Volunteering Sligo 2017 programme.

The students from St Angela's College gave an average of 34 hours this year equating to €13,590 of in kind time to volunteer programmes.

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