Student Volunteering Week: Inez’s story

Student Volunteering Week: Inez’s story

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Inez Lau is a final year student at the University of Sheffield and has been volunteering with us throughout her time in Sheffield. As it’s Student Volunteering Week we’re celebrating all of our valued volunteers and telling their stories about how they help Sheffield’s young people.

Inez’s Story

I’m Inez, a final year Journalism student at the University of Sheffield. I first heard about the work of Sheffield Futures when I was volunteering in one of their youth clubs. This was an opportunity I secured through Sheffield Volunteering, the University’s community volunteering service that helps students to make an impact in the City run by the Student’s Union.  As well as volunteering I’m also a youth ambassador for Sheffield Futures.

I’ve had a great year so far in terms of volunteering with Sheffield Futures as I’ve had the chance to attend charitable events, promote youth development in Sheffield, both online and in person to my university friends. My view is that children and young people are key to the success of the City and that’s why I’m proud to be working in support of Sheffield Futures. Volunteering and acting as an ambassador for Sheffield Futures has also really helped me to understand more about the culture of the City and understand more about the different communities.

Volunteering with local charities is a big part of my university life and it’s helped me to reach outside of the University bubble and settle in the City. Sheffield is a city with great potential and I reckon we should all go beyond the campus and explore what it’s offering to us. I encourage all students to volunteer within local communities and get the most out of our university life.





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