Volunteer Marketplace - 1st October 2014

A Volunteer Marketplace was set up for students in the School of Medicine to give them an opportunity to meet with a variety of organisations, related to health care, to enhance their learning experience and to give them an opportunity to volunteer.

The Marketplace was held in the atrium of the Wolfson Medical School Building. This was a new venture and it was hosted by Nursing & Health Care. Students attended from nursing, dentistry and medicine.

15 organisations and well over 80 students attended. It was positively evaluated by both students and organisations with personal contacts being a key element as opposed to web interface. A total of 257 signatures were received by organisations indicating a willingness to volunteer or receive further information. Four organisations were student led. Overall the event proved worthwhile and we plan to repeat this next year.

First published: 12 December 2014