Date published: 13 February 2024 by Katie Inglis
The 12th - 16th of February marks National Student Volunteering Week which takes place across the UK, organising opportunities or events to encourage students to volunteer and help their local communities.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful network of Student Volunteers who give up their time to support the work we do at Rainbow Trust.
Meet Georgia, who is a Student Volunteer in the South West Care Team. She assists the team through supporting their visits to families with a seriously ill child. Here's how she first discovered Rainbow Trust and why she gives up her time to volunteer:
"My name is Georgia and I am volunteering with Rainbow Trust while completing the final year of my university degree. I was first made aware of Rainbow Trust when a family support worker came into my university to talk about what the charity is about and the work that she does. This left me inspired and keen to find out more!
Volunteering not only gives me valuable experience for my future career, but also gives me the chance to make a difference to a family's life, which is the main goal! Throughout my time volunteering I have received ongoing support from others working for Rainbow Trust, who are always there to offer me help and advice if I need it."