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  • Student volunteers make a real difference - harness their enthusiasm

    24th March 2017

    (C/O the Guardian) Last year, student volunteers at De Montfort University logged a total of 24,000 hours of volunteering in the last academic year - and itís our job, in the De Montfort studentsí union (DSU) to manage them. We provide access to hundreds of unique and exciting volunteering opportunities. As well as giving students the chance to volunteer on campus through various student groups, we also have links with more than 300 local organisations Ė all seeking student volunteers. DSU is one of just six organisations in Leicestershire to be recognised with the prestigious Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard for good practice in volunteer management. But managing more than 1,650 student volunteers brings its challenges, and we wanted to make sure that we were getting the best out of them that we possibly could. The award involved a rigorous assessment process with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, measuring things such as the extent to which volunteers...

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