UHI Inverness to highlight volunteering opportunities at campus event

UHI Inverness is hosting a Volunteering Fair to connect students and members of the public with volunteering opportunities that will foster a sense of community and positive change.

Around 20 organisations and businesses have signed up to attend the event on Wednesday, 22 November, from 10am to 2pm in the atrium at Inverness Campus.

Visitors will be able to talk directly with the key people behind local voluntary projects, organisations and causes to learn about the different ways they can help out.

Volunteering is not only an opportunity to make a positive impact but also a chance to develop valuable skills, professional networks and personal growth.

The Volunteering Fair has been organised by our Student Support Team as an engaging way to make it easier for students and members of the community to get involved in volunteering.

Leigh Payne, a Personal Development Advisor who works in the Student Support Team, said: “Being a volunteer benefits you in so many ways. You can make new friends, do something you enjoy, help your local community and gain skills that you never knew you had. Coming along to the Volunteering Fair will give you the chance to speak to a wide range of organisations and volunteers themselves.

“If you have time to spare and would like to use it for something which helps you, helps others and helps the community you are part of, come along on Wednesday and find an opportunity that works for you.”

The organisations that have signed up to attend are SSAFA The Forces Charity, Nature Scotland Species on the Edge Project, The Archie Foundation, Inverness Foodstuff, Partnerships for Wellbeing, Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey CAB, Barnardo’s, Home-Start East Highland, Oxfam, Befrienders Highland, Highland Hospice, Nairn CAB, MCR Pathways, Girl Guiding Inverness-shire, Maggie’s Highlands, Highland Third Sector Interface and Inverness Cathedral.

If you have any questions about the event, contact the Student Support Team on 01463 273208 or student.support.ic@uhi.ac.uk