Charity's plea for student volunteers

Children’s charity Barnardo’s is appealing to students in North and East Yorkshire to volunteer their time in its shops.

The plea comes as Student Volunteering Week began yesterday. The week aims to highlight the valuable work student volunteers do, raise awareness about the benefits of volunteering and appeal for more students to get involved.

Thirty per cent of Barnardo’s retail volunteers are aged between 14 and 20.

Karen Sparkes, head of volunteering at Barnardo’s, said: “Our student volunteers provide an essential service to the charity.

“Volunteering gives students the opportunity to develop skills, making their CVs stand out to prospective employers. It’s also a chance to give something back, so students, communities and the children, young people and families we support, all benefit.”

Ms Sparkes said: “Student Volunteering Week gives us the chance to celebrate our student volunteers and thank them for giving their valuable time to support us.”

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