Volunteering Officer

Chris Oldnall and Will Wilson

The Volunteering Officer doesn't have a network, but instead, holds regular meetings with the Volunteering Committee. It is a wonderful group of students from all years and faculties each responsible for a different aspect of volunteering at York, helping to provide the most fulfilling and impactful opportunities both internally and externally to the university. They oversee all 16 student-led volunteering projects and also host one-off volunteering events. There are so many different ways to get involved- whether you volunteer regularly or just want to have a go!

Chris and Will's Priorities

We want to carry on the great work that the outgoing officer Emily has started. With a wide variety of players in volunteering at the university and a new city strategy we are at a prime point to do this in time! Our roles that we already hold within RAG and Volunteering will help us bring the two together into greater symbiosis.

  • J - Just do it! As part of our role we would introduce a new campaign, Just Do It. This would be collating one off opportunities both microvolunteering and local community projects to have something to offer every student.
  • E - Everyone. We must recognise everyone’s contribution to volunteering. Therefore we would carry on the pop up panda scheme, as well as looking into organising a greater event to award our great volunteers from colleges and projects.
  • M - Making More Connections. There has been great work done to connect volunteering at the university and it no longer looks so disjointed - now its time to take this to the city and expand our connections. Aside from this we also want to bring RAG closer to volunteering.



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