Throughout the year student volunteering has made a huge contribution to the local community and here at De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) think it’s only right that we celebrate this in style.
That’s why next Friday 15 April Level 1 will be transformed into an American Diner as we host The SULETS DSU Volunteering Awards 2016 to recognise the special achievements made by students during the year.
The evening, which is free to attend, will feature a welcome drink and buffet plus fundraising quiz, live band and American Diner-themed photo booth, and is sure to be a night to remember.
Tom Nicholls, Volunteer and Societies Manager at DSU, said: “It’s a chance for students to get recognised for all the volunteering that they’ve done throughout the year.
“The event is completely free for students to come as long as they’ve volunteered at some point during the year, whether they’ve done a few one-off projects with us during Student Volunteering Week or something once a week and going back to the same place and making a difference over a long period of time.”
Tom said that it is important to recognise the efforts of volunteers and the key role they play in helping other people.
He added: “It’s our way of saying thank you and well done, really, to all our volunteers as they make a massive difference in the local community.
“I remember going when I was a student and never really realising what I was a part off, I just did my volunteering and really enjoyed it.
“I like to think that everyone who comes along leaves with the same idea that they’ve realised what they’ve played a part in as part of the bigger volunteering team, whether that’s in the university community with sports and societies or leading their own projects.
“We need to recognise them as they go out of their way to change peoples’ lives.”
Awards handed out on the evening will include gold, silver and bronze certificates, depending on how many hours have been logged, awards relating to leadership and dedication and, the big one, Volunteer of the Year.
Doors open at 6:30pm. You can reserve your free ticket by visiting the event page here.