Student volunteering opportunities

The Boaz Trust is launching a short term volunteering programme especially for students at universities across Greater Manchester!

Starting from 10th October, we are running an 8 week course every Wednesday afternoon within Boaz, where students will get a flavour of the issues our clients face and the opportunity to meet and work with them in a social setting.

It’s a great chance to find out more about asylum issues and meet some of the amazing people behind the headlines!

Here’s what Katie, one of our student volunteers, says about Boaz:

“I have really enjoyed my time volunteering with Boaz and I have taken part in a variety of activities from gardening to sewing classes with asylum seekers. My highlight would definitely have to be our involvement in the Manchester Day Parade when a group of women who had created costumes and rehearsed dance routines for weeks prior to the parade danced their way round Manchester in front of a crowd of about 80,000. The look of joy and excitement on their faces is a feeling I will never forget!”

Spaces are limited to 8 per term and we are excited about receiving applications from the various universities around the city. The dates for Autumn 2012 are 10 October to 28 November. Please see our Volunteering page for more info- thanks!

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