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Tag: Volunteering

An empty school classroom in Ghana

A Voice For The Voiceless

To celebrate Volunteering Week, CONNECTED is sharing the inspirational stories of some of our alumni who volunteer. Today, we hear from Mabel Senaa Bonsuuri, who is helping change the lives of young girls in Ghana...

A person in a wheelchair holding a basketball

Rebuilding Independence

To celebrate Volunteering Week, CONNECTED is sharing the inspirational stories of some of our alumni who volunteer. Today, we shine the spotlight on Dr Alison Wheeler who has been volunteering for national spinal cord...

Making A Difference in Reading

CONNECTED speaks to Reading Voluntary Action’s CEO, Rachel Spencer, and Volunteering Development Manager, Steve Hendry – both Reading locals and University of Reading graduates – about their charity...

An array of baby equipment laid out on top of a moses basket.

Supporting Families In Extreme Need

Reading graduate, Amy Tisi, is committed to helping her community. Through her teaching, setting up one of the first baby banks, and being a local councillor, she has helped thousands of families in desperate need. The...

Cat and dog in field

Giving Something Back

CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate, Katie Lawman, about all things charities – from her time as a student ambassador, to puppies in the office at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Katie studied English Literature at...

Clive and Sheila Payne at the Celebration of Volunteering awards

Whiteknights In All Weathers

CONNECTED speak to the couple helping to keep our university green. Come rain or shine, Clive and Sheila Payne can be seen litter-picking around campus. What started three years ago as part of their daily permitted...

Brian Heathcote in Peak District

A Wide-Ranging Dedication to Volunteering

Reading graduate and long-time volunteer, Brian Heathcote, was one of the alumni shortlisted in Reading’s inaugural Celebration of Volunteering for his incredible commitment to voluntary action around the world. ...

Making The World A Better Place

From the Scouts, to narrating audio books for blind people, to helping local primary schools, Jack Abrey’s dedication to volunteering is evident. As a result, the University of Reading was delighted to announce...

Group of 4 girls hugging and smiling at the camera

Girls Can do Anything

Reading graduate, Karen Dwyer, has been volunteering with Girlguiding for nearly 45 years. Her longstanding commitment is inspired by her love of Girlguiding and helping young girls grow into confident women. ...

Hilary receiving her award at the Celebration of Volunteering

Championing Human Rights

Reading graduate Hilary Withey has a passion for helping others. From her career in social work, to volunteering with female survivors of abuse in Nepal, Hilary is an inspirational example of why we are celebrating the...