At Gateway Volunteer Service we are delighted to announce that Priya, a valuable volunteer, has been Awarded Huddersfield University Student Union, Volunteer of the Year Award 2015-16.
As a Volunteer Peer Mentor Priya supports the work of the Supported Volunteer Service, and gives time and commitment to give one to one support and encouragement to people who are new to volunteering and need some extra input to get started. She has supported a number of new volunteers: young women who have experienced domestic violence, a young woman with autism, as well as assisting individuals with mental health issues. She has been willing to volunteer at short notice, has worked across all of Kirklees, and is invaluable in that she will also spend time in the office helping us with research and enquiries. In particular, she has given us lots of assistance in getting organised for Volunteers Week.
Priya is also a volunteer befriender for older people with Royal Voluntary Services and is Vice President of Huddersfield University Mindfulness Society.
Priya’s commitment, enthusiasm, and hardwork are outstanding and we are very proud she is part of the Gateway Volunteer Team.
On the 9th June we will be holding our Volunteers’ Week Celebration Event to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of Priya and all our volunteers.
Janet and Catherine
Gateway Volunteer Co-ordinators
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