Tales of Tools and Tactics: Hold a volunteer fair at your university
by April Greene on June 5, 2014
The experience of being a college student is of course about learning from books, lectures, and research. But it can also be an ideal time to learn from the larger community, give back, and explore different areas of interest.
This Tool and Tactic illustrates how University College London (UCL) holds annual volunteer fairs to help give students the most comprehensive education experience possible.
I was most impressed by the communication in the run up to the event and the organisation on the day. Our senior UCL volunteer, a 3rd Year Mechanical Engineer, actually had time to hang out at our table and give firsthand stories to students contemplating a more physical outdoor placement for their volunteering choice.
We ended up recruiting three students from that fair who now participate on a regular basis. West Euston will be there again next year, as we see this as a fine opportunity to showcase our unique project to new eyes, ears, and legs.