Last Saturday the Trinity Notting Hill Gate shop held a 'Student Volunteering Day' during Student Volunteering Week 2016. The store was staffed by fifteen students from the Imperial College London who kindly gave up their time to volunteer in store for the day.

The day was a great success and the students enjoyed their time volunteering in store. The students helped out with a variety of tasks in the shop, such as; window dressing, organising the book department, steaming clothes, making posters, sorting jewellery and other accessories and welcoming the customers.

Mehrnaz Dehghan-Nayeri, student at Imperial College London, said ‘I had a lovely time. We were given such a friendly and warm welcome and were made to feel appreciated. It was also great to meet other like-minded people from my university. I usually stick to my comfort zone but seeing as it was a one off mass-volunteering event it was a great chance to try something new while having fun and meeting new people at the same time.’

Gina Kerr, Retail Volunteer Manager, said ‘It was such a positive experience and is definitely something we will do again. Some of the volunteers had such a good time they even asked to take home a volunteering application form. Student and youth volunteering is definitely something we want to become more involved in. With so many young people looking for experience and eager to learn new skills, volunteering is a great way to start.’

Student Volunteering Week 2016 took place between 22-28 February. Now in its fifteenth year, many universities and colleges are taking part. In 2015, 86 different institutions made Student Volunteering Week a fixture in their calendars.

Trinity now accepts applications from people aged 16+ to volunteer in store. Please visit the volunteering section of our website to view our current vacancies.