GIFT travelled up north this week for a hands-on student session in Birmingham in conjunction with Brum Jsoc and Aish Birmingham.
Over 40 students got involved in peeling, chopping and vacuum-sealing soup ingredients ready to be cooked by families in need. This is increasingly important as the cost of basic food items have risen and families now have less access to fresh fruit and vegetables. Students also got to hear about a wide range of virtual volunteer opportunities through GIFT that they can get involved in even whilst on campus.
Lucy Weiniger – President of Birmingham Jsoc said:
“It’s amazing to see students take time out to do something for others. We are so grateful to be able to partner with charities such as GIFT to make an impact on the local community.”
Shira Joseph – GIFT’s Student and volunteer manager explained ‘Often students in university find that they have time to give but there aren’t many accessible opportunities in which to get involved that work around their schedules. This is why we have developed a range of hands-on opportunities that we can bring to campuses. Our GIFT virtual volunteer opportunities such as tutoring and befriending are a natural next step for these students to get in meaningful regular volunteer opportunities.”
GIFT’s mission is to inspire and enable lifelong giving. To sign up to volunteer your time or to invite GIFT to your Jsoc, contact Volunteer@jgift.org