Gardening, teaching, helping animals… Altruistic scholars’ volunteering efforts were recognised and celebrated at our annual volunteering awards ceremony at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. At the start of Chevening’s 35th anniversary year, all scholars were set the challenge of completing 35 hours of volunteering during the year, and 56 scholars completed this challenge. But this […]
3,420 hours of scholar volunteering recognised in virtual award ceremony
Chevening Scholars gave 3,420 hours of their time to different volunteer causes in the UK during a challenging time for people around the world.
129 scholars gave their time to 329 organisations around the UK, working on a variety of projects from conservation to teaching digital skills, and much more.
Normally scholars would have the opportunity to visit the historic home of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Westminster to receive awards and meet one another at our annual volunteering awards ceremony. This year the ceremony was brought to their homes through an online event organised by the Chevening team.
Dr Alice White, Digital Editor and Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Trust spoke to scholars via video link about the impact of volunteering in sharing knowledge globally, and the extra skills that volunteers can pick up.
‘You should feel very proud of yourselves that you have made a contribution to projects that you care about alongside your studies.’
Scholars finally had the chance to move into smaller themed groups at the end of the ceremony to discuss what they had gained from their volunteering experiences throughout the year.
Chevening Scholars celebrated contributing more than 3,000 hours of volunteering in the UK this year at an awards ceremony held in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 144 scholars from the 2016/2017 cohort have given their time to charities around the UK for a variety of causes, including beach cleaning, tree planting, organising squash games, helping […]