Our Volunteering and Outreach team (DUVO) has been awarded the prestigious International Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) Excellence Gold Award for Volunteering. Achieving a Gold Award for Volunteering at this level highlights the success of the DUVO programme and the University’s commitment towards volunteering and community outreach.
This accolade marks another addition to the collection of awards the DUVO has received in recent years, including the Queens Award for Voluntary service in 2020.
DUVO encompasses student-led, staff, college, department, and society volunteering and outreach.. They work in collaboration with over 200 charities and partner organizations to offer an extensive range of projects and volunteering opportunities
The International CSR Excellence Awards aims to support and motivate companies to actively participate in social responsibility practices, and to highlight positive implementation of such practices. The CSR award acts as an international accreditation in the areas of social responsibility, economic and social initiatives, relying on a set of accurate international standards and indicators to determine and evaluate institutions dedication to excellence in these areas.
Jackie Lowes, Volunteering and Community Partner Assistant Manager, attended the Awards held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London with colleague Stacy Porter to accept the Award on behalf of the University. Jackie said “To be counted amongst an extensive list of international businesses and recognised for the hard work of the staff in our department, our students, and staff volunteers, was a very humbling experience”.
We are proud to be one of the first universities to establish a staff and student Volunteering and Outreach program in the UK, formalised in 1989. If you have skills to share or time to spare, get involved and volunteer with us now!
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