My volunteering journey
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My volunteering journey

Why volunteer? When I started writing this blog, I had no idea why I volunteer. Is it because there is something beneficial for me, a good experience, perhaps? Is it because of the warm fuzzy feeling that I sometimes get when the people that I was helping say nice things about my work? Or is it something more complicated? I…
The 'fashion' show must go on!
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The 'fashion' show must go on!

I began planning the Durham University Charity Fashion Show (DUCFS) along with my colleagues in May 2020 when we believed Covid-19 to be a short-lived reality. Over a year later I am still planning the event during a worldwide pandemic. It is not the final year I expected or desired however, I have come to learn a lot about…
Volunteering to vaccinate
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Volunteering to vaccinate

Like most people, when the 3rd lockdown hit I found myself at home and bored out of my mind, so when the Durham First Aid Society offered the chance to volunteer as a vaccinator through St John’s Ambulance I thought it would be a great way to help in my local community and also get out of the house! After completing an…
Getting involved with sport at Durham
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Getting involved with sport at Durham

When I arrived at university, like most people, I was afraid I would not find a place where I fit in. In a university of 20,000 people, it is strangely easy to worry that you will end up feeling lost or alone. However, I found my place of belonging in the Durham University Gymnastics and Trampolining Club. DUGTC is a merged club…