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Volunteer profiles

Hear from our volunteers

 Daniela

  • Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering: 2019/2020
  • Sliver Award winner: 2019/2020

“Volunteering is a life-changing experience, and the feeling of helping and giving back to the community is so rewarding and humbling. I have always been an active person, and getting involved in extra-curriculum activities makes me happy and fulfilled. I started to volunteer in my second year of university, and it changed my student life experience. I met so many like-minded people, and I learnt something from each one of them. From volunteering with 7-12 years old children to older people, the experiences opened my horizons and shaped my overall student experience. Volunteering encouraged me to think of others and become compassionate as a young adult. It is the perfect way to discover something you may be good at as you develop a new skill. Being a Volunteer was one of the best experiences I’ve had at Brunel, with my top highlights being the friends and connections I have made.”


  • Silver Award winner: 2018/19
  • Gold Award winner: 2019/20

"When I joined Brunel University, I explored different volunteering programmes at Brunel Volunteers. Henceforth, I enthusiastically engaged myself in unusual volunteering activities on and off-campus. I volunteered to be the Brunel Buddy, Library Buddy, and Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leader. Moreover, I volunteered in different conferences such as 'Women in Leadership' and events, such as the 'London Legal Walk 2019', 'West London Varsity 2019', and many more.

I have become more confident in public speaking and grown my global network through volunteering, a dream come true for me! In 2019, I was awarded a Silver Award by Brunel Volunteers, which I am very proud of, and I will zealously continue to commit my time to volunteering."

Fiona

  • Gold Award Winner: 2019/20

"I have been volunteering with Brunel Volunteers since first my first year of university. There is nothing more satisfying than volunteering that makes a person a better human being by giving without any expectations. It's the one time you are not selfish, and you are willing to help others. Volunteering is like refreshment and gives me inner peace, and it gives me inner joy and blessings rather than monetary returns. 

The highlight of this experience has been from the Giving Tuesday event in December to give staff a chance to learn the various ways a few hours of volunteering time may #makeadifference.

I got the chance to meet with different charities and work alongside my peers to give back to the local community and share my skills with others. It was an enjoyable event, and I am glad I got to be a part of it! I am now proud to say that I am a gold award winner from completing over 100 hours of volunteering this year!"

 Lauristan with donut-min

  • Bronze Award Winner: 2020/21

“I have enjoyed volunteering at Brunel University. It felt amazing to give back to communities and to put a smile on peoples faces. Through this journey, I have made great friends, had fun and learnt while impacting change. 

My mantra is Aspire to Inspire Before you Expire; I am super happy that Brunel Volunteers provided opportunities where I was able to live my mantra.  I encourage you to sign up and start helping to be the change you want to see.” 

 Maheen compressed

  • Gold Award Winner: 2020/21

 “When I joined Brunel University in 2018, I came across Brunel Volunteers in one of the fairs at the university and decided to get involved. I found it to be a great opportunity to gain some valuable skills and as a chance to give something back to the community and make a difference in someone’s life. Volunteering contributed a great deal to my university experience and boosted my global network as I got to interact with many people through it.”