Making a difference: UCC volunteers beat the stats
New research launched in UCC shows that 46% of UCC students volunteered with local community organisations, clubs and campus groups in the last six months.
Ian Power, a UCC Graduate and Executive Director of Spunout.ie, Ireland’s leading youth information website, said that during his time in UCC:
“[…] This learning experience has followed me into my life today, and I greatly appreciate the opportunities UCC gave me to get involved and contribute to the world around me.”
Over 2,000 students were surveyed from March to June 2018. Only 9% of respondents said that they had never volunteered with a huge 85% saying they aimed to volunteer after college.
The research also shows that 32% of UCC’s student volunteers contribute over 10 hours a month to volunteering.
“There is no greater satisfaction than realising you have made a difference...”
A PIECE OF YOU
UCC student Vera Stojanovic, the founder and coordinator of BetterTogether, a not-for-profit organisation working to empower women seeking asylum in Cork City and County, said that:
“There is no greater satisfaction than realising you have made a difference, no matter how small, to the life of someone else. Giving your time to help others is giving a piece of yourself [..].”