A young student from Bury has been awarded for her outstanding dedication to volunteering and helping others.
Danielle Conn, 18, has received a nationally recognised ‘Vinspired’ award for completing over 100 hours of volunteering.
The student is currently studying performing arts at Bolton College and fits her many volunteering activities around her studies.
She is a familiar face on campus, regularly helping with enrolments and giving tours to new students. Danielle also provides support at college events throughout the year, as well as helping out at a summer school and a charity shop.
The award was given to Danielle – not only for the number of hours she has committed – but also for the difference she has made to others’ lives and how much she has personally learnt from the experience.
David Birchall, Bolton College student liaison officer, explained: “Danielle’s volunteering efforts have benefitted so many people in both the college and in the various communities she is part of. She is a very busy young woman, who is always happy to help others with a big smile on her face, and is more than deserving of this recognition.”
Danielle is determined not to stop now she has reached the 100 hours milestone and will continue to volunteer during her next academic year at the college. She said: “I started volunteering to build up my confidence and to gain more experience for my CV. I’ve really enjoyed it so far and met so many different people. I really would encourage anyone to get involved with volunteering if they can.”
Vinspired CEO, Terry Ryall, said: “The v100 award recognises the amazing dedication, energy and selflessness Danielle has put into her volunteering. Giving 100 hours to good causes, for free, is no mean feat, but sadly one that all too often goes unnoticed. The v100 will give Danielle an official record of her efforts, which she will be able to use in job or university applications in the future. Congratulations Danielle, you are an inspiration to young people everywhere.”
Vinspired is an independent charity dedicated to helping young people volunteer in ways that matter to them.
For more information about Bolton College, please visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk.
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