March 2018

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Volunteer Open Day

The Career, Co-Curricular and Community Engagement Department of the Division of Student Services and Development, once again hosted the Volunteer Open Day at the JFK Quadrangle of The UWI St. Augustine on February 8.

Volunteer Open Day is an annual event which started in 2012 as an avenue to enhance and promote awareness of volunteer opportunities available to students and staff via external, Non-Governmental Organizations that have partnered with the University. This ‘information village’ serves as an open forum for organizations to inform our campus community of their individual missions, mandates and accomplishments while also providing them (the organizations) with a pool of volunteers.

Some of the organizations included Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago, ALTA, Lifeline, Animal Welfare Network and the Tunapuna Sports Movement. There will also be students who are a part of the Alternative Break 2018 raising funds for their trip to participate in outreach activities in Grenada.

Also there, was the Caribbean Youth Environment Network, robustly represented by Tyrell Gittens (in photo) who explained the main thrust of the organisation which targets those from 15-29 to help build civic-mindedness and community activities.