Friday, 24 April 2015

Yoon talks on being a committee member for Sheffield Volunteering

Hiya! My name is Yoon Young Cho, one of the ambassadors in International Office representing South Korea and you can find more about me here.

I would like to share my second edition of how I got involved in Sheffield Volunteering. In my last blog, I talked more about being an ambassador but this blog will be more focused on being a committee member for Sheffield Volunteering.

Once I spent my second year as a Sheffield Volunteering ambassador, I really wanted to be on the committee for  Sheffield Volunteering. I had chance to get involved in the campaign team which is a group of  three committee members, including myself. The aim of the campaign team is to promote Sheffield Volunteering widely through number of events and publicity. Moreover, we also worked hard together to encourage others to spread the volunteering message and in charge of the volunteering branding.

Throughout the year, we organised several events with Buzby, the mascot for Sheffield Volunteering. Among them, most recent one was in National Volunteering Week in February. We organised two main events which were the Buzby selfie competition and honey on toast give-a-ways. In order to spread awareness of Buzby as the mascot of Sheffield Volunteering and to celebrate National Volunteering Week, we came up with these fun events. Overall, we made this a great success with positive feedbacks. The campaign team and I also enjoyed during the event week as well.

Being a committee member of Sheffield Volunteering is a more responsible role to take within Sheffield Volunteering because there are weekly meetings when the entire committees meet up together to discuss about upcoming events and any other concerns. It also feels great to be a representative of Sheffield Volunteering. Furthermore, as a committee, I can be in charge of organising events and work on managing how we can effectively promote Sheffield Volunteering from start to finish.

By Yoon Young Cho
International Office Ambassador for South Korea
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