The University of St Andrews offers fantastic opportunities for students to develop themselves and one of these ways is through Volunteering.
Over the past few years the Hockey Club has been at the forefront of the University’s International Volunteering projects. Students, Amy Skidmore and Rebecca Angel, took part in Project Zambia coaching Netball in rural communities in Zambia in 2016. 2017 saw the reintroduction of Saints Volunteer Stellenbosch and the first time that hockey had taken part in this trip. Since then, 10 students have travelled to Stellenbosch as part of a larger University group and worked in Rietenbosch Primary School, a largely Afrikaans area of the community and delivered Hockey to them for the first time. The students gained valuable insight into the culture and history of South Africa including trips to Robben Island and Table Mountain.
Catherine Boyd and Georgia Paterson were part of the latest group which volunteered in Stellenbosch, spending 5 weeks there in 2019. For more of an insight into what they got up to, check out this news article Stellenbosch 2019.
Unfortunately due to Covid-19 the trip in 2020 has been cancelled.
Want to find out more about Saints Volunteering?
There are multiple volunteering opportunities available within Scotland and Internationally.