The St Andrews Voluntary Service (SVS) tasks itself with assigning volunteers, mainly from the student body of the University of St Andrews, to local projects in and around St Andrews.

History

SVS began as a branch of the Christian Union that distributed volunteers to the local community to assist with tasks like gardening and shopping. In 1987, SVS separated from the Christian Union to become a recognised charity in Scotland and started to expand into other project areas. More recently, in 2006, SVS became a subcommittee of the St Andrews Students' Assocation.

The committee

SVS couldn't function without the work of the committee which is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) every April. The roles involve a range of workloads and responsibilities. The current committee (2016-2017) is as follows:

Sarah Rodway-Swanson
Convenor / SSC Volunteering Officer
Brianna Chu
Treasurer
Abigail Mounde
Secretary
Sherlock Cruz
Technical
Tom Williams
Events
Rosie Carroll
Development
Sophie Johnston
Animals
Natasha Bateman
Youth
Flora Rowe
Befriending
Amelia King
Adults with Additional Needs
Clair Davison
Elderly
Kieran Wallbanks
Youth with Additional Needs
Sophie Vonholm
Environment

Awards

In its history SVS has won several awards, including:

  • Fife Organisation Open Category Award (2010)
  • Volunteer Centre Fife Certificate of Nomination (2009)
  • Scottish Power Community Partnership of the Year (1998)
  • Daily Record Youth in Action Award (1970)

Office hours

Our office hours are Monday 11:15am - 12:15pm (Convenor) and Monday 1:15pm - 2:15pm (Treasurer)

Minutes