About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Recruitment / people Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Student Volunteering Week, launched on February 20th, is an annual week of events around the UK that marks the achievements of student volunteers and the value of volunteering to the community.The week seeks to encourage students to volunteer and highlights the opportunity that this provides for individuals to develop teamwork, leadership, time management and other essential skills and apply them in a ‘real world’ environment. Organisers also hope to highlight the values of volunteering to employers and to encourage them to support the activity amongst prospective employees. Advertisement Boris Johnson MP launches Student Volunteering Week 2006 Howard Lake | 28 February 2006 | News 36 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A recent survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters showed that many graduates lack the basic skills for the workplace. Similarly, a YouGov survey 2 for Edge, which is campaigning for increased practical learning in the education system, found that 71 per cent of employers said that they would ‘always’ or usually consider candidates under 25 with poor exam grades but with a lot of work-related experience.Boris Johnson MP, shadow minister for Higher Education, who launched Student Volunteering Week on February 20th, recently said: “Too many graduates are simply not ready for the workplace, and it is terrifying to discover that some of them cannot even have a sustained conversation”.