Volunteer team testimonials

Want to know what the volunteers think of being on the team? 

Who better to tell you what it feels like to be part of our amazing volunteering team than our volunteer team themselves. We asked a few of our team to tell us what they get out of volunteering with TSR. This is what they had to say.

Joining a community of friends

All the volunteer people, they are all really lovely and really feels like a nice little community of friends that have a good cohesion. Is nice when an OP of a thread is grateful for a thread move and is nice to be involved with projects on the site like MHAW and Exam Jam as makes you feel like you are doing something worthwhile that has a large impact on the general tsr community.

The impact on students lives

I really enjoy volunteering in general, helping out, sharing my knowledge and learning from others. I guess really what makes TSR special is the people and also the real impact you see on student's lives as a result of what we do.

I enjoy volunteering for tsr because I love knowing my posts on TSR can help improve peoples lives. I decided to join the team because I saw how much of a positive impact being part of it had on the site.

Being able to have a positive impact on students really makes me feel good about myself, and I'm determined to carry on for as long as possible. I always feel like I'm being supported, not only by regular members and volunteers but also staff, so to be able to give something back to all 3 groups of people is just a truly wonderful thing.

Helping the wellbeing of users

To maximise my productivity on TSR whilst being able to meaningfully contribute to the organisation, content and wellbeing of users on the website. … I've met so many wonderful people through TSR, some have even managed to transform my life . I really like letting my creative mind loose on here and having a bit of fun or getting some advice from people who are in similar positions to me and there's just so much helpful stuff on here.

Enjoy giving back

I really enjoy helping others with academic stuff when i can ... just feels nice to help people with the little things. The site has also benefitted me a lot, so I enjoy giving back.

I wanted to give back some of what I'd gained from the site, and to help improve a section that I really enjoyed posting in. […]I love being able to help members with questions or advice, particularly from the PSV side of things. I also enjoy creating content that can inform users, or correct common misinformation, as well as tidying up sections, and making sure threads are in the best section to get replies.

Helping good people

The people here are just braw. If everyone was like the people here, the world would without doubt be better, and there are a fair few people here who have done such a lot for me. There are other things about it I like, but I don't know what else to say really, other than the people, because the other things don't come close.

Changing TSR for the better

The funny thing is that joining the team in this way means I've had a unique experience of what it's like to volunteer for TSR at every level and it's really interesting to see the difference you can make by offering your perspective to help make a change. Another volunteer and I (both having experienced what it was like to be a CA and really engaging with their 'struggle', so to speak) were able to work together in an official capacity to begin the revitalisation of the CA role and make it into what it is today - now we have an absolutely mental amount of CAs and a fantastic dynamic amongst them all. Things like that make me really proud to be a volunteer and being able to make a difference to people is the main reason I'm here.

All of the above

Because it makes me so happy to spend time with such a brilliant group of people, contribute to a community that has given me so much, and shaping it to be even better.

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