Where: Shepreth Wildlife Park
About: We'll be volunteering alongside the parks wardens and geting up close and personal with tigers, red pandas, meerkats and more! Students will be meet the animals at this small and friendly local zoo as they help to renovate Macaque and Vervet enclosures. Hands on time with the animals will be available.
Where: ARU Chelmsford & Cambridge
About: Put your free time to good use by answering questions through this simple quiz. Everytime you answer a question correctly 10 grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Programme. Come and do your volunteering for the day with this quick and easy microvolunteering event!
What: Food Bank Collection
Where: SU Bar
About: On Monday 19th February, there will be a Food Donation point where you can donate your non-perishable goods to be taken to local food banks. The launch day will be on Monday 12-2pm in the SU Bar but there will be a donation point in the SU all week!
What: SMILE Campaign
Where: Bucks New University & High Wycombe Town Centre
The Smile Campaign is back! Get involved and help to make Monday morning commuters SMILE :) :) :) !
We will be handing out balloons and Fairtrade flapjacks, bananas and refreshments whilst counting the smiles we receive!
What: Code Club
Where: ER156 (Elvet Riverside)
About: Code Club helps teach primary school aged children basic computer coding!
What: Durham Mum's on the Run
Where: Maiden Castle
About: The mums on the run project aims to encourage mothers of all fitness levels and ability to start running and improve their overall fitness and running skills.
What: Bird Nest Box Making
Where: Maze Park Nature Reserve, Middlesbrough
About: Deadlines stressing you out? Come relax at Maze Park Nature Reserve, only a 10 minute walk from campus. Enjoy some bird watching then build a new home for them.
What: Painting at a local care home
Where: Kirkdale Care Home, Thornaby
About: Help us brighten up the nearby Alzheimers care home with some painting. It’s the perfect way to relax and meet other volunteers. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.
What: Town Hall Historic Research
About: Don’t fancy going out in the cold? Understandable. We have just the project for you! To celebrate the town of Thornaby, the Town Hall Outreach Committee are organising a treasure trail of all the incredible sites and their history. They are looking for people to research and write a short paragraph on each of these amazing sites. Get in bed with a mug of tea and get Googling! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What: Knit and Natter
About: Did you know there are two Alzheimer specialist care homes in Thornaby? This year we have volunteered to make fidget muffs for their patients. These knitted gloves have accessories sowed on to fiddle with, comforting those with dementia. Why not help us crochet one? They’re really easy to make! Collect the knitting pattern, wool, and accessories from the SCA office in the Sports Centre anytime over the week.
About: Caudwell Children are hosting a variety of activities based around stoytelling, poetry, arts and crafts. We will be helping disabled young people to get creative writing stories, doing illustrations, making puppets/models and having lots of fun.
Where: Baines Wing SR (2.15)
About: The development of practical leadership skills is vital in the world of graduate employability. Learn more about leadership styles and how effective leaders operate with Andy Lockwood, Leeds Sport Professional Development Manager.
Where: Stall 1 on the Guild internal street
About: Snaitary Collection for MRANG and The Homeless Period Liverpool
What: RDA WENLO
Where: Woodhouse Eaves
About: Students help out at a local horse riding school for disabled children. They help out with any maintenane work
What: MUTO project
About: Students will be involved in the upcycling of clothes that will be used to make sales and support the homeless shelter in Loughborough
What: Action Nursery
When: 9:30-12pm & 12:30-15:30
About: Opportunity for students to come into the nursery, play with kids, do activities
What: Dog walking
About: Students will go dog walking with dogs from a local kennel
Where: The Quad, College House, Middlesex University, the Burroughs, NW44BT
About: Discover volunteering opportunities with organisations from across North London, Find out how volunteering can boost your CV, Get active at our ‘green gym’, Learn how to Raise And Give for our chosen charity Student Minds, Chat to POW! Media about your University experiences, plus a whole lot more!
Where: The Union, MMU, Higher Cambrigde Street, Manchester, M15 6AD
A small get together of volunteers, celebrating their achievements and a chance to say thank you for being great! This is also a chance for students to network with other volunteers and meet the Opportunities team. There will be refreshments and merriment.
What: Make a Pledge
Where: MMU - The Union Reception - Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester,
About: Come and join us to celebrate the start of Student Volunteering Week and the massive impact student volunteers have, locally and nationally. Get involved and add your pledge to our pledge board - large or small, personal or practical, we want to hear it. Make a promise to do some good in the world. Check out the #iwill to get inspired and read other people’s pledges. Each day we will add some of your pledges to our social media!
What: Oxford: Let's Talk Homelessness
Where: Turl Street Kitchen, Turl Street, Oxford
About: Come upstairs to the TSK Coffee Lounge to hear local representatives from charities talk about their work in Oxford; to learn about creative, entrepreneurial efforts to address homelessness in the city; and listen to poetry about homelessness from local students. There will be a raffle to win vouchers from local shops as well as a bar downstairs to purchase drinks!
What: Helping Hands
Where: UCLan Students' Union
About: We invite students to come to the pop-up shop between 12pm-2pm and write on a paper hand why they got involved in volunteering, or what they have got out of volunteering and see their thoughts displayed across the union over the week.
Where: Guild of Students
About: We're kick starting Student Volunteer Week with a trip to Rush Trampoline Park!
What: Postcard Happiness
Where: Mandela Room, Guild of Students
Take a moment to make a difference by writing a card for seriously ill children!
Tickets only cost £5 and include your Rush Trampoline Park Tickets, trampoline socks (to keep) and return coach travel from campus.
Where: All campuses
About: Come chat with the Active Student team about community volunteering and a chance to chat with local community organisations at our Roadshows.
What: Micro Volunteering Fair
We are excited to share with you a small taster of the amazing volunteering opportunities we have available to you at our Micro Volunteering Fair!
We know as students time isn't always on your side and trying to fit volunteering into your busy schedule isn't always possible. Come and discover how you can make a big impact in your local community in as little as 30 seconds!!
About: Drop by and discover how you can make your Volunteering Award nominations stand out from the rest! Whether you are stuck on what to write, are unsure about the nomination process or just want to pick up a few pointers UPSU's Volunteer team will be here to help.
What: RAG Pizza Eating Contest
Our legendary pizza eating contest is back! Bring your flatmates along to try out for the title of Plymouth University Pizza Eating Champions!! ??
(or just come for a cheap dinner!) All proceeds from this event go to our three student nominated charities: Macmillan Cancer Research, The National Autistic Society and Student Minds.
What: Volunteering Tour
Where: Around main campus and Fallowfield
About: Throughout the week we're going out and about on a Volunteering tour around campus and in Fallowfield. Come and see us to find out more about volunteering, sign up the Volunteer Hub and win lots of prizes.
Where: University Place
About: We're holding talks focusing on international volunteering including Team Uganda, our Trusted Partners and international volunteering more generally. This will be the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you may have about volunteering overseas. So if you're interested in international volunteering, come along.
What: SVW: EINSTEIN SESSION
Where: Unity Primary Academy
About: This projects aim is to make Science more entertaining and fun for school children. The sessions consist of a general introduction and then individual lessons on Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We will do this through experiments, using everyday items.
What: SVW: CODING CLUB SESSION
Where: Unity Primary Academy
About: Coding Club aims to teach primary school students the ways of coding/programming in a fun and interactive way.
What: SVW: NUMBERS
Where: Broomgrove Junior School
About: Numbers aims to engage students in group activities using simple Maths concepts and numbers. Sessions are taught through games, colouring and interactive conversations.
What: SVW SPECIAL: WELLIES ON
Where: Wellies On Farm
About: Do you enjoy being outside, spending time with animals and making a positive change in the community? We are going to Wellies-On to work as a team for a new green initiative.
What: Refugee Teaching Programme I
Where: Bunting Rooms
About: Volunteers are responsible for assisting Teachers at a local refugee centre to teach English to the refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers. You do not have to prepare the teaching materials, etc. We are looking volunteers that are passionate, helpful, and can commit their time and energy for weekly classes at the centre.
Where: French's Care Haven
About: Do you enjoy being outside, spending time with animals and making a positive change in the community? We are going to French` Care Farm to help Jann look after her animals - horses, donkeys, a big big cat called Hercules and a super excitable dog.
What: Green Acts of Kindness
Where: University of Winchester Campus
When: All Day
About: We are running our Acts of Kindness challenge; this year with a Green theme! We are aiming to raise awareness of how everyday actions can build into a bigger picture of environmental action. With challenges being released all day, and prizes to match!