Student Volunteering Week: What's On - Tuesday

Thursday 15-02-2018 - 10:08


Anglia Ruskin Union: Students' Opportunities & Services Department

What:  Give it a Go: Bramble Busting

Where:  Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge

When: 10:00-13:00

About:   Join our work party clearing back the overgrown areas of Mill Road Cemetery to reveal it's gothic splendour. Cambridge City Council will be leading us in a clear up of overgrown areas of the cemetery to help others enjoy this peaceful oasis at the rear of ARU.


What:  Give it a Go: Messing about by the River

Where:  Chelmer Valley Nature Reserve

When: 13:30-15:00 

About:  Get your tidy on and help us keep our local park and river looking fabulous so that our stunning wildlife have a wonderful place to live! We'll be circulating round the park so we end up back at the University and you'll get to view a small portion of the Chelmer Valley Nature Reserve.

What:  Microvolunteering - Sow for Dementia

Where:  ARU Chelmsford Campus

When: 10:00-16:00

About:  Get your green fingers at the ready! Come along and plant some flowers and herbs which will be donated a great local cause, Broomfield Hospital's brand new Dementia Garden! Decorate a pot, plant some seeds and brighten up someones day.


What:  Microvolunteering Flower Pot Decorating

Where:  ARU Cambridge Campus

When: 10:00-16:00

About:  Got a few minutes to spare? Come join us in the SU to decorate and plant up a flowerpot to donate to a local charity and share something cheerful. We will be planting either flowers or herbs on the day, so be prepared to get your fingers dirty!


Bath Spa Students' Union

What:  Micro-volunteering Session: Pen Pal Cards

Where:  SU Bar

When:  12:00-14:00

About:  A micro-volunteering session will be held in the SU Bar where you can make and write a card to a child in hospital. You know how good it feels to get a letter from a friend. It always brings a smile. We will be sending your letters to someone who doesn’t get to school all the time and has to go to the hospital a lot.


What:  From Volunteering to Paid Work: Seminar

Where:  Commons. 131

When:  15:30-16:30

About:  A leading provider of overseas volunteering opportunities will help you understand how to reflect of the skills you have gained through volunteering and how to describe them to be successful in applications and interviews. This is a great opportunity not to be missed if you are starting to apply for graduate roles.


Bucks Students' Union

What:  Volley 4 RAG

Where:  Bucks New University, High Wycombe

When: 12:00-17:00

About:  Volley4RAG is BACK for its 6th consecutive year. Entry is £10 per team, £1 for spectators. Deadline for team entry is Friday 16 February. Maximum 6-8 people per team. A popular event with nearly £300 raised for chairty in 2016 this event is not to be missed. The evening consisits of a male a female tournament running alongside each other. There are limited spaces for teams so get your team entered before it is too late! There will be a prize for the best fancy dress and all the money will be donated to our two RAG charities, with collection buckets on the night.

Durham University Student Community Action

What:  GOALs

Where:  Pelton community centre

When: 19:00-21:00

About: An initiative which runs weekly informal sessions involving activities and trips for young adults with learning difficulties from the local area. These trips widen opportunities available to them and aim to improve the social skills and self-confidence of our service users in an informal setting through conversation and games.


What:  Auckland Castle Conservation

Where: Auckland Castle

When: 09:30-16:00

About:  We’ve been invited to Auckland Castle to kick off Student Volunteering Week! Want to spend the day doing conservation work in the amazing setting of Auckland Castle, which has hosted many English Kings and Queens for 1,500 years?


What:  Active Steps

Where: East Gym, Hild Bede College

When: 11:00-13:00

About:  An activity based project focusing upon groups which might not prioritise physical activity within their daily routine.

Durham University Student Community Action: Queen's Campus

What:  Town Hall Historic Research

Where: Flexible

When: Flexible

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 for more information.


What:  Knit and Natter

Where: Flexible

When: Flexible

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.


What:  Give it a Go: A Way Out

Where:  Queen's Campus Sports Centre

When: 15:30-17:00

About:  Help us to deliver fun workshops and sporting activities for disadvantaged primary school children in the local area. No experience of sport necessary.


What:  Bake Sale

Where:  Waterside Cafe

When: 11:00-14:00

About:  To raise money for local charities and community action groups we are holding a bake sale. Please contact if you are willing to bake a sale or help us sell some tasty goodies.


Edge Hill University

What:  Volunteering Roadshow and Microvolunteering

Where: Edge Hill University

When: 12:00-14:00

About:  Every Tuesday & Thursday in The Hub, Edge Hill Works will be on hand to offer support with securing volunteering opportunities. Join Student Ambassadors in micro-volunteering opportunities to make a difference and find out more about the university Volunteering Awards and Scholarships that you may be eligible for.


KeeleSU Volunteering

What:  Caudwell Children Storytelling Volunteering

Where:  Stafford

When:  10:00-16:00

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.


Leeds Sport

What:  Volunteering in Netball session

Where:  Hall 1B, The Edge

When: 11:00-12:00

About:  The thriving University of Leeds netball programme relies on a small army of volunteers each year, from umpires to coaches. Helena Grennan, a volunteer Coaching Scholar will deliver a fun, on court session demonstrating the responsibility of her role followed by a Q&A. 


What:  Sport & Your Career: Talk from Paul Shaw and CV Workshop

Where:  Business School Maurice Keyworth SR (1.32)

When: 17:30-20:00

About:  Come along to our CV writing workshop to find out how sport can make you hot property in the graduate world. Followed by Paul Shaw (former Head Coach of the England Women’s Cricket team) taking about his journey into the world of professional sport. 


Liverpool Guild of Students

What:  LINKS Society – Recovery Position Demonstrations

Where:  Stall 2 on the Guild internal street

When: 13:00-14:00 

About:  LU LINKS (University of Liverpool's active St John Ambulance Unit) are asking you to drop in and learn how to put people into the recovery position.


What:  Dementia Friends Information Session

Where:  Activity Space 1

When: 13:00-14:00

About:  A fun, interactive way to learn a little about dementia and how it can affect people’s lives.


Loughborough Students' Union Action

What:  Action Nursery

Where:  LSU

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

Where:  Hathern

When:  12-3pm

About:  Students will go dog walking with dogs from a local kennel


MMU - The Union - Opportunites

What:  Plant Potting and Community Volunteering

Where:  MMU - The Union Reception - Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester

When: 11:00-14:00

About:  Join us to pot up a plant and then take it home to look after. You can find out more about community volunteering and other opportunities, and learn how local projects in gardens and green spaces make a big difference in communities and bring people together.


Roehampton Students' Union

What:  Be Enriched Community Canteen

Where:  Battersea

When: 18:00-21:00

About:  We will be helping out Be Enriched, who are a social enterprise that run community canteens across South London. Roehampton students will be helping prepare food as well as host the evening.


UCLan SU Inspiring Projects

What:  Tote-ally Terrific Volunteers

Where:  UCLan Students' Union

When:  10.30-12.30

About:  Grab a free tote bag from the pop-up shop between 10.30am-12.30pm and design the front including filling in with why they choose to volunteer, or why they would like to volunteer. Limited numbers of bags available so its first come, first served!


University of Birmingham Guild of Students

What:  Volunteering Crafternoon

Where:  Amos Room

When: 12:00-16:00

About:  Come and make a simple dress for a child or a Hickman Line Bag- these keep intravenous tubes clean for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications to children. No experience needed!

University of Brighton Active Student Volunteering Service​

What:  Student Volunteering Week Roadshow

Where:  All campuses

When: 12:00-14:00

About:  Come chat with the Active Student team about community volunteering and a chance to chat with local community organisations at our Roadshows.


University of Plymouth Students Union

What:  Gazebo on Campus

Where:  SU Roof

When: 11:00-15:00

About: Find us on the SU roof to chat about all things volunteering! Whether you have a specific question about volunteering, logging hours, current opportunities or would just like to find out more we will be there to help!

Volunteering and Community Engagement Team, The University of Manchester

What:  Volunteering Tour

Where:  Around main campus and Fallowfield

When: Flexible

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.


VTeam Essex


Where:  University of Essex

When: 18:00-20:00

About:  The Programming Support Class is aimed at people who study Computer Science or other related disciplines at the University of Essex and wish to receive additional programming training. We do not help with marked assignments, but we will always be happy to explain how and why things work (or don't). The classes are taught by more experienced student volunteers who wish to help others, share their knowledge and improve their communication skills



Where:  Colchester Academy

When: 15:00-16:00

About:  The aim of this project is to help secondary school pupils improve their verbal communication skills in Spanish, German and French. Students will help them practice their speaking in order to prepare for their oral exams.



Where:  University of Essex Nursery

When: 12:25-12:55 & 14:00-16:00

About:  We use arts and crafts and all things glittery in order to encourage children to use their creativity to make wonderful pieces of art.


What:  Arts Education module AR150

Where:  Unity Primary

When: 09:00-12:00

About:  University students will be going out to give art related sessions that they developed themselves to local schools.

What:  Refugee Teaching Programme I

Where:  Bunting Rooms

When: 10:00-12:00

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

When:  9AM-3PM

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.


Winchester Hub

What:  Community Action Day

Where:  Cromwell Park, Stanmore, Winchester

When: 10:00-16:00

About:  Working in partnership with the Students Union, Winchester City Council and Osbourne, we are back out at Cromwell Park planting trees, trimming hedges and sprucing up the place! This is a joint event, inviting students and local residents and families all out together, making the park a little bit nicer!


YUSU Volunteering

What:  Postpals Pop Up

Where:  Tuesday - Market Square Campus West. Friday - Ron Cooke Hub Campus East

When: 12:00-14:00

About:  Pop down and brighten the day of a sick child or their family by writing a quick message.
It will only take 5 minutes and it's a great way to get involved in microvolunteering!


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