Where: Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge
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.
Where: Chelmer Valley Nature Reserve
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.
Where: ARU Chelmsford Campus
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.
Where: ARU Cambridge Campus
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!
Where: SU Bar
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.
Where: Commons. 131
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.
What: Volley 4 RAG
Where: Bucks New University, High Wycombe
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.
Where: Pelton community centre
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
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
About: An activity based project focusing upon groups which might not prioritise physical activity within their daily routine.
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.
What: Give it a Go: A Way Out
Where: Queen's Campus Sports Centre
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
About: To raise money for local charities and community action groups we are holding a bake sale. Please contact email@example.com if you are willing to bake a sale or help us sell some tasty goodies.
What: Volunteering Roadshow and Microvolunteering
Where: Edge Hill University
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.
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: Hall 1B, The Edge
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.
Where: Business School Maurice Keyworth SR (1.32)
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.
Where: Stall 2 on the Guild internal street
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.
Where: Activity Space 1
About: A fun, interactive way to learn a little about dementia and how it can affect people’s lives.
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: MMU - The Union Reception - Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester
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.
What: Be Enriched Community Canteen
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.
Where: UCLan Students' Union
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!
What: Volunteering Crafternoon
Where: Amos Room
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!
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: Gazebo on Campus
Where: SU Roof
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!
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 of Essex
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
What: SVW: LINGO SESSION 1
Where: Colchester Academy
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.
What: SVW: ART CLUB SESSION 1
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
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
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: Community Action Day
Where: Cromwell Park, Stanmore, Winchester
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!
What: Postpals Pop Up
Where: Tuesday - Market Square Campus West. Friday - Ron Cooke Hub Campus East
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!