Social Responsibility

Student Volunteering Week 2020 is here!

The 10 – 16th February 2020 sees the return of Student Volunteering Week – a national celebration of all things volunteering. The University and Students’ Union have teamed up again to recognise our student volunteers and to encourage those who don’t already volunteer to give it a go.

Across Student Volunteering Week there’s a host of information sessions and opportunities to get involved with. Amongst other things you’ll be able to try some hands on activities (table top gardening anyone?), find out how volunteering can help tackle big issues such as homelessness in the city, and meet project leaders at the Make a Difference Fair.

And Wednesday 12 February 2020 is your chance to give volunteering a go on our Big Volunteer Day! This year we’re cleaning and greening in Ardwick. We’ll be cleaning up, planting a hedge for wildlife and planting 1000 beautiful bulbs – improving the space for local residents, wildlife and for everyone passing by! Take a look at the results from last year in our video.

Volunteer days are a great way to see how volunteering works. No experience needed and no long term commitment. Just give a few hours on a single day and see how you get on!

If you’ve been thinking of volunteering, or you’re just not sure if volunteering is your thing – Student Volunteering week is a great, no-pressure way to explore the benefits of volunteering (for you, your CV and your community) and the variety of opportunities out there.

And if you’re already one of our student volunteers don’t forget this week is also about celebrating everything you do. So keep an eye on @UoMVolunteering on Instagram and see what we’ve got planned!

Take a look at the full programme on the volunteering website.

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