The 7 – 13th February 2022 sees the return of Student Volunteering Week – a 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. There’s the ‘Get Into Volunteering 2.0 Fair’ to help you get started, as well as opportunities to try volunteering every day! From a gardening workshop led by Incredible Edible, to helping map remote areas of Uganda, or packing toiletries to be distributed to homeless women – our events show the variety of opportunities volunteering can bring.
And Wednesday 9 February 2022 is our Big Volunteer Day! This year we’re cleaning and greening in Moss Side. Alongside local residents, we’ll be cleaning and tidying improving the space for residents, wildlife and for everyone passing by! Take a look at the results from a similar previous day in our video.
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. We want to shout about your massive commitment to helping others – so we’re asking everyone to log their volunteering hours on Volunteer Hub to see if we can reach 15,000 hours by the end of the week!