This week 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. From a gardening workshop led by Incredible Edible, to helping map remote areas of Uganda, or packing period products to be distributed to homeless women – our events show the variety of opportunities volunteering can bring.
Plus, Wednesday 15 February is our Big Volunteer Day! This year we’re working with Ardwick Climate Change to make a positive impact on the local Ardwick community and environment, which is located directly behind our University campus. Alongside local residents, we’ll be cleaning and tidying, hedge planting, building bird and bat boxes, as well as lots of other activities 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 you can share your own volunteering story our social media channels @uomvolunteering and spread the love for volunteering. ❤️