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Calling all final years – Last chance to get your volunteer hours with our Volunteer Days!

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Do you need more volunteering hours to complete your Stellify? Or do you just want a break from all that revising?

Check out the opportunities we have coming up before the May 31st deadline on the Volunteer Hub:

Wellbeing Volunteer Day: Gardening Study Break at the Firs, Fallowfield
Thursday 25 May, 11am – 2pm
Feeling stuck and stressed out from staring at screens all day? Take a break from your studies and come down to our peaceful oasis down at The Firs. This one-off volunteer day is a great opportunity to give gardening a go, and spend some time away from those difficult deadlines.

Wellbeing Volunteer Day: Crochet for our local premature baby ward
Tuesday 30 May, 2-4pm – Sam Alex A114
Bring your lunch and have a chat whilst we use crafts to soothe our assessment-frazzled brains! We will be making blankets to donate to the Neonatal Intensive Care Ward that is based right here on the Oxford Road. This opportunity is open to all levels of crochet/knitting experience and all materials will be provided.

Volunteer Day – Post Pals crafternoon
Tuesday 23rd May, 1pm – 4pm – Simon Building 4.004
ome and join us for an afternoon of letter-writing and crafting for charity Post Pals. This is a great volunteering event to help you get escape from exam stress, make a positive difference to people’s lives and help spread kindness to others.

Volunteer Day – Planting a wildflower meadow with Ardwick Climate Action
Thursday 18th May, 10am – 12pm
Join us for a morning of creating a new wildflower meadow in a residential area with Ardwick Climate Action. We will spend the morning digging, planting and placing soil in the designated area. It is a great opportunity to get outside and away from exam stress, you will also probably learn something new about nature!

Volunteer Day: Community Mapping Uganda (On Campus)
Thursday 18th May, 3pm – 5pm – Simon Building (room number sent after application)
Community Mapping Uganda is an organisation based in the School of Environment, Education and Development at The University of Manchester. Their goal is to create maps of previously un-mapped areas of the world, in order to help address chronic humanitarian crises.

Veg Box Harvesting (weekly volunteering opportunity)
12pm – 2pm
we will be holding weekly harvesting sessions at the Firs, every Monday between 12 and 2pm. These sessions will involve watering and looking after the veg but mainly harvesting and preparing it to go out to Cracking Good Food and the Oldham Veg Box Scheme. If you think you might be able to help, please apply on the link above!