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7 – 13 February is National Student Volunteering Week

Student Volunteering Week is a celebration of student volunteering and its benefits, these include:

  • Improving a student’s wellbeing
  • Developing a student’s employability skills and CV
  • A way to make new connections
  • Positive contributions to wider and local community life

Active Student – the university volunteering service can help you get involved! We work with local community third sector organisations to help you find volunteering placements that are rewarding, safe and supported.

You can find an Active Student rep (Volunteering Project Officer) on each campus:

Kat Saunders – Falmer

Nadia Noble – Eastbourne

Vicki Bailey Ornellas – Moulsecoombe

Vicky Horder – City (Grand Parade)

Current volunteering opportunities available

You can use Careers Connect to search for local volunteering placements that interest you. From there, Active Student can help you to secure a local volunteering placement that is rewarding, safe and supported.

Here are some of the volunteering opportunities you can find on Careers Connect right now:

Event Supporter – Brighton Half Marathon (Macmillan Cancer Support)

Come and join our enthusiastic team of volunteers at our water station at the Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday 27 February 2022. 

Team SolidariTee Volunteer (SolidariTee)

There are various ways to get involved with the largest student-led charity supporting the international assistance of refugees and asylum seekers.

Plot Volunteer – Nurture Through Nature

Volunteers help with all tasks involved with growing vegetables including planning the plot, clearing the plot; hoeing and hand weeding, sowing seeds; watering; transplanting and planting out seedlings, digging potatoes, harvesting and storing crops.

Race Village Volunteer – Brighton Half Marathon (The Sussex Beacon)

There are two main volunteer roles in the Race Village (start/finish areas of the Half Marathon) – Baggage Volunteer and Finish Area Volunteer.

All you have to do is register to Careers Connect and apply for these opportunities and many more.

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Beth Thomas-Hancock • 07/02/2022


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