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Get involved in Student Volunteering Week 2017

Student Volunteering Week (SVW) 2017 is taking place on 20-24 February, and there will be a variety of projects, talks and drop-ins happening across campuses.

Why Volunteer?

Dedicating your own time to another cause shows serious commitment and looks fantastic on your CV. Many voluntary roles also provide training opportunities, helping you to develop skills in new areas and learn about different industries.

As well as looking great professionally, volunteering within your community helps you to meet new people to make friends and grow your network.

Student Volunteering Week 2017

Local community projects will be coming to campuses across SVW2017 to talk about ongoing volunteering opportunities, including Real Junk Food Project and St Michael’s Hospice.

There are also Big Activities that you can book onto to give back to your community and environment, including the Queensdown Woods Big Clean. These Big Activities are a great way to try out volunteering without having to commit to a regular volunteering role.

For a full run down on the events on your campus, have a look at the Active Student calendar.

Current volunteering opportunities

You can also get involved in a variety of voluntary opportunities right here at the university! Here are a list of things you can get involved in at the moment:

  • c-change volunteers: The university’s sustainability campaign, c-change, often have volunteering opportunities which you can get involved in on an ad-hoc basis.They are also currently looking for student volunteers to help audit the Green Impact initiative. Find out more here.
  • Brighton Food Co-op: Become a part of a Food Co-op on your campus to help promote sustainable food by assisting in the sorting and distribution of fresh veg boxes. As a member, you can get a seasonal veg box for just £4 and buy wholefoods sourced from Infinity Foods. All you need to do is commit a few hours a month to help the running of the cooperative. Read more here.
  • Brighton Student’s Union: From representing your student groups as a part time officer to media opportunities and society involvement, Brighton SU are always looking for volunteers! Have a look at the different types of opportunities with them.

Active Student works with 100s of local community organisations and charities so there are lots of volunteering roles available all year round.

For more information about volunteering, or to apply for voluntary opportunities, have a look at the Careers Service website.

Samantha Paget • February 8, 2017


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