Student volunteering week commenced across the country, from Feb 19 – 25, Mahria Ayub reports on how you could get involved
What is student volunteering week?
Student volunteering week is a unique week long opportunity where the whole of the country will be getting in different types of volunteering and showcasing their experiences. Student volunteering week gives you a great platform, whether you’re a student, university, college, students’ union, charity or social enterprise it is a great chance to showcase innovative projects and events. It is a great time to promote student volunteering and share ideas, best practice and challenges with the rest of the sector.
Why you should get involved?
Student Volunteering Week 2018 is themed around ‘Student Civic Engagement’ and how student volunteering benefits this in the following ways:
- Improves student wellbeing
- Develops students’ employability
- Contributes positively to civic life on and off campus
Ali Milani, NUS Vice President Union Development, said that: “Student Volunteering Week is a great celebration of the dedication and impact of student volunteers across the UK and NUS is excited to be involved again this year. We are committed to promoting the student contribution to civic life and encouraging more students to have a go at volunteering and bettering their community and society. As Vice President Union Development at NUS I’m looking forward to working with partners on this campaign.”
Francis Wight, the Chief Executive Officer of Student Hub, says, ‘Student Hubs is committed to working with universities, community organisations and national organisations like NUS and the #iwill campaign to support high quality student social action year round.’
You can follow them on twitter: @StudentHubs (hyperlink)
London South Bank University is hosting it’s own volunteer fair at the university from 11am-3pm on Thursday February 22, hosted by London South Bank University volunteers. The event is made to inform students about the volunteering opportunities in the university and the local area.