Having an Impact on the Local Community

In today’s series of blogs celebrating Student Volunteering week, I (Simon- Media and Comms officer) will be discussing a few of the ways I’ve been able to have an impact on the local community!

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Interesting Volunteering Experiences!

Warwick Volunteers has approximately 45 projects under it and the variety is absolutely amazing. In my 2nd term of my 1st year at university, I had Wednesdays free and thought I should do something meaningful. I browsed through the WV project page and filtered projects that did not need DBS(since I was so late!) and were on Wednesdays. Even with such strict restrictions, I found ‘Tocil Woods’ that fit my needs perfectly.

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I had never been on an Exec.

Hi! ūüôā during my second year I decided to do something different with my time and ran for a position on the WV exec and it has been one the best things I have done at university. ¬†Before getting¬†involved with the exec, the only team-based work experience I had been involved with at university was group projects and that’s not exactly well-known for being a lot of fun. ¬†Working within a exec team for a whole year has certainly been a learning curve and I’ve gained so many transferable skills that I can carry with me out of university.

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An Evening with the Scouts

Hi everyone,

This week’s Project Spotlight is on Scouts, a nationwide organization that equips 400,000 children with the skills to undertake challenging activities, unique experiences and everyday adventure. Having been part of the Scouts sister organisation, Girl Guiding, since the age of 7, I was really excited to go back and to see what the equivalent Scouting side was like and what was offered in Coventry. On a Monday evening the Scouts host both Beavers (6-8 years old) and Cubs (8-11 years old) for a mix of boys and girls.

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