Our highlights of the year (Part 3/3)

Third and last part of our blog series to celebrate Volunteers Week, a national celebration of all the volunteers in the UK. This week we’ve been sharing our highlights of a busy volunteering year. If you’ve missed them, go read Part One and Part Two.

During the Easter break we ran Easter activities with children at the Canley Community Centre. This year we’ve also been attending the regular Canley Pop-up Cafés organised there and ran games and crafts activities for local children and families.

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Kidz Kamp volunteers have taken Year 5 pupils from Charter Primary School on a residential holiday, which included building dens, making their own pizza and a trip to the Aquarium.

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After the holidays we went away for a training weekend with our newly recruited project leaders. Everybody got to know one another and gathered the tools and knowledge necessary to run their project next year.

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In Term 3 we encouraged you to RELAX and take a break from revising and assignments!

Friends of Canley Green Spaces led us on a walk to see the bluebells around campus.

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We’ve helped support adults with disabilities with horticultural tasks at the Kings Hill Nurseries.

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We were awarded the Community Contribution team award at the University Awards 2017 in recognition of our work in the local community.

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Volunteers, you’ve all done so much this year! It was hard to select a small range of activities for this blog series. You can scroll through the blog to learn more about our projects, and of course keep an eye out for future articles!

We look forward to celebrating another successful year with you all at our Summer BBQ on Thursday 15 June, at the Cryfield Sports Pavilion, from 12.30 – 2.30 pm.

There are still many volunteering activities you can get involved in this term. Check out www.warwick.ac.uk/oneoffvolunteering for dates and sign-up.

And if you’re at Warwick next year, don’t miss our Volunteering Fair in Term 1 Week 1!

Volunteering with ChemSoc Outreach

Did you know that many Warwick societies run outreach projects in the local community? From leading music theatre workshops for young people or running English conversation club with refugees to raising awareness about global issues in primary schools, Warwick societies’ members have a big impact in the community around campus. This week, to celebrate societies’ community engagement, we’ve invited Amy from Warwick ChemSoc to tell us more about their outreach projects and how much she’s enjoying her volunteering experience.

This article is published part of the Creative Warwick campaign.

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‘Volunteer of the Week’ Launch

Nominations for ‘Volunteer of the Week’ are now open!

Have you worked with an outstanding student volunteer? If you notice a volunteer who you feel has gone above and beyond and deserves some recognition, we would love to hear from you! As an exec and with help from the staff team, we have decided to launch ‘Volunteer of the Week’ so that volunteers can be recognised for their hard work throughout the year.

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Let’s look back at a busy volunteering year!

We are very happy to look back to 2015-16. It has been a year full of fantastic volunteers, meaningful projects, discoveries, friendships, learning… With more than 2500 members, 10,100 volunteered hours over 45 projects, University of Warwick students have had a large impact on the communities around campus.

Thank you to all the students and staff who have volunteered this year, and thank you to all our partners who help making student volunteering possible.

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Blogging Begins

Hi everyone,

Each week the 2015-6 Warwick Volunteers Exec are going to be visiting one Warwick Volunteers project, finding out some more about it, having fun volunteering and sharing our experiences with you. We’ll be posting these on our Facebook account each Wednesday, but if you come to the blog then you can find out all the things we didn’t have space to mention on Facebook!

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