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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Celebrating Chinese New Year with Kenilworth PHAB

Last Wednesday, Kenilworth PHAB came to the Warwick campus to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This event was actually originally suggested by one of the PHAB members, who used to live in Malaysia when he was younger. There was a huge turnout, with over 20 PHAB members and 12 student volunteers. The room was beautifully decorated with red paper lanterns and filled with Chinese New Year songs too!

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‘Using Your Experience’: Webpage Launch

Although many people volunteer for reasons such as, wanting to make a difference to the lives of others, a desire to do something meaningful with their spare time or simply wishing to help a certain group of people, it is important to remember that volunteering experiences are extremely valuable for securing internships, jobs and postgraduate education. As such, the Warwick Volunteers staff and executive committee are launching a new section on our website about ‘Using Your Experiences’ containing many different pages and resources.

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Insight and Wisdom to take away from Inspirational TED Talk speakers

Happy New Year, everyone! With the new term already underway, and volunteers resuming or starting their activity for the first time, the members of the Warwick Volunteers exec have thought to share with you a few short TED Talks, to hopefully guide you during your volunteering with Warwick Volunteers and inspire you to continue contributing to the community around you beyond your years at university!

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On managing your time well and fitting volunteering into your hectic schedule

Tests, presentations, essays, projects, applications, interviews, volunteering, friends, family, sleep… all in 24 hours. There is no doubt that time management is one of the biggest concerns for all students at Warwick, and in particular, for Warwick Volunteers. Irrespective of whether you are a first-year undergraduate, finalist undergraduate, or postgraduate student, if you are determined to do your best and make the most of your time at university, it is likely that your daily schedule looks something like the one in the picture above. As the end-of-term assessments imminently approach for most of us, time management is becoming all the more critical.

I am thus aiming to (succinctly!) share below some ideas and principles which seem to usually work for me, gathered throughout my experience of juggling my studies, applications, and extracurricular activities. Give them a try, and see if they work for you as well.

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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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