A few weeks ago, after having had an assignment for my dissertation at the start of term 2 put an enormous amount of pressure and stress on my shoulders, I decided to take advantage of the subsequently more relaxed period, and got involved in some volunteering. I chose Kenilworth Phab, a volunteering project I had heard a lot about, but had never volunteered with. My choice could not have been better.
What is Social Innovation?
According to the Stanford School of Business, Social Innovation is a “novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than current solutions”. Put simply, it is an outcome or solution that is produced by using innovative approaches and technology.
This week’s Project Spotlight focuses on a community project called Buddy Club. As our campus is located in the local area of Canley in Coventry, Warwick Volunteers are able to provide a wide variety of volunteering opportunities in the local community. One of those opportunities is at Willowbrook, an elderly people’s home.