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Warwick Volunteers Newsletter - Term3 Week10

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1. Volunteering Fair – Friday 6 October 2017
2. Volunteering Certificate and Higher Education Achievement Report
3. Canley Big Lunch – Saturday 1st July
4. Rawkus end of year collection – 1 & 2 July
5. Foundry Wood Volunteer Day - Sunday 2nd July
6. Summer Volunteering opportunities
7. Annual Survey 2016-17 Results
8. Office Opening times over Summer Vacation

All of the Warwick Volunteers team would like to say a big thank you to all our volunteers for your hard work this year.
We hope your summer vacation will give you a chance to relax and reflect on the past year’s successes. We will be sending occasional emails over the summer to keep in touch and we look forward to seeing you in October.
We wish everyone leaving Warwick the very best of luck in your future. Don’t forget, even after you graduate Warwick can still support you. You will have free access to the careers services after graduation. For further information please see the Student Careers and Skills website

1. Volunteering Fair – Friday 6 October 2017

Save the date: The Volunteering Fair will take place on Friday 6 October in Rootes building, Panorama rooms, 10.30am-3.30 pm.

The Fair is a great opportunity to find out more about the projects on offer and talk to student Project Leaders and representatives from local charities, more details to follow.

If you are thinking about joining a school or youth volunteering project next year, please remember that it’s much easier and quicker to get the documentation you need for a DBS check (and Certificate of Good Conduct if applicable) over the summer vacation when you go home, so you have it ready to bring with you at the start of next term. For further information go to our DBS page


2. Volunteering Certificate and Higher Education Achievement Report

If you haven’t done so already, please collect your certificate for 20 hours or more of volunteering from the Warwick Volunteers Office during our opening hours.

If you are an undergraduate your receipt of the Warwick Volunteers certificate will be listed on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) in late July/August.

Warwick Volunteers is part of the Student Careers and Skills department so our certificate will not be listed under Students’ Union activities on the HEAR.

For more information on the HEAR please visit:


3. Canley Big Lunch – Saturday 1st July

This project aims to initiate community interaction by creating spaces that encourage neighbours from the Canley neighbourhood area to meet, talk and share talents and stories.
Volunteers will help run fun games and activities for local residents.

Date: Saturday 1 July
Time: 9.45am - 4.00pm

Transport and lunch will be provided by Warwick Volunteers.

If you would like to join, please sign-up here


4. Rawkus end of year collection – 1 & 2 July

Rawkus are looking for volunteers on 1 & 2 July (end of Week 10) for their end of term collection. Volunteers go around different halls collecting what people leave behind and offer all of the food and items they collect to alternative places that need the food, like local community groups such as Leamington Winter Support and Carriers of Hope in Coventry.

For more info and to get involved, visit their event page

This is an external opportunity.


5. Foundry Wood Volunteers Day – Sunday 2nd July

Join the Friends of Foundry Wood Volunteers this Sunday 2 July from 10am – 2pm

The Friends of Foundry Wood run a regular volunteer day on the first Sunday of each month to maintain the woodland. Tasks will be varied and depending on how many people turn up and what needs doing.
Please wear suitable clothing such as long sleeved shirts/long trousers/layers and waterproofs. Sturdy shoes such as boots or wellies also recommended. All gloves and materials provided as well as tea/coffee and biscuits!

For more info about Foundry Wood and their events, visit their website.

This is an external opportunity.


6. Summer Volunteering Opportunities

If you are staying around campus this Summer, there are many volunteering opportunities you can get involved in, from one-off activities to more regular projects. Here is a list of the projects already listed on the page:

• Cheylesmore Good Neighbours - IT Tuition Volunteers
• Godiva Festival 7 - 9 July 2017
• Lunt Roman Festival Volunteers - 15 &16 July
• African & Caribbean: Food & Music Festival - Saturday 22 July
• Sport in the Park volunteers - 3 & 4 August
• Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - Volunteer Summer Project Assistant
• ‘Fearsome Craftsmen’ Exhibition Interpreter Volunteer
• Zoe’s Place Fundraising Days Volunteers
• Coventry Transport Museum, Family Workshops Volunteers
• Kenilworth Arts Festival, 17-23 September
• LWS Night Shelter Volunteers
• Coventry Libraries Volunteers

To read more about those opportunities, please visit our Summer Volunteering page.

The page will be updated throughout summer, so make sure that you check it regularly, or alternatively, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


7. Annual Survey 2016-17 Results

Thank you everyone who completed the Annual Survey this year. You can read the results on our website:
Warwick Volunteers Members who have volunteered
Warwick Volunteers Members who haven’t volunteered

We really value your feedback and we wanted to let you know what changes we have implemented as a result of comments from Warwick Volunteers members. To see what changes we’ve made visit: You Said We Did

If you haven’t had the chance to fill in the survey but still wishes to leave feedback, you can still do so by filling in our online feedback form.


8. Office Opening times over Summer Vacation

The office will be open over the summer vacation from 10.00 am-12 noon Monday to Friday.

If these times are not convenient, please get in touch and we can arrange an appointment out of these times. If you are making a special journey to the Warwick Volunteers office you may like to contact us before to check the person you need to see is available.

Email: or telephone: 02476 572763

External Opportunities

Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering. Volunteers need to make their own way to external opportunities and check arrangements for travelling with the organisations directly. Warwick Volunteers do not pay travel expenses nor arrange transport for external opportunities.

Warwick Volunteers Office Level One, SUHQ
Monday: 1.00pm-4.30pm
Tuesday: 1.00pm-4.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-4.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am-4.30pm
Friday: 9.30am-3.30pm

Telephone: 024 7657 2763 or Email:

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