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Give it a Go! One-Off Volunteering

Our One-Off Volunteering programme allows you to take part in volunteering activities with no regular commitment. Help your local community, meet new friends and have fun!

Transport is provided from campus when activities can't be reached by public transport or on foot from campus.

How to join

Step 1: Click 'Sign Up' on the opportunity you want to take part in
Step 2: You will receive a confirmation email with further details closer to the day

There is a range of one-off activities that you can join throughout the term. Check out the calendar of events on the right.

Join the One-Off Volunteering mailing list and hear about upcoming events:

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Upcoming events

Kenilworth Station Garden

Date: Saturday 16 November
Time: 9.30am-1.30pm

Help Friends of Kenilworth station transform the green spaces around this newly opened station.


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Holly Tree Bashing with Friends of Canley Green Spaces

Date: Tuesday 19 November
Time: 10.30am-2.00pm

Volunteers will be cutting down small holly trees from Park Wood, to improve the biodiversity in the woodland.
Holly is an evergreen tree that grows in woodlands. If there are a lot of holly trees growing close together, the woodland can become dark and gloomy. This impacts the biodiversity in the woodland, as other tree species do not have enough light to germinate.
Tools and gloves are provided. No experience is needed. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and strong shoes or boots that you don't mind getting a little muddy. Holly has prickly leaves, so wear old clothes that fully cover your arms, legs and ankles.



Bring Back Guys Cliffe

Date: Wednesday 20 November
Time: 10.30am-3.00pm

Bring Back Guy's Cliffe need your to help restore this Historical landmark back to its former glory.
Warwick Volunteers will be helping with gardening to make the grounds accessible and look beautiful. Full training will be given on the day.
Transport from campus provided.
Please wear strong shoes or boots that you don't mind getting a little muddy.



Christmas Wrappers

Date: Tuesday 26 November
Time: 10.00am-2.00pm

Venue: Canley Community Centre

Help wrap Christmas presents that will be donated to local families who are on low incomes.

Any time you can volunteer to help is much appreciated - this will be a fun activity, with Christmas music, refreshments and plenty of parcels to wrap.

Transport from campus provided.

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Coventry Foodbank

Date: Wednesday 27 November
Time: 9.30am-3.00pm

Coventry Foodbank needs your help to sort through the donations they receive so that they can go to people in crisis. You can read more about Coventry Foodbank at:

Transport from campus provided.

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Christmas Painting Party

Date: Thursday 28 November
Time: 12.15-5.15pm (including travel time)
Places available: 9

Join us for a painting party at the John White Community centre – volunteers will be helping to paint the reception area whilst enjoying Christmas tunes and festive treats!

The John White Community Centre is a purpose-built community centre that serves an area on the edge of Coventry. The centre itself was opened in 2006 after the dedicated work of a small group of pioneering local people and provides a range of supportive services and opportunities which are accessible, affordable and relevant to local people of all age groups and abilities.

Volunteers will work indoors. Transport will be provided from campus, volunteers will meet at 12.15pm and return at approx. 5.15pm. Please wear old clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting paint on.

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Woodland Path Clearance with Friends of Canley Green Spaces

Date: Saturday 30 November
Time: 10.30am-2.00pm

Help rejuvenate a woodland pathway by removing overhanging tree branches with loppers and saws. By cutting away the tangled wood, walking along the path will be much easier. A more attractive pathway will also encourage people to explore Park Wood, one of Canley’s ancient bluebell woodlands.

Tools and gloves are provided. No experience is needed. Please wear suitable warm outdoor clothing and strong shoes or boots that you don't mind getting a little muddy.

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Canley Chit Chat

Date: Tuesday 3 December

Time: 9.45am -12.30pm

Canley Chit Chat aims to connect older and younger generations and help ease loneliness and isolation. Volunteers visit Canley Community Centre and join local Canley residents for tea and board games, providing friendly conversation and companionship.

canley chit chat

Myton Hospice

Date: Wednesday 4 December
Time: 9.30am-2.30pm

We will be sorting donated stock ready for distribution to their network of hospice shops to help them raise vital funds. You can read more about Myton Hospice here:


Canley Pop Up Cafe -Christmas Fayre

Date: Saturday 14 December
Time: 10.30am-3.00pm

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.

Volunteer roles include helping set up the venue, running some craft activities, serving food and refreshments and clearing up after the event.



Upcoming Events
Tue 19 Nov '19
Wed 20 Nov '19
Tue 26 Nov '19
Wed 27 Nov '19
Thu 28 Nov '19
Wellington boots and raincoats
are now available for you to book out when joining an outdoor activity.

Please fill in the booking-form and collect the items from the office during opening hours.