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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

Tree Care with Friends of Canley Green Spaces

Date: Tuesday 22 October
Time: 10.30am-2.00pm
Meeting place: Outside Pret (by Rootes building)

We will be revisiting the tree planting site in Park Wood, to cut away unwanted vegetation from around the trees. This will improve the appearance of the new woodland, giving the trees more light to ensure that they grow healthy.

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. Some of the vegetation is prickly, so wear old clothes that fully cover your arms, legs and ankles.
If you would like to borrow some wellington boots or a waterproof jacket you can book them online You can collect these from the Warwick Volunteers Office on the day.

Sign-up

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Post Pals - Study Happy

Date: Tuesday 22 October

Location: Library Floor 1

Time: 2.45-4.15pm

Post Pals is a small charity who are dedicated to making seriously ill children and their siblings smile by the sending of cards, letters, little gifts, support and friendship. They support children aged 3 to 17 in the UK. You can read more about Post Pals here:

https://www.postpals.co.uk/about/ 

Warwick Volunteers will provide postcards for you to write a short message on and you can choose which child you would like to send it to.

Booking not required you can just drop in.

School Garden

Date: Wednesday 23 October

Time: 9.30am-2.00pm

We will be preparing an area of land so that it can be made into a vegetable patch for school children to learn how to grow fruit and vegetables.

The main task will be digging the ground and levelling it ready for the vegetable beds to be built on top.

Please wear warm clothes and sturdy footwear.

Sign-up

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Blub Planting with Friends of Canley Green Spaces

Date: Saturday 26 October
Time: 10.30am-2.00pm

Help plant spring flowering blubs that will produce attractive flowers over many years, for everyone to enjoy.

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.

Activity Full

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Harry Potter Week

Date: Monday 28 October

Time: 10am-3pm

Help run fun Harry Potter themed games and crafts for children at Packmores Community Centre.

Transport provided from campus.

Sign-up

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Woodland Path Clearance with Friends of Canley Green Spaces

Date: Tuesday 29 October
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.

We'll also provide some Halloween treats.

Sign-up

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Myton Hospice

Date: Wednesday 30 October
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: https://www.mytonhospice.org/

Sign-up

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Harry Potter Week

Date: Thursday 31 October

Time: 10am-3pm

Help run fun Harry Potter themed games and crafts for children at Packmores Community Centre.

Transport provided from campus.

Sign-up

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Canley Pop Up Cafe - Bonfire Night

Date: Tuesday 5 November
Time: 3.15-7.30pm

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.

Sign-up

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Tree Care and planting with Friends of Canley Green Spaces

Date: Saturday 9 November
Time: 10.30am-2.00pm

We will be revisiting the tree planting site in Park Wood, to plant some new trees and to cut away unwanted vegetation from around the trees previously planted by Warwick Volunteers. This will improve the appearance of the new woodland, giving the trees more light to ensure that they grow healthy.

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. Some of the vegetation is prickly, so wear old clothes that fully cover your arms, legs and ankles.

Sign-up

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Canley Chit Chat

Date: Tuesday 12 November

Time: 9.45am -12.45pm

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.

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Myton Hospice

Date: Wednesday 13 November
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: https://www.mytonhospice.org/

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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.

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.

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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.
Guy's Cliffe has a long and varied history. From its humble beginnings as a secluded place of worship in the 5th century... The legends of Sir Guy of Warwick which secured its place in folklore... The establishment of a chapel in the 15th century by will of King Henry V... The Tudor period ownership as a timber framed house!
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.

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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 -12.45pm

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: https://www.mytonhospice.org/

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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.

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Upcoming Events
Tue 22 Oct '19
10:30am: Tree Care
Wed 23 Oct '19
9:30am: School Garden
Sat 26 Oct '19
10:30am: Bulb Planting
Mon 28 Oct '19
Tue 29 Oct '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.