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Student Volunteering Week 2018

Thank you to everyone who got involved in Student Volunteering Week 2018 in Week7! It was great to get involved in new and regular projects, meet new volunteers and celebrate together the amazing work of all Warwick student volunteers.

This year, in addition to volunteering with their regular activities, Warwick student volunteers have:

  • run Chinese New Year activities with Headway, a support group in Coventry for people with an acquired brain injury;
  • helped Coventry City Council clear out leaves and branches at the London Road Old Cemetary, a historic site close to Coventry City Centre;
  • designed Easter cards and created packs during a volunteering social organised by Warwick Volunteers Student Execs with Crafts in Hospital;
  • taken care of dogs at the Dogs Trust;
  • helped rejuvenate a woodland pathway, by cutting back the invasive Laurel shrub and making the path way easier for people to walk along with Friends of Canley Green Spaces.

Thank you to the Project Leaders who took part in our #Shareyourexperience campaign and shared what they have gained through volunteering, what challenges they have overcome, what impact their volunteering has and what their best memory is.

Click here to read their volunteering stories!

I had a great time with the lovely people from Headway! As a Chinese girl, I was able to help Alan with learning Chinese calligraphy and making red envelopes with 'lucky money' in it. Alan created a Chinese New Year gift for his wife and we had a lovely time. Volunteering is a really great thing to do and I hope more people can get involved.


Our Coventry support group had a wonderful afternoon today. With the help of Warwick Volunteers they learnt about Chinese New Year. They learnt all about the animals from the years they were born and did some Chinese writing. They enjoyed their afternoon. Thank you to all the volunteers that came along and making it a fun afternoon

Headway Coventry and Warwickshire

Over the past week we have really seen the merit in volunteering and what giving even just a small part of your time can do. I’ve met some wonderful people this week and we’ve done some pretty amazing things, from conservation work in Canley and London Road, to walking dogs for the Dogs Trust. Volunteering can be anything you want it to be and I think that this week has shown that.

Jamie Clark, One-offs coordinator