Helping our local community with student-led projects
From supporting in the classroom to planting trees in Canley, befriending older people in care homes, teaching English to refugees, getting involved in activities for people with disabilities, and more.
Over 1,000 students donate more than 12,500 hours of their time each year through Warwick Volunteers, supporting local schools, community groups and charities.
“I have noticed an improvement in the confidence of the children and it's incredibly rewarding to see them excited to read and learn new words." Right to Read Volunteer
“Pupils benefit from the additional adult support in the classroom, particularly if it means they can then have one-to-one support in lessons. They progress faster and their morale is increased." Teacher
“It makes such a positive difference to the club when the Volunteers are there. It's great to have new people to interact with and gives the club a real buzz." Gwen Peat, Kenilworth Phab Treasurer
Volunteering also gives students the chance to learn from project management and leadership roles, improve communication and inter-cultural skills and grow in confidence.
Joining in with a Warwick Volunteers’ volunteering activity supports their wellbeing, enabling them to forge new friendships with students from other cohorts and take a break from study.
“The volunteering experiences have been an invaluable part of my university life so far, through which I have grown as a person, made new friends, fostered a better understanding of the British society as well as acquired and honed various skills which go a long way in providing an edge on the CV. Above all however, there is a sense of accomplishment unmatched by any other experience.” Volunteer
“What inspired you to become a project leader? - To have the opportunity to make the project I enjoyed last year even better, putting a smile on not only the kids’ faces but also on our fellow volunteers.” Fun With Numbers Project Leader
“Project Leader Roles are an amazing opportunity to gain leadership and project management skills. Not many candidates will be able to tell they’ve managed a real project and lead a team. On top of that – it’s all for a great cause!” Bake it Up Project Leader
By giving a gift today, you could help volunteers develop projects in and for the local community.
How your gift will help
- £10 provides craft materials for volunteers to make activity packs for long-stay patients in University Hospital Coventry.
- £25 provides transport for a student to provide classroom support for up to 20 pupils, raising attainment and aspiration.
- £50 provides the materials for a volunteering 'team challenge' for a student society, for example painting a mural to brighten up a community centre.
- £150 funds a First Aid qualification for a volunteer on a project such as the Tocil Wood conservation project.
- £250 provides the average annual budget for materials for a student-led project, such as Bake it Up which improves children’s confidence through baking activities.
- £400 enables 30 children to enjoy a trip out on the Kidz Camp residential holiday.
- £1000 funds Volunteering Week, promoting the breadth and depth of students’ volunteering and encouraging others to join in activities.
- Even more? Talk to us about the possibilities...
Find out more about what we do on the Warwick Volunteers website.