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Student Volunteering Week Activities

Student Volunteering WeekStudents from the University of Warwick have taken part in 1202 hours of voluntary work for Student Volunteering Week.

The ‘Every Hour Counts’ themed series of events were completed by 521 students, in addition to their regular weekly volunteering activities.

The voluntary work included ‘The Big Canal Clean Up’, where students assisted the Canal and River Trust and the Inland Waterways Association to clean out rubbish from the Grand Union Canal in Leamington Spa. In addition to regular litter students removed shopping trolleys, bicycles and even a motorbike.

Warwick Volunteers Manager Helen Blunt said, “Student Volunteering Week is the perfect opportunity to highlight the great work that our students do as volunteers, alongside their academic studies.

‘Our student members volunteer in more than 50 local schools, and with a wide range of community partners. Our students can – and do add real value to our local community.”

Volunteers held an activity day at Kenilworth Phab Club, and transformed the After School Club room at Grangehurst Primary School in Coventry. They also hosted a party where they socialised with people living at the Willowbrook Residential Home in Canley.

Warwick Volunteers Student Executive Committee member Daisy-Ann Afrifa added, ‘Volunteering has many benefits; the activities that we partake in and the relationships that we form have been inspiring as well as humbling.’

 

Further Information

Student Volunteering Week took place from 23rd Feb – 1st March. It aims to ‘bring together individuals and organisations across the UK to celebrate the achievements and impact of student volunteers in their local communities; encouraging and inspiring more students to volunteer.’

Further information: http://www.studentvolunteeringweek.org.uk/

Warwick Volunteers is part of Student Careers and Skills at the University of Warwick. It is supported by Santander Universities and by generous donations from Warwick Alumni and friends.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/community/volunteers/

https://twitter.com/WarwickVol

https://www.facebook.com/WarwickVolunteers

 

Notes to Editors

Melissa Holloway, Assistant Press Officer, Email: Melissa.Holloway@warwick.ac.uk

24 March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further Information:

Melissa Holloway, Assistant Press Officer, Email: Melissa.Holloway@warwick.ac.uk