482 of you took part in Week 7's Student Volunteering Week this year - completing a total of 1166 hours of volunteering. Thank you!
In addition to regular weekly Warwick Volunteers activities, they organised a programme of special SVW events, including:
- STAR Tea Party – A social event for refugees in Coventry in The Graduate.
- Crafts in Hospitals– Creating packs of craft materials for patients at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.
- ActiviTeas – Afternoon tea and games with older residents at Queensway Court residential home in Leamington.
- Fence Painting at RNIB – Painting the fence at the Royal National Institute of Blind People school, which has recently been damaged by fire.
- Woodland Path Clearance – Volunteers put on their wellies, gloves and hats to help clear undergrowth in Park Wood, Canley and open up the path for walkers.
Michael Wileman from Friends of Canley Green Spaces said:
The hard work of the volunteers has made a real improvement to the woodland pathway which had been neglected for many years.
Helen Blunt, Warwick Volunteers Manager, said:
Student Volunteering Week is the perfect opportunity to highlight the great work that our students do for the local community. Over 1,000 students find time each year around their studies and paid work to make a difference in the Coventry and Warwick area.’
Student Volunteering Week took place from 22nd to 27th Feb 2016. 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.’ You can find out more information at http://www.studentvolunteeringweek.org.uk/