"Around 18,00 Warwick students and staff volunteer over the year, putting in over 20,000 hours on community projects."
The university has a tradition of involvement in the local region, and current Warwick students carry on this tradition through their volunteering activities in Coventry, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa.
These take many different forms including: tutoring support and sports coaching in local schools, practical help with painting and decorating or gardening, befriending adults with disabilities, helping the elderly, supporting refugees or (for Warwick Law students) providing legal assistance and advice in cases of need.
Warwick Volunteers are the link between the University and the many projects around Coventry and Warwickshire that we either support throughout the year, or when they need that little bit of extra help.
If you decide to volunteer during your time at Warwick, you’ll receive lots of help, support and training from Warwick Volunteers, who co-ordinate our volunteering programme. You’ll find it an enormously worth while thing to do, and you’ll learn all sorts of skills that will stand you in good stead career-wise. Around 1800 Warwick students and staff volunteer over the year, putting in over 20,000 hours on community projects.
I feel so good and inspired to get the experience! I didn’t expect the volunteer placement to link so closely with my studies and that I would learn so much.
Junyi Wu, Schools Project Volunteer
I got involved in volunteering because I want to use the skills I have, as well as developing new ones, to put something back into the community.
Gus Sagoo, Kidz Kamp