Student Volunteering Week is an annual event that celebrates student volunteering in all its glory!
In 2021 Student Volunteering Week took place from Monday 8 – Sunday 14 February.
We hosted loads of exciting events in our very first entirely digital programme, working with a range of not-for-profit partners including PostPals, Want Not Waste, Healthy Me Healthy Communities, Azizi Life, and Incredible Edible Manchester to name just a few.
Check out our videos below to get a taste of how the week went, and come back soon for more information on Student Volunteering Week 2022.
We hosted an information session about international volunteering and how you can still get involved in volunteering globally despite the pandemic. Involved in the session was William Sousa, Director of BHZ Connection, a charity working with disadvantaged children in Brazil, and Yeshas Kuntamalla, a student volunteer with Azizi Life, a social enterprise working with artisans in Rwanda.
Times like this show just how important volunteers and communities coming together can be. At this session we discuss volunteering for the COVID vaccination programme; volunteering with a Manchester social enterprise; ParliaMentors, a UN award-winning leadership programme where students create real social change while being mentored by MPs and; Alice discusses her role as student lead for Incredible Edible Manchester.
It’s been a tough year looking to get the experience needed to take the first steps into a career you’ll love. Volunteering is a key way of building your employability and it’s not too late to get started now! Watch our volunteering for your career session, which includes how to make the most of volunteering experience in applications and interviews.
As volunteers you are all brilliant, donating your free time to give to the community to help the environment or other people locally, nationally or on the other side of the world. Our community partners and University colleagues want to say a special thank you to you all.