Student Volunteering Week

Student Volunteering Week is an annual event that celebrates student volunteering in all its glory!

This year Student Volunteering Week took place from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 February 2019. You can read more about the week's activities below.

 

Big Volunteer Day

Over 80 student volunteers joined local residents and community group Upping It for Big Volunteer Day to help tidy up the streets of Moss Side by picking up litter, recycling rubbish and planting flowers.

Together we cleaned up the alleyways, installed and decorated new planters and planted new evergreens and flowers. Student volunteers contributed a total of 264 volunteering hours on the day!

You can read more about the day on the University’s news feed

 

Outreach and events

Throughout the week we were “on tour” across campus, promoting volunteering opportunities and giving out prizes kindly donated by local businesses.

The Students' Union held 'Give It a Go' events, information sessions and a Make a Difference Fair and we encouraged you to share why you volunteer with our Instagram giveaway @uomvolunteering.

 

Thank Yous

Every year during Student Volunteering Week we send out Thank You cards to all our student volunteers across the University. This year we thanked an incredible 2,700 students for their contributions to student life and the local community - an all time high! So, thanks again for everything you've done to make Manchester and our University a better place.