The Students’ Union is launching a new volunteer scheme where one student can buddy up with another to offer some extra support during COVID-19. Many University of Manchester students are currently isolating, or based off-campus, and this project aims to help link students up with each other and widen their social support network.
Volunteers will be matched with between one and three students, depending on their preference and time available. As a volunteer you would contact your buddy once or twice a week and arrange a contact schedule that suits you both. The volunteer is there to check in with their buddy, link them up with services and support across the University, and be an extra point of contact for that person.