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A round up of Student Volunteering Week 2024

A round up of Student Volunteering Week 2024

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Student Volunteering Week took place from 12 to 18 February 2024 and gave students the opportunity to find out about the many benefits that volunteering brings. Volunteering is great for your wellbeing, gives brilliant CV boosting skills and does good for others in the community.

Here's a reminder of what went on, and how you can get involved in volunteering and fundraising going forwards...

Random Acts of Kindness Board 
Acts of kindness were added to a giant chalk board in the SU to help create a domino effect of kindness on campus and beyond
Volunteering Pop Up 
The SU Volunteering and Peer Support teams, as well as student groups RAG, V Team, Bath STAR, Marrow, Enactus & Nightline, were on hand at the School of Management to chat about how to get involved. Whether it be planting tree saplings, helping out at a local school, doing a beach clean, or supporting the Bath Half, there are many ways to gain skills and help others through volunteering.

RAG Pancake flipping competition 
Students tried out their pancake-flipping skills while rasing money for RAG's Big 4 charities
Repair Café
Clothing and electrical items in need of repair were fixed by expert sewers at one of V Repair's regular Repair Cafe's, run with local charity partner Share & Repair. Led by expert volunteer Repairers and supported by student volunteers. The next Repair Cafes take place on Tuesday 12th March and Tuesday 23rd April.

Making Paper Roses to #BreakTheCycleOfAbuse
A creative session where you could drop by and make paper roses while learning about healthy relationships and how to get support on issues of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Park volunteer session with V Nature 
One of a regular session run by V Nature to enrich the parks of Bath, gathering every Wednesday in the same place. To join on the next one see Volunteering Opportunities (thesubath.com)
RAG Valentine’s Ball - 19:00-23:30, Claverton Rooms
Party goers had an evening of music, dancing and games to spread the love on Valentines Day. All profits went to RAG's Big 4 charities.

Multicultural Fair
Faith and cultural societies came together to showcase their culture and share food on a virtual 'tour around the world'. With performances from some amazing arts societies. 
See the Insta summary here! 

'Volunteer your Way to Employment' Workshop
The Careers department ran a workshop showing the benefits of volunteering and project leading for employability, and how to present this in interviews and on your CV in an impactful and meaningful way. For more information on this, or to attend future workshops, see Careers Service (bath.ac.uk)


All year round you can get involved in regular or one-off volunteering by:

  1. Joining (or even helping to run) a student-led volunteering group Volunteering Groups  
  2. Dipping in to one-off or regular volunteering with a local charity of organisation in Bath Volunteering Opportunities
  3. Fundraising for the RAG (Raise & Give) charities, or do a separate fundraiser for a charity that means a lot to you Fundraising