This year V Team are doing something a little different. We have wrapped up our much loved events into some action packed projects. 

Working to our new vision statement and objectives, we need dynamic individuals who want to make a difference. 

Vision:  

That the University of Bath has a culture of volunteering enabling students to engage with meaningful opportunities and contribute to their local community.

Aim:

To build relationships between students and other local residents through compassionate, inclusive and sustainable projects that focus on improving the lives of those around us.

 2020-2021 Objectives: 

  • Continue to provide meaningful opportunities despite Covid-19 
  • Help as many students as possible, to support local charities and causes through this challenging time
  • Establish student-led projects in line with our aims.  

Our new project structure has adapted much loved V Team events to create projects allowing volunteers the option of regular or one-off volunteering.

 

Projects:

V Run

The V Run project will be combining our much loved Santa Dash with the Colour Run and Bath Half. We are looking for volunteers to help make all three events a success. 

V Raise

This project will work alongside the V Run project: recruiting a team of fundraisers who love to run. Over the course of the academic year you will train and raise money as a team by entering into the Santa Dash, Colour Run and the Bath Half (for 2021 V Team were unable to gain entry to the Bath Half so we will be running our own virtual V Team Half Marathon) This project is crucial to V Team as it will help to raise funds to support our commuity projects. 

V Clean 

Working with the amazing Whale and Dolphin Conservation this project will run events such as our Urban Beach Clean and other community cleans. We will be exploring the options of trips to the beach as well as looking to do a paddle boarding clean up along the river. 

V Collect 

Previously V Team have run several collection campaigns for the local community and wider area. This year we believe more than ever this is essential to supporting vulnerable members of the community. This project will run various events such as the Wrap up Campaign. Our new Christmas Appeal as well as several food bank collections throughout the year. 

Dr V

Our dedicated project for Doctoral students looking to meet others and get involved with the community, although all of our projects are open to Doctoral students this is a space just for them to make a difference in Bath. One of the events that you could get involved in is our annual Research Objects session with Age UK BANES where you will have the opportunity to discuss your research with older members of the community. 

V Graduate

Our dedicated project for Postgraduate students looking to meet others and get involved with the community, although all of our projects our open to Postgraduate students this is a space just for them to make a difference in Bath. The project will run activities requested by the Postgraduate community. 

V Parks 

Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation is paving the way to create more community friendly green spaces. If you like conservation this is your opportunity to help impove the quality of the parks around Bath.

V Trees 

If you love the outdoors and trees this is the project for you. Working with More Trees BANES a local charity who are trying to plant more trees. Regular activity would involve planting trees and helping maintain the tree nurseries where saplings are nurtured until they can be planted in their forever home. 

V Twerton 

Working with Twerton Primary School you will have the opportunity to deliver an action-packed Christmas Party for primary school children as well as an Easter Egg hunt. This year we are looking to further develop our relationship with Twerton Primary School and run additional activities with them. 

V Coding 

Following on from the success of last year's project we will be running two code club groups this academic year. The plan is to have one running on campus and one running in the local community. This project is looking for women who are interested in coding (no experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn). Working over a course of 10 weeks the project will inspire young girls to consider a career in tech by teaching them how to code using an interactive online programme. 

V Heart Start 

Could you help to save a life? Come and learn how to do CPR and then how to teach it to students and staff.

V Virtual 

Many students will need to participate virtually next year. This is an opportunity to support local, national and international projects from home. 

V Media 

Are you a social media guru? Or looking to improve your skills? Our V Media project will train and support you to help a local charity with their social media account. 

V Repair 

Sustainability is the key to a healthy future. Working with Share and Repair, V Team will host multiple Repair Cafes across the year, where students and staff can bring broken items to be repaired for free. On top of this we aim to host workshops on how to do basic repairs yourself.