Student Volunteering Week (SVW) is a nationwide celebration of student volunteering. SVW 2014 will combine local campus focused events and campaigns with a national media profile and high-level events. We will be celebrating the positive difference that students have made, and continue to make, on campus and in their communities – wherever they might be.
U Stand Out Conference in Lancaster – Friday 28 February
This is going to be a brilliant event where you can develop key skills and learn more about local volunteering and employment opportunities. There will be workshops around leadership, being more assertive, cv enhancing, and more and you’ll be able to sign up for any sessions that you like the sound of. Click HERE for more info.
Bag Pack with Cumbria CVS and Carlisle Carers – Carlisle – Saturday 1st March
UCSU is joining up with Cumbria CVS and Carlisle Carers to carry out a charity bag pack in Sainsbury’s in Carlisle. You can volunteer to help in the morning or the afternoon and along with raising money for Carlisle Carers it will also be a great way to meet other students and volunteers from the community and to meet lots of local people.
Register online: Bag Pack with Cumbria CVS and Carlisle Carers in Carlisle
Fun Activity Day for children with disabilities and/or additional needs – Saturday 1st March
From 9am to 5pm at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster. Would you like to join our team of hosts? Activities will include assisting families as they check in to the event, encouraging the children to take part in the activities which include; childrens’ bouncy castle, adult bouncy castle, inflatable jousting, graffiti wall, face painting, mini-beasts, soft play, sensory zone, disability bikes and more. Volunteers assist children accessing the activities and provide positive support to the families attending the event. You will also have the opportunity to network with local agencies supporting the families too. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in the community alongside local agencies supporting families with children with disabilities and/or additional needs. You can sign up for the dayHERE.
Banana Blitz in Ambleside – Saturday 1st March
Spot a banana and win Fair Trade goodies! Join us in the beautiful village in the heart of the Lake District and help us raise awareness about Fair Trade, try a banana suit on, or simply enjoy a nice day out with UCSU. Meet us on Saturday 1st of March, between 10am and 2pm in Ambleside town centre, you won’t miss us – we’ll be wearing banana suits! If you would like to spend a day out in the Lakes and help with the event let Kasia know by emailing email@example.com