Student volunteering week

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:56:00 GMT

Last week, 20–26 February, was Student Volunteering Week – a week-long celebration of all things volunteering.

Throughout this national event the University and Students’ Union worked together to recognise and thank all the students who volunteer, with almost 600 students being nominated for a thank you.

Highlights included Wednesday’s Big Action Day in Ladybarn to help to clear an alleyway on Whitby Road; an event at the national Football Museum to promote volunteering opportunities; a tea dance with a group of over 80s at St Cuthbert’s Church in Withington; bag packing to fundraise for Greater Manchester Youth Network; a foodbank challenge and a range of info sessions about volunteering opportunities both locally and internationally. There were also a variety of information stalls every day in the Students’ Union so any student could find the right volunteering opportunity for them.

In total over 1,000 students have been involved in the week.

For more information on everything that took place go to the Volunteering webpages and follow #VoluntHero on twitter.