Christmas Volunteering

Why volunteer before Christmas break?

Though you might not think it, there’s more to Christmas than necking a load of dinner and watching your nan drift off in front of the Queen’s Speech after a cheeky sherry. So, as the festive season approaches, why not give the gift of your time before Christmas through volunteering?


Here’s our Top 5 Reasons to give Christmas Volunteering a Go:

  1. Spread some festive cheer and make a difference in your community
  2. Meet some amazing new people, from your fellow volunteers to the people you help
  3. Experience something new!
  4. Do some good on your lunchbreak – we’ve got drop in sessions to fit around the Christmas rush
  5. Sharpen up that CV before the new year!

Christmas volunteering – it’s good for others, it’s good for you.

Christmas Volunteering Opportunities

From helping at a Christmas tea dance to making decorations for local care homes, there’s so many ways you can give the gift of your time this Christmas. Here’s some of the opportunities you can get involved in this Christmas…

Cards of Kindness
25th April noon - 4pm
Tolkien Room, Guild of Students
Take a moment to make something good. Make a card to give someone a word of encouragement for their exams and coursework.
Volunteering | Campaigns | JSV Volunteering
Origami Cranes for Cancer
2nd May noon - 4pm
Harvey Milk
Take a moment to make something good. There is an old Japanese tradition that 1,000 origami paper cranes will bring good luck. We will be practising our origami skills to make cranes, to send to people with terminal illnesses
Volunteering | Destresstival | JSV Volunteering
Canvas Bags out of T shirts
9th May noon - 3:30pm
Harvey Milk
Take a moment to make something good. Upcycle your old T Shirts and make them into bags to be used by local charities.
Volunteering | Destresstival | JSV Volunteering
Positive Notes
16th May noon - 4pm
Harvey Milk
Take a moment to make something good. Sew or write a positive note of support to help fellow students through the exam period.
Volunteering | Destresstival | JSV Volunteering
Write for Rights
23rd May noon - 4pm
Tolkien Room, Guild of Students
Take a moment to make something good. We'll be writing letters to politicians to fight for human rights across the world.
Volunteering | Destresstival | JSV Volunteering
Make a card for sick children
30th May noon - 4pm
Tolkien Room, Guild of Students
Take a moment to make something good. Make a card for a child in need.
Volunteering | Destresstival | JSV Volunteering
ValeFest 2018
2nd June noon - 3rd June 2am
The Vale Village
Europe's largest student-run charity festival is back! Raising over £40,000 last year for charity and bringing you bigger and better bands this year - ValeFest 2018 is not one to miss. Get your tickets and merchandise now before they sell out!
Club Nights | Volunteering | University Events | Fundraising | Festival | Welcome Week | JSV Volunteering

Meet your officer team

Every year, a team of Officers are elected by YOU to help you get the best out of Birmingham. Each officer leads a different part of the Union on your behalf – click on their faces below to find out what they do and how to get in touch…

Ellie Keiller - Guild President
Shannon Farmer - Activities & Development Full Time Officer
Adam Goldstone - Education Full Time Officer
Kris Ali - Housing & Community Full Time Officer
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Full Time Officer
Jess Levy - Representation & Resources Full Time Officer
Helena Bailey - Sports Full Time Officer
Henny Green - Welfare Full Time Officer

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