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Guild Volunteering: Our Summer Update!

As we reach the end of another jam-packed year for the Guild volunteering team, we’d like to remind you of all the fantastic achievements made by all of our volunteers this term!

Even though so many of you have been busy preparing for all those dreaded exams and assignments, it hasn’t stopped people finding that extra bit of time to give back to their community. The summer term brought us 68 new student micro-volunteers who got in touch with their creative side to make origami cranes to send as a sign of solidarity to cancer patients, cards for sick children and cards for the elderly, to name just a few! All of these crafty projects may seem small but mean a lot to so many, so thank you to all of our micro-volunteers for helping to put a smile on the faces of those who need it most. We also helped students to find an external organisation to work with through our online advertising service. This means that this academic year, we have helped 1629 students to find a way to volunteer outside the Guild, which is a fantastic achievement!

It was also great to see such a large number of students take an interest in a range of causes at the Summer Jobs, Skills and Volunteering Fair that took place on 7th June this term. We welcomed over 200 people through the doors to meet with a variety of organisations, and we hope that everyone who came along found an exciting opportunity to get involved in.

Once again, we would like to stress how much of an impact the hard work of all this year's volunteers has made - both in the local community and beyond. We hope that all of you who have volunteered this year have felt that your hard work has helped others and that you have found your endeavours rewarding and beneficial to your personal and professional development.

And remember, it’s never too late to get stuck in! We are still advertising plenty of roles on the Guild website over the summer that cater for everyone, no matter what your motivation is for volunteering, your skill set or your interests. So if you find you have too much time on your hands over the summer then volunteering is a truly worthwhile way to fill all those spare hours. If you’d like to find out more about volunteering or the service we provide, then don't hesitate to drop us an email to volunteering@guild.bham.ac.uk and we’ll happily sort out a volunteering opportunity for you over the break!

Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter as that’s where we’ll post all the information about any volunteering events that we’re running!

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