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Volunteering: What we've achieved this term!

Volunteering: What we've achieved this term! Volunteering: What we've achieved this term! icon

Now that the semester is coming to an end we thought it’d be a good time to take the opportunity to remind you of all the great things that all of the community and one off volunteers have been up to over this semester!

It’s been a really busy semester and so many things have been happening, so we thought we’d give you a quick overview of how many of you have been getting involved! Just this semester alone we’ve had…

45 new volunteers attend one of our one-off volunteering events

77 new volunteers sign up to volunteer with an external organisation

211 new volunteers attend a micro-volunteering event

So that’s a total of 333 new volunteers this semester – on top of those of you who also volunteered with us before Christmas!

We’ve made over 200 crafty volunteering projects to help others, from origami cranes, cards and superhero capes for sick children and their siblings, dresses for vulnerable African children to Easter cards for elderly care home residents. The difference these will make in the local community is huge and we really can’t say thank you enough for all of your help. Although these things might seem small, they really can make all the difference to someone’s life!

If that alone wasn’t enough, over 120 of you have supported a cause external to the Guild. From gardening at Winterbourne to socialising cats, tutoring, supporting cancer patients and a whole lot more, this really has made a massive difference to these external organisations and once again, thank you for giving up your time!

We also had our Student Volunteering Week this semester in which we, and some amazing societies, held various volunteering events throughout the week. Loads of you came along to raise money and spend time with some guide dogs, made some amazing cardboard beds for the homeless, and offered support to refugees among various other things! The week really was a massive success!

We really can’t get across how much of a difference all of our volunteers have made this semester and we have equally high hopes for semester three! We’ll be running loads of events throughout the term so be sure to get involved and help make a real difference all whilst having some fun and getting to know some new people!

You don’t even have to wait until next semester to get involved - we have loads of external volunteering opportunities on our website, from tutoring to supporting those with brain injuries to being a volunteer dance teacher – the possibilities are endless! Make sure you check out the volunteering section on the Guild’s website to see all the opportunities we have and how you can get involved. Alternatively, you can send us an email to volunteering@guild.bham.ac.uk and we’ll happily sort out a volunteering opportunity for you over the break!

Also 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 have upcoming in third semester!

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