Student Volunteering Week 2016

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Student Volunteering Week 2016


This Student Volunteering Week we're asking students to EXPLORE the voluntary opportunities available at the University of Northampton and in the local area, to PLEDGE to an activity in contributing to social action and to MAKE IT COUNT by ensuring you are able to reflect on your experience and present it professionally in CVs and in job interviews. #pledgeUN


The University of Northampton, Students' Union and its local and national community partners offer a wide variety of differnet volunteering opportunities, whether you're looking for something to do just for a day or looking to get involved in a longer-term project - why not explore your volunteering options?

Come and meet the dedicated Volunteering Team at the following locations throughout the week :

  • Tuesday 23 February, 11am - 1pm, Avenue Campus Changemaker Hub 
  • Wednesday 24 February, 11am - 1pm, Park Students' Union. 


Or browse your options from the comfort of your own bed by visiting:

Do It

The Students' Union website

Voluntary Impact

Northamptonshire Sport


Make your search specific; so if you are interested in environmental volunteering in the UK, google ‘environmental volunteering UK’

Once you’ve decided, then make contact with your chosen voluntary organisation and find out more. When you are happy that you want to do it, move on to the pledge stage. We can help you with this bit if you are not sure what to do.


If you're looking for a one day micro-volunteering opportunity, why not get involved in one of our Student Volunteering Projects!


Balloon Kenya Information Stall

Monday 22nd February, 10am - 4pm

Park Campus Us, main bar area

Find out how you can volunteer as a Balloon Fellow and help support local buisness in Kenya to develop.  A unquie volunteering opportuntiy, which is also partly funded.

For more inforamtion click here or email Matt on


Elsie's Cafe Junk Food Project

Tuesday 23 February, 10am - 2pm

FREE Transport provided from Park Campus

Spend the day preparing food saved from being sent to landfill, set up the cafe for the day's trading, meet other volunteers and the public. 

For more information and to book your space click HERE


University Allotment

Wednesday 24 February, 10am - 4pm

Park Campus (Behind MX Mobiles)

Help the Students' Union spruce up the on-campus allotment ahead of spring by weeding, planting and maintaining the student-led allotment. 

For more information and to book your space click HERE


Brampton Valley Conservation

Thursday 25 February, 10am - 2pm

FREE Transport provided from Park Campus

This highly varied role provides opportunities for tree-planting, hedge-laying and general access improvements to this local conservation area. 

For more information and to book your space click HERE


Logging your Volunteering

Thursday 25th Febrauy, 2pm - 4pm

Grendon G151

Unsure on how to log your volunteering hours.  Meet the expert who will talk you through the process.  

Sharing your pledge to volunteering and community action is a great means to spread awareness of your supported activity and keep you on track. 

In December 2015, BBC Radio 1 launched an ambitious challenge - #1millionhours. A campaign designed to get the British public pledging to support local communities and organisations and together through small acts we can make a collectively large difference. Even just a few hours could change the life of someone in need. 

After browsing the opportunities available to you and deciding what volunteering activity you want to get involved in, let us know that you’ve become part of the movement by tweeting with the #1millionhours and #pledgeUN hashtag

Don’t forget to mention the hours you're pledging and the organisation you are pledging it to. This way we can keep track of the fantastic effort being put in by you all and our impact on the community. 

Don't have twitter? Don't worry check out this GUIDE to setting up a twitter account or visit our Student Volunteering Week ambassadors at Park Students' Union, Avenue and Park Changemaker Hubs and roaming on campus. 




Make this experience benefit your degree.

Turn your volunteering experience into professional language (CV talk!) and collect your Employability Plus points for your hours.

Book onto a session with a fully qualified Careers Advisor and get expert advice to make your experiences count.Meet us on Monday 18 April, 1pm - 3pm at the Park Campus Changemaker Hub.

Book NOW to secure your place. 




Venue: University of Northampton and Surrounds

Type Volunteering

Start Date Sunday 21-02-2016 - 00:00

End Date Friday 26-02-2016 - 18:00

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