To my love… Student Volunteering Week 2012

I’m in love and I have been for quite some time.

Tomorrow is a day when we show that special someone we care about how much they mean to us and how much we love them. To show my true love how much they mean to me, I am dedicating this post and all my love tomorrow to that special someone, those inspiring people, that incredible network…

Student Volunteering

Next week will see the 11th annual Student Volunteering Week where students and workers across the UK will be celebrating and promoting the brilliance of student volunteering. This week has been the most important part of my calendar since I first attended the Student Volunteering Conference back in 2007 and this year is the first time since then I won’t be involved…

So I am somewhat making myself involved and you can be involved too, as a charity, student, business or like me, as an ambassador for Student Volunteering Week 2012

Thousands of students across the country volunteer in their local communities and all over the world alongside their studies throughout the year, but this week gives us a chance to stop and think about all they have achieved, whilst also encouraging more students to get involved.

Student volunteers in Plymouth with the Mayor*

So what is happening and how can you get involved with this wonderful week?

  • If you know a brilliant student volunteer nominate them for the Matt Spencer Award (DEADLINE TOMORROW 14th FEBRUARY). This is such a brilliant award in memory of Matt Spencer an inspirational student volunteer and will be a huge honour to the student who receives it.
  • See what events are happening in your local area. There is a list of many of them on the Volunteering England website and most universities and colleges around the country will be doing something during the week.
  • Talk about it – make sure people know about the week, shout it from the hill tops, blog about it, tell all how fab student volunteers are.
  • VOLUNTEER – even if you aren’t a student get out there and do some volunteering, though the week is focused around student volunteers, we always want to encourage more people to volunteer and create more action in our communities.
  • Check out all the fab things Student Hubs are up to supporting student volunteers and updates from last week’s brilliant Student Impact Conference.
Student volunteering beach clean up*

I may not be as closely involved as past years with National Student Volunteering Week but I am still shouting from the roof tops … or at least from my blog, twitter and all that…




*Thank you to Brian Fichardo (a fab student volunteer) for use of his photos

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