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Student-Led Volunteering Areas

Our student-led volunteering group manage a number of projects, working across a variety of areas. Examples of previous projects are provided below.

Kids Area

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This is a project for disadvantaged children aged 5 – 11 years providing children with the opportunity to take part in fun activities that they may not otherwise be able to do such as Bowling and Big Fun.
When: Wednesday afternoons during term-time

Pet Pals
A brand new project that will take dogs into schools with autistic children to help them build social and communication skills.

Tiny Hands Big Opportunities
A brand new project working with younger children aged from 5-7 from low income families.

Older People Area

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The project runs in St Marys Care home on Chanterlands avenue . Volunteers help plan and run fun activities and develop a friendship with the residents in one to one befriending sessions.
When: Volunteering times are flexible.

Disabilities Area

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This is a social project for adults aged 25 years and over with learning disabilities. The participants get to mix with a variety of different people; build their confidence and enjoy activities in a safe, supported environment.

When: Trekkers runs on Wednesday evenings during university term-time.

Education Area

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Primary Reading Project
This project takes place at St Nicholas primary school on Cottingham Road (ten minute walk from the University). Volunteers go into the school once a week for a morning or afternoon to hear the children read.
When: To be arranged with your Project Co-ordinator

Secondary Support Project
Volunteers on this project offer classroom support at a local secondary school. Volunteering takes place during the university term-time.
When: To be arranged with your Project Co-ordinator

A new project that works with secondary schools to run sessions on sexual health and awareness.

Open Minds
A new project that works with secondary schools to run sessions on mental health awareness.

Green Space

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Off Campus

We have a range of off-campus conservation projects for you to get involved in sometimes joining forces with organisations such as Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Activities are varied and range from general clearing up to encouraging wildlife and helping raise awareness of green issues within the local community.


Other new projects you can join this semester


Friends of Joshua’s Light
A project working to raise awareness of the effects of bullying by travelling around University and schools and how to tackle the problem and mental health issues arising from bullying.

Appropriate adults
A project working with the police on Clough road to provide a service to vulnerable children or adults held in custody at Clough road.

Student-Led Volunteering

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01482 466295

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