Volunteering Week




National Student Volunteering Week is a fantastic opportunity for students to boost their skills, get involved and make a difference. It’s not only a great occasion to give and learn, but also to celebrate all the time and work you have put into volunteering!

Between the 8th and 12th of February choose to get involved in our wide range of activities such as First Aid Training and British Sign Language Workshop, help tackle isolation amongst older people through our Post Pal opportunity and celebrate SVW through our virtual social!

Find out more about all our activities and book your place below.

British Sign Language Taster Workshop

Developing skills in BSL is so much more than an important ‘gesture’. Take an active stand in contributing to an inclusive environment for friends, colleagues and strangers.

Join this session to learn about deaf awareness, the BSL alphabet and numbers, as well as some greetings and other various signs. This is a free to join workshop, delivered by professionals Deaf Tutor Maddie and Director Julie from Sign It Hear.

Book your place here (Monday workshop) or here  (Tuesday workshop).

Adults First Aid training

How confident would you be in an emergency? Take part in this first aid session delivered by the British Red Cross and make sure you are always ready to act. 

This is an interactive workshop, run by an experienced British Red Cross educator, where you will tackle four first aid skills and have the opportunity to ask questions. The aim is to build confidence so you can help someone in a first aid emergency, using everyday objects that you have around you.

Book your place here.

Post-Pal: Spread some love!

The spread of the Coronavirus has massively affected care homes across the UK, with residents feeling more isolated than usual. Join us in spreading some love, just in time for Valentine’s Day by making and sending a card to a resident of the Four Seasons Health Care Home in Sunderland and help tackle loneliness and isolation amongst older people.

*Materials will be provided*

Book your place here.

Leadership - Skills Academy

Join this session to find out the kind of leader you are, while learning theory & top tips about how to be an effective leader.

We’ll discuss the key qualities of great leadership, and how you can implement these qualities into your current, and future leadership roles.

Book your place here.

Micro Volunteering Workshop: Become a stronger ally

Micro-volunteering session – have fun…with an impact - Join this session to find out how you can support a cause from the comfort of your own home – today or every day!

To celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month, this session will focus on how you can enhance your allyship to the LGBT community!

Book your place here.

Office 365 demystified - Skills Academy

Join this session to get all your questions on Office 365 answered and to learn how you can maximise it as a student. 

Book your place here.

Social Media Tricks and Tips - Skills Academy

With a focus on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, this session will help you get the most of social media. Whether it's promotion for your society, connecting with academic colleagues,   or marketing yourself on LinkedIn - this session is for you.

Book your place here.

Volunteers Thank You Celebration

We couldn’t be more thankful to have such amazing volunteers on our team and what better occasion to say thank you than Student Volunteering Week!

To celebrate all your achievements and activities including from SVW, you are invited to a friendly social to say thank you, merci, danke, gracias! Funs, games and surprises – all included.

Book your place here.