It’s Student Volunteering Week!

Monday 22-02-2016 - 11:00

This week is Student Volunteering Week. The fixture, now in its incredible 15th year, is part of a national campaign run by NUS and Student Hubs aiming to raise awareness of the value of student volunteering.

Throughout this week we’ll be celebrating the huge contribution that student volunteers make in their local communities in their spare time.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening during Student Volunteering Week 2016…

Monday 22 February

Today, we’ll be announcing the winner of this year’s Student Volunteer of the Year award at City Hall, London during the Student Volunteering Week celebration event. Ahead of the announcement, you can read about the five shortlisted students here.

We will also be launching NUS’ Vice President (Union Development) Richard Brooks’ new ‘Prove Me Wrong’ campaign during the day.

Tuesday 23 February

On Tuesday there will be an APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) meeting on student volunteering in Parliament chaired by Paul Blomfield MP.

The meeting – ‘The Big (Student) Society: student opportunities, social action and barriers to volunteering at university’ will also feature a Discussion led by Kerri Hall (Step up to Serve), Georgia Price (Student Hubs) and Richard Brooks.

Throughout the week (22-28 February)

Volunteering teams in colleges and universities across the UK have organised special Student Volunteering Week activities*. You can find information about what’s going on throughout the week at

Richard Brooks will also be visiting students’ unions during the week and getting involved with their volunteering projects.

There’s also loads more happening throughout the week so make sure you keep an eye on social media for more articles and activities about Student Volunteering Week be following @StudentVolWeek and the #SVW2016 hashtag.

We also want to know why you volunteer and why it’s important to you –tweet us using #IVolunteerBecause to let us know!



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