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Student Volunteering Week 2017.

Let’s weigh it up - the things you get out of doing good can do great things for your career, your connections and your community. Plus you get a kick out of giving back and making a difference, and that’s pretty good.

Pop along to our events throughout the week to explore how volunteering can not just help others, but help you.

Monday 20 February

Student Volunteering with St John Ambulance
Student Volunteers in St John Ambulance study anything from Fine Art to Engineering during the day, but by night volunteer their time at events from Fruity to the London Marathon. Come along to find out about who we are, and take part in our CPR lessons throughout the day so you can brush up your First Aid skills.
LUU Foyer, 11am – 6pm.

Roof Garden Volunteer Session
Come along to volunteer on LUU’s blossoming roof garden. Whether you’re a total novice or a budding gardener, everyone is welcome to pop by to get out their green fingers.
LUU Roof Garden, Level 2, 12pm – 2pm.

Theatre Outreach & Education Society
Come and get a feel for the only volunteering theatre society at the University. This Give it a Go will be a chilled session with open discussion of ideas for the term and an opportunity to get creative.
LUU Room 5, 3:30pm – 4:30pm.
Wheelchair friendly.

Leeds Action: Why You Should Volunteer in the Local Community at University
Find out how volunteering can improve your career prospects, help you make the most of your time at university and support you in making a difference in the local community. Action runs projects with children and the elderly in Leeds. From a salsa night in a care home to playing laser quest with young carers, there’s something for everyone to get involved with.
LUU Room 5, 5 – 6pm.

Tuesday 21 February

Leeds RAG Board Games Drop-In
Interested in getting involved with Leeds RAG? Pop along to our drop-in session for a chance to meet the committee, have a brew, play some games and find out about the exciting opportunities you could get involved with.
LUU Room 4, 12pm – 2pm.


Wednesday 22 February

Spring Volunteering Fair
Whether you’re interested in wildlife and conservation or working with vulnerable adults, there are loads of roles on offer at our Spring Volunteering Fair. We’ll have guest such as Cancer Research UK, Oxfam GB and Leeds City Council’s Arts Development Team as well as many smaller local charities and LUU Volunteering Societies. For a full list of organisations attending please visit
Riley Smith Theatre, 11am – 3pm.

Societies Into Schools Information Session
Share your passion to educate and inspire the next generation of students. Leeds University Union and the University’s studentsintoschools team join forces to provide societies with more information, contacts and training to develop sustainable projects in local schools.
LUU Room 6, 12 – 1pm.

Sustainable Garden Volunteer Session
Come along to our weekly volunteer session in the Sustainable Garden (by Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre, University of Leeds Campus). There’s always some produce for volunteers to take home and lots of opportunities to ask questions, learn new skills, share ideas and get stuck in to growing tasty organic vegetables. As we’ll be outside, wear warm waterproof clothes and decent shoes, plus bring a bag or container to take home any produce.
Outside Roger Stevens Lecture
Theatre, 2 – 4pm.

LUU Music Impact in the Community Workshop
An interactive session to learn about what we do and how you can get involved in our upcoming projects and fundraisers.
LUU Room 4, 5pm – 6pm.


Thursday 23 Feb

Working for a Charity: A Talk from East African Playgrounds
Thinking about working for a charity after you graduate? Find out what it’s really like as a representative from East African Playgrounds explains how a charity runs, the roles available and how you could set up your own.
LUU Room 4, 3 – 4pm.

Time to Shine: Looking at Social Isolation & Loneliness in Leeds
Come and find out about the lottery funded Time to Shine project and their work with lonely and socially isolated older people across Leeds. Explore what we mean by social isolation and loneliness as well as reviewing key data gathered from Leeds older residents. This is also a chance to take part and learn more about the projects and the volunteer opportunities available.
LUU Room 5, 3pm – 5pm.

Homed Speakers Event & Hostel Training
Do you want to improve your knowledge of the issue of homelessness? Do you want to become a volunteer and help out with hostel visits? Come along to this event to find out more about homelessness and about how you can become involved with our society and make a difference.
Baines Wing SR 1.13, 6pm – 7pm.

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