Student Volunteering Week
Student Volunteering Week 2022 will be marking its 21st anniversary this year and it is a celebration of all the volunteering done by students across the UK since the annual event began in 2001.
This year, the week will be taking place from 7 – 13 February and in the middle of that, in Coventry, we will be hosting our own series of events including our Volunteering Fair on 11 February.
Student Volunteering Week celebrates student volunteering and the positive effect it has on students who contribute to one or more events.
As well as improving a student’s wellbeing, volunteering develops employability prospects and the work they do contributes to the wider and local community life.
Student Volunteering Week is all about giving you the chance to get involved and celebrate some of the fantastic volunteering that you have all been a part of and we are proud of the work that our students continue to do all year round.
Coffee and Meet
Come along to meet us on Monday 7th February - 11am - 1pm. This event is free to attend and there will also be complimentary refreshments available. This session is a great chance to meet the team, find out about our Volunteering opportunities, and have a chance to meet new people.
I Want to Volunteer Taster Day
On Wednesday 9th February, 11.30am - 3pm we will be supporting the local Foodbank to sort donations into parcels ready to distribute into the local community. Volunteers are the driving force behind foodbanks and you will be making a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.
In this session you will be donating your time to a valuable cause, have a chance to meet new and like-minded students and develop transferable skills which can help you in your future chosen career! .
Please pre-register your interest below for this activity.
We are also hoping to hold a Volunteering Fair on Friday 11th February, with organisations coming onto campus to promote opportunities that you are able to get involved with. Register below to receive updates.
The Leadership Award
The CUSU Leadership Award recognises your involvement and activities within extracurricular activities whilst studying at Coventry University.
If you've taken part in any volunteering, whether with one of our community partners, as an officer, rep, or committee member, or an opportunity you've found yourself, you are eligible for the Leadership Award.
What is Student Volunteering Week? (SVW)
Student Volunteering Week is a nation-wide event that takes place each year to celebrate student volunteers across the country and encourage as many people as possible to get into volunteering.
Volunteering has many benefits for both yourself and your local community. Our volunteers at CUSU give help and support to local organisations, achieving things that just wouldn’t be possible without them, all while developing transferable skills that will really make their CVs stand out.