Care about the environment? Want to make a difference to the lives of young people? Whatever you’re passionate about, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer at Warwick!
Giving your time for free by getting involved in a volunteering project is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and help the community. The University and the SU both have a wide range of opportunities, so there is bound to be something to suit you.
With so many opportunities to choose from, check out Warwick Volunteers’ ‘Where to start?’ guide for some great tips on where to begin.
Warwick Inspire is a student led volunteer programme and SU society which allows students the opportunity to plan and deliver lessons to local secondary school pupils regarding Higher Education. Most importantly, volunteering for Warwick Inspire will allow you to increase the aspirations and understanding of Higher Education for these children. You will be at the forefront of the fight against educational inequality on the basis of socio-economic status.
SU society Warwick STAR run the STAR Conversation Club designed to teach refugees and asylum seekers English in a fun and informal way. It aims to improve their fluency, teach them life skills and help them integrate into the community. Volunteering is flexible and volunteers are free to join as few or as many session as they want. Sessions are held during term time, every Wednesday (9:30-12:30) at the Muslim Resources Centre in Coventry and Thursday (15:30-17:30) at the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre.
Student volunteers help run the SU’s Advice Centre Reception. The main responsibilities include welcoming people who come into the Advice Centre, making appointments for students to see a member of the Advice Centre team, answering the telephone and helping with administrative duties. Normal working hours are at least 1-2 hours a week during term-time.
The Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility for the financial matters and financial procedures of Warwick Students’ Union. It must accept ultimate responsibility for giving firm strategic direction to the Union, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-governed, and delivering the objectives for which it has been set up. Check here to find out whether the SU is currently looking for a student trustee.
There are a wide range of volunteering projects available through Warwick Volunteers. Use their project search tool to find something to suit your interests and availability. If you’re looking for a less long-term commitment, Warwick Volunteers also have a One-Off Volunteering Mailing List which you can sign up to.
If you have a volunteering opportunity you would like to be included on this webpage, please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org