Why not lend a hand?

This year the annual national Student Volunteering Week starts on Monday 10 February and will take us through to Sunday 16 February. Universities and students' unions all over the country will be taking part in Student Volunteering Week to encourage volunteering, highlight the benefits and introduce different opportunities for students to develop their skills and positively contribute to the local community.

This year we have decided that Student Volunteering Week and Give it a Go 2.0 will fall on the same week to encourage more students to get involved with trying new things and to provide you with plenty of options!

There are many different opportunities to look out for during Student Volunteering Week which are all short-term or micro volunteering opportunities which fit in perfectly around your busy University schedules and social lives.


Smile Campaign
Monday 10 February, 7:30-9am
Smile Campaign is an annual volunteering campaign we run to count how many smiles you can get from the community while handing out Fairtrade flapjacks and bananas. Volunteers started off the week with a 7am start for the campaign, which aims to spread the Fairtrade message, along with smiles around High Wycombe town centre. Check out how many smiles we got last year in our Smile Campaign video! 


Positivity Cards
Tuesday 11 February, Uxbridge Campus, noon-2pm
Friday 14 February, High Wycombe Campus, 11am-1pm
Want a micro volunteering opportunity that is perfect in between lectures? Positivity cards is the perfect way to get involved and show appreciation and spread positivity to lecturers, friends or loved ones. Everything will be provided for.


Fairtrade Coffee Tasting Session
Tuesday 11 February, 4pm (room TBA)
Come along to taste a range of different coffees and learn a bit more about Fairtrade. This coffee tasting session is in collaboration with Bewleys.


Fairtrade Breakfast
Wednesday 12 February, Study Lounge, High Wycombe Campus, 9-11am
This free breakfast is a great way to find out all about Fairtrade and find your favourite breakfast alternatives.


One Can Trust
Wednesday 12 February, 11.30am-1.30pm
One can trust is a food bank that we have partnership with. This community volunteering opportunity is a great way to give back to the community and help those in need.


Green Thursday
Thursday 13 February
This conservation volunteering opportunity is in collaboration with Chiltern Rangers and is perfect if you would like get stuck into nature and help make the community a little greener.


Brighton Beach Clean
Saturday 15 February, 9am-5pm
With last years successful beach clean we are returning to Brighton! So come along and help to clean up Brighton Beach and get the chance to explore Brighton. This opportunity is currently sold out but head over to the What’s On page to be put on the waiting list now.