11 Feb 2019
Students: want to do your bit to give back?
This week (11-19 February) is National Student Volunteering Week.
So, if you have some spare time this semester, why not put this to good use and do your bit by giving back and volunteering through LSU Action?
Action is the community volunteering section of Loughborough Students’ Union, and they offer a large and diverse range of volunteering opportunities that you can get involved in.
From dog walking to working with nursery children, to cooking up a meal for those in the community, and even the chance to volunteer overseas in countries such as Haiti and India, there is something for everyone.
Not only does volunteering help others, but it also benefits you too – you can meet new people, make friends along the way and develop skills that will make your job application stand out from the rest.
Depending on how much time you have available and the projects you are interested in, you can choose to dedicate time on Wednesday afternoons, at the weekends or be as flexible as you like by contributing a few hours every now and then.
If you’re particularly interested in sports-based volunteering, check out the University’s Coach and Volunteer Academy (CVA) – they offer a number of strands which can aid both your personal and professional development.
LSU Action will be hosting their own dedicated Volunteer Week for students from 11-17 March; keep an eye out on their webpages and social media channels to find out more about all the different projects that will be going on throughout the week.
Staff members at the University can get involved too – did you know you are entitled to apply for up to one working day of paid absence to undertake volunteering each year? More information can be found on the Human Resource webpages.
For more information on how to get involved in volunteering, email ActionEO@lsu.co.uk, call 01509 635041 or visit the Action Office (located upstairs in the LSU Building).