Student Volunteering Week - 8-14 February

3 February 2021

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Ever thought about volunteering but don’t know how to go about it? The Oxford Brookes Volunteer Centre is proud to be supporting Student Volunteering Week 2021. Running from 8-14 February, it’s a time to celebrate student volunteering. Not only can it improve your wellbeing, it’s also a great way to develop your employability and make a positive difference to people locally or further afield.

On Monday 8 February at 1.00pm, Careers are running an online workshop Volunteering - how to stand out from the crowd. Find out the what, why and how of volunteering and how it boosts your work experience. It also covers microvolunteering which allows you to get involved in easy convenient ways, even from home. Gain some practical tips too on writing for employers about your volunteering experience.

Insight into the charity sector with Cancer Research UK is happening on Wednesday 10 February at 12:30pm. Here Lucy Dennis, Fundraising Manager at Cancer Research UK, will share her story from student to volunteer and into the charity sector. Lucy will cover top tips for progression into charity work as well as volunteering opportunities that help you gain vital experience.

On Thursday 11 February at 1pm, join the Oxford Nightline - Student Support Volunteering Opportunities webinar. Oxford Nightline is a listening, support and information service run for and by students at Oxford Brookes and the University of Oxford. Volunteers don’t give callers advice or tell them what to do — they just listen and talk about whatever the caller wants, big or small. This webinar will discuss the roles and opportunities available if you’d like to get involved.

The week will also see a volunteering focus on the @BrookesCareers Instagram and Twitter pages and we'd love to see students take part. We’ll be promoting a volunteering opportunity every day under the hashtags #BrookesVolunteers #svw #svw21