Student Volunteering Week 2021 runs from 8th – 14th February. This is the 20th year that Student Volunteering Week is taking place. Student Volunteering Week celebrates student volunteering in the following ways:
- Improves student wellbeing
- Develops students’ employability
- Contributes positively to the wider and local community life
This is a unique week-long opportunity where the whole of the country will be getting involved. We hope to use this time to promote student volunteering and share your volunteering opportunities and celebrate and say Thank You to your existing student volunteers. We encourage you also to think how you could celebrate Student Volunteering Week in 2021, despite our current lockdown.
With your help, Cumbria CVS would like to raise the profile of Student Volunteers’ Week 2021 online in Cumbria.
Please email any volunteering posters which we will share on social media during the week to encourage students to volunteer. Perhaps you have some virtual roles that students may be able to help with? For example Volunteering roles could include social media, video editing, creating posters or graphics, online support, admin, telephone support, etc!
You can also help by emailing any pictures of your student volunteers so we can say thank you to your students on social! Please remember to ask their permission and include their name and which organisation they represent so we can then share throughout Student Volunteering Week.
Cumbria CVS would also like to showcase a range of Student Volunteer Case Studies throughout the week on social media. We would really appreciate your help in sharing the attached Volunteer Case Study template with any of your existing volunteers that are students. We would love to share their case study and explain more about their volunteering role and the benefits of being a Volunteer to encourage more students to volunteer. Cumbria CVS is also interested in showcasing digital student volunteer case studies on social media, if they are willing to be filmed for 2-3 minutes.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with case studies, volunteering posters or if students are happy to be recorded in a short video please let me know by 4 February 2021.
This allows sufficient time for all publicity to be ready in time for Student Volunteering Week. #studentvolunteeringweek
Cumbria CVS is hosting an online event with the University of Cumbria Students Union on 10 February to encourage more students to volunteer and to celebrate Student Volunteering Week. With your help we can share Student Volunteer case studies and details of local volunteering opportunities. We are also hoping to create some digital videos with students about informal volunteering and how they can make a difference in their community and inspire other students to volunteer!
Here are some ideas of what your organisation could do to celebrate Student Volunteering Week:
- Running an online volunteering event to recruit new volunteers
- Host a pledge campaign through the week getting students to submit pledges/photos answering the question ‘I pledge/promise to love my community by…’
- Hold training or information sessions for students on skills development or volunteering that they may be able to get involved in after the pandemic.
- Say thank you to your existing student volunteers on social media, newsletter, website, emails, sending thank you cards, etc.
- Share Student Volunteer Case studies in local media and your social media to encourage more students to volunteer.
We hope together we can celebrate Student Volunteering Week in Cumbria!
If you have any questions or if I can help further, as always please do contact me on 01768 800350 or email: email@example.com
Telephone: 01768 800350