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Warwick Volunteers

Volunteer

Giving back to the local community

Helping schools, young people, the environment, justice and human rights, adults and events

Over 2,000 students and members of staff here at Warwick donate more than 20,000 hours of their time each year to local schools, community groups and charities. Warwick's involvement in volunteering shows that both staff and students believe the University should be having a positive impact in the communities of Coventry and Warwickshire.

As well as helping many people in the local community, volunteering also gives students the chance to learn from project management and leadership roles. Students have the opportunity to set up their own projects and share their skills and expertise with the local community. Our students' enthusiasm to help in the local community, and the ability to provide them with the chance to do so, are what helps to shape our graduates. By giving a gift today, you could help volunteers to spend more time working with projects in the local community.

How your donation could help those in the local community

  • £10 provides materials for a craft workshop for 20 people who have dementia
  • £25 enables a student tutor to provide 10 sessions of classroom support for up to 20 pupils, raising attainment and aspiration
  • £50 provides the materials for a 'team challenge' where a society or sports club may paint a mural in a local school or create a community garden
  • £150 provides the average annual budget for a student-led project, from running a weekly drama group at a local youth club to running a community event celebrating cultural diversity
  • £250 funds one minibus to take 12 children on the Kidz Kamp residential holiday
  • £1000 funds the 'Big Challenge', Warwick Volunteers' annual challenge, in conjunction with Coventry University, where 100 volunteers tackle up to 5 challenges, such as conservation work in local nature reserves or decorating a community hall

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