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Come to the Volunteer Fair as part of Student Volunteer Week this February

Student Volunteer Week 2024 logo 12-18 February

As part of this year's Student Volunteering Week, the Careers Team are holding a Volunteer Fair on 15 February where students can find out about current opportunities available and meet local organisations and community groups.

  • When: Thursday 15 February between 12 noon and 2pm
  • Where: Ground floor Harrison Library, Ambika Paul Building, City Campus 

Organisations who have already registered for the fair include, The Way Youth Zone, Compton Care, West Midlands Police, Wildside Activity Centre, Mentor Link, Citizens Advice Sandwell and Walsall plus many more...

Student Volunteering Week takes place from 12 to 18 February 2024, and is a national celebration of the amazing work that our student volunteers do in the community, as well as an opportunity to encourage students to volunteer and help their local communities.

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.

Anne-Marie Harrison, Workplace Volunteer Coordinator says: "Volunteering is an excellent way to help you make the most of your university experience even if you only have a few hours spare each week."

The benefits of volunteering and how it can help you in your career planning include:

  • Developing new and existing skills
  • Gaining relevant experience
  • Networking by meeting new people and making friends
  • Accessing training
  • Making a positive impact on your local community.

To find out more about volunteering opportunities you can get involved in, visit or contact or call: 01902 323 400.

 Share your volunteering story! 

We invite you to actively engage in opportunities that not only enrich your academic journey but also contribute to your personal growth and employability.

Share your volunteering stories: We believe in the power of community and the impact of volunteering. If you've been involved in any volunteering activities, we encourage you to share your experiences with us. Your stories could highlight the positive effects on employability, community, or personal development. Your journey could inspire others and showcase the incredible impact students can make beyond the classroom.

The employability edge: Volunteering isn't just about giving back; it's an investment in your future. Many employers value the skills and experiences gained through volunteering. Your stories could be a testament to the employability edge that comes with being an active, engaged member of both campus and community.

Make a difference: Whether it's through mentoring, community service, or other initiatives, your contributions matter. Let's celebrate the collective impact of our student body and inspire others to join the movement.

How to share: Submit your volunteering experiences by 15 March 2024 through Your stories may be featured in upcoming publications, and selected stories may even be spotlighted on our official channels.  

For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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