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Student Volunteering Week



Student Volunteering Week creates a wave of volunteering across the UK, with students serving their local communities to make a positive difference and have fun. This national event showcases students giving back to their communities.

Royal Holloway has been involved in Student Volunteering Week for 10 years, and this year we are bringing you a range of amazing activities all week. 

Any volunteering that takes place during Student Volunteering Week will get you double passport points when recorded using our online form! 


From Monday 11 February we are launching the #RHpartnerhunt competition! If volunteers take a picture of themselves outside the building of one of our community partners, or while they are volunteering with them, they can tag the picture with #RHpartnerhunt on Instagram to be entered into a prize draw for a £20 gift voucher! Multiple selfie entries can be made, but must feature different partners.

Participants must be current students at Royal Holloway University, and pictures must be taken from 11-17 February to be valid entries. Remember you can find us on Instagram at @royal_holloway_volunteering

Monday 11 February- Social Action Day

Meet the Social Action projects 

Come to the Davison Building Foyer from 10am-5pm to meet students leading our Social Action projects. If you are interested in teaching English to refugees, running tea parties for the elderly, conservation in the local woodlands or international cooking clubs for children, this is the place to be! 

Be part of our official SVW photo! 

At 3pm on Founder's Square we are organising an official Student Volunteering Week photo. Join us to form a giant "SVW" made entirely from volunteers. Find more information on our Facebook event. 

Tuesday 12 February- Volunteering Abroad 

Volunteer Abroad in the Summer 

Challenges Abroad are a national charity that fun amazing volunteering opportunities all over the world. They are currently recruiting for their challenges in India, Thailand, Peru and Cambodia. To find more about them, come and say hello in the Davison foyer from 10am-4pm. 

"The Love Your Give" Orphanage Volunteer Film Screening 

At 6pm we will be screening "The Love Your Give" in the Shilling Building Lecture Theatre. The film shows the untold stories of orphanages, a system that’s harming the very children we believe it protects, and how you can choose to be part of the solution. The film showcases the movement already in place in all countries to move away from using orphanages towards strengthening families and communities to prevent children from being separated from their families. Find more information on our Facebook event. 

Wednesday 13 February- Sports Volunteering 

Pop-up stall at the Sports Centre 

To highlight the Sports Volunteering strand of our activity, we will have a stand at the Sports Centre for you to come and discuss different sport related opportunities. We are also looking at getting a community partner in to talk to volunteers, so be sure to watch this space. 

Thursday 14 February- Community Action 

Volunteers' Forum 

If you have volunteered with a community partner this year, we want to hear from you! Our first every Volunteers' Forum is a chance to get your voice heard. The Volunteers' Forum will take place as 2pm Thursday 14 February in the Moore Building seminar room 02/03. Email us if you are interested.  Find more information on our Facebook event. 

Community Partners in the Davison Building 

A number of our community partners will have a stand in the Davison building, so if you want to find some great opportunities to volunteer in the local area then this is the place to be! 

Friday 15 February- Community Research 

Community Research Hub @ The Lit 

Are you interested in using your research skills to benefit the local community? Come down the official opening of Community Research @ The Lit in Egham town. This will be a great chance to find out about the local community partners looking for support, as well as the ways you can get involved! The official opening will take place at 1.30pm on Friday 15 February at Egham Museum. Email us if you would like to attend. Find more information on our Facebook event. 


Student Leader Roles 

Remember that recruitment for our Student Leader roles are currently open. If you want an exciting and engaging opportunity that makes a genuine difference, this might be your chance! All of our roles include training and you can find more information and apply online. 



Further details on national SVW initiative.

This initiative is supported by national Student Volunteering Week.