Since 20 February, Community Action has been marking National Volunteering Week with a range of special events including supporting local school children with gardening tasks and working with the National Trust to help with the management and conservation of Runnymede Forest plus many more.

On Wednesday 22 February, volunteer and final year Psychology student Kat even took over the Instagram account of local newspaper Surrey Matters to give a behind-the-scenes snapshot into volunteering at Royal Holloway.

This is one of the snaps she shared, which shows members' of our Swimming Club taking a break from removing invasive species Larch from a local forest.

National Volunteering Week, which is hosted by UK universities, aims to showcase student social action within the local community and wider society. The week continues until Sunday 26 February.

We have a very active volunteering community at Royal Holloway, with more than 2,000 students currently registered with Community Action. Our volunteers all gain points for their Passport Awards, which is a great way to mark your extra-curricular activities. It also looks good on your CV!

Our volunterering community, who make a difference with all their projects, is just one of the many reasons why you should study here!