It is week two of London Student Volunteering Fortnight, two weeks of volunteer events which take place across the city for students from many London universities. Throughout the fortnight students will be helping local communities, whilst also bonding with fellow students they wouldn’t normally have the chance to meet. Events have ranged from tidying up Islington Arts Factory to rhododendron clearing in Kingston. London Student Volunteering Fortnight has been running since 2008 and is growing year on year.
We think student volunteers are brilliant, with their varied skills, often large amounts of free time and enthusiasm for supporting the communities they are living in. We don’t want to miss out on all these amazing secret skills and motivations so are looking forward to helping more students around Islington get involved in improving our borough.
We were recently at the City University Volunteering Fair where we had over 50 students sign up to Here To. We were promoting a selection of volunteering roles, including support for events at Platform and Lift Youth Hubs and The Sobell Leisure Centre and Gurus for Here To!
You can find out more information about the different roles by clicking on the links above, we are always looking new people to help out, so see if the skills or motivations match yours and get in touch to sign up.
We already have our first Guru signed up from City University, who will soon be writing a blog about how he will be supporting Here To and charities and community groups across Islington.
If you are a student and want to get involved please do get in touch.