Looking to try something new? Want to get involved in voluneering but find it hard to make a regular commitment? This option is for you!
What is Give It a Go?
We organise monthly volunteering opportunities in the local community, from painting a mural to organising a read-a-thon in the local library. It's really easy to get involved - sign up to register your interest and we will let you know what events we have coming up!
We look forward to volunteering with you soon!!
What did we do last year?
We just successfully ran a project at Stanmore Primary School renovating their outside pond and wildlife area! Check out the feedback on their website here. Here's what a teacher at the school had to say - "Thanks again for all your help. The area is looking great and we are now setting up the gardening club to help maintain it!" - Mr Quincey.
We also helped at the Autumn Feast at the Carroll Centre, attempting to fight elderly isolation through dance and good company! Here's our feedback - "Many many many thanks to all the students that turned up on Sunday they were stars. The event exceeded our expectations and everyone loved it!".
Over the Christmas period we ran several different events including; Project Postcard: Christmas Edition - Around 40 students came and made Christmas Postcards for those who would be isolated this festive season. We hand delivered over 100 postcards to patients at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital who would be staying there over Christmas.
We put up Christmas decorations at Godson House on a dark and wintery December afternoon, we spread some colourful festive cheer in the common room of the sheltered housing estate. Lots of fun and mince pies were had!
After Christmas we were involved in the fantastic Stanmore Action Day in February as part of Student Volunteering Week, where over 30 students came out to help. We also ran the Random Acts of Kindness Challenge and an environmental clean up project on campus with Liz Harris from the University's environmental team.
Just before Easter we hosted musicians at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, playing old-school music for the patients in residence there. This was a great success with one gentleman in particular getting involved with the guitarist! We then ran the Postcard project again as an Easter Edition which was very well received by residents in the Valley in Stanmore. We combined this with a community garden clean up there to close out the year!
Volunteering with Give It A Go is flexible around you!
Winchester Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to volunteering projects and other activities on a case-by-case basis.
We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
This project takes place around Winchester City Centre! However, if reasonable adjustments require you take an alternative form of transport, we reimburse all Winchester Hub volunteers' travel expenses.