Woolly Matters brings together a group of individuals who have a passion for knitting and helping support others.
It is a great place to learn a new skill (or develop your talents) while relaxing and meeting new people. Each semester items are donated to those in need and sold to raise funds for local charities.
A volunteer delivering knitted goods to Trinity Homeless Shelter!
Sessions take place every week for an hour but are flexible - we have a group of dedicated regular knitters but don't worry if you can't make every week. We welcome all university students to apply, whatever your skills, interests and accessibility needs may be. Throughout the year we also run stalls selling knitted items to raise money for local charities and each month we run a knitting workshop at Brendoncare with the elderly residents!
Volunteering for Winchester Hub is super social; we organise our volunteers into teams so this is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, and why not sign up with a friend?
Woolly Matters is committed to being an inclusive project, and encourages all students to get involved. We can make reasonable adjustments to our activities on a case-by-case basis. Please read our safe space policy here.
We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including if you want to disclose a disability or special educational needs, please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
Email us at email@example.com if you have any questions. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our student co-ordinators!
This programme is a HEAR accredited opportunity. The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) gives you a single record of your university achievements. This includes your academic and any extra roles you have done such as: - Volunteering - Student Union-related jobs or tasks - Prizes you have received, as well as your module marks and your final Degree result
The HEAR provides a framework for students to collate their experiences and provides a formal, verified document will help you to maximise your job prospects. There are all kinds of exciting things to get involved with. Please see the HEAR activities and achievements page for more detail.