Woolly Matters

Woolly Matters brings together a group of individuals who have a passion for knitting and crochet to make items to donate to local causes.

Informaton icon Woolly Matters brings together a group of individuals who have a passion for knitting and crochet to make items to donate to local causes.

Location icon SAB 202

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Winchester Hub will no longer be facilitating volunteering and is in the process of wrapping up operations with an aim to fully close by the end of September. Please see our joint statement with the University of Winchester. If you wish to register for our celebration event in September please see our Eventbrite page. If you are a partner who wishes to work with Student Hubs please see the main Student Hubs website. If you are a University of Winchester student who wishes to volunteer please contact the volunteering team at the university. volunteering@winchester.ac.uk Thank you for all your support

Winchester Hub are following goverment guidance and making volunteering COVID safe. Read our COVID guidance. We also operate under a safe space policy which ensures our opportunities are welcoming to all and reinforces our zero tolerance for any forms of discrimination, bullying and/or harassment.

Woolly Matters brings together everyone from knitting rookies and expert crocheters together to socialise, knit and do good!

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.

Woolly Matters volunteer delivering goods

A volunteer delivering knitted goods to Trinity Homeless Shelter!

Volunteering commitment

Sessions take place every week for an hour but are flexible - we have a group of dedicated regular knitter/crocheters 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 one off crafting events in the community and stalls to sell our knitted goods.

Volunteer with a friend?

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?


All travel and equipment expenses are reimbursed. Winchester Hub is committed to being an inclusive charity, and encourages all students to get involved. We can make reasonable adjustments to our activities on a case-by-case basis. This could be wheelchair access, visual and/or audio adjustments, and flexibility of the programme.

To have a conversation about a particular accessibility need, including if you want to disclose a disability or additional educational need, please do get in touch with Liz at hello@winchesterhub.org.

Got Questions? Get in touch!

Email us at hello@winchesterhug.org if you have any questions. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our student co-ordinators!

Louise & Gina (Woolly Matters)

Higher Education Achievement Report

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.

You can also check out any other projects, such as Schools Plus, over on our What's On page!