Woolly Matters

Woolly Matters brings together a group of individuals who have a passion for knitting and helping support others.

Informaton icon Woolly Matters brings together a group of individuals who have a passion for knitting and helping support others.

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Click "Apply" to join Woolly Matters 2021-22.

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!

Winchester Hub are following goverment guidance and making volunteering COVID safe. Read our COVID safe guidance. To keep up to date with our opportunities, sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Volunteering commitment

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!

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?

Accessibility

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 hello@winchesterhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.

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!

To the left is a circle with a picture of the Winchester Hub Woolly Matters co-ordinator making a peace sign and smiling at the camera. To the write is text that reads "Gina Starkie, Woolly Matters Co-ordinator" in black text. Below is an email "gina.woollymatters@winchesterhub.org". Underneath that is text that reads "Hello! I'm Gina and I'm the co-coordinator of Woolly Matters with Louise, with a focus on the crochet side. I'm also a 2nd year English Literature student as I love to read and explore the arts, which led me to join WM in my first year, and it has continued to calm and inspire me since then!" To the left is a circular image of a female student with dark brown hair smiling at the camera, her head resting on one hand. To the right is black text that reads "Louise Trangmar, Woolly Matters Co-ordinator". Below this is orange text that reads "louise.woollymatters@winchesterhub.org.uk".

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!

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