Projects
Winchester Hub is here to support you to Skill Up and Make a Difference through the many different activities we offer, from internships with charities to tutoring in schools across Hampshire, there is something for everyone!
Volunteering
We offer lots different offer community projects for you to get involved with, from Schools Plus, our flagship tutoring project across Hampshire, to LinkAges, an elderly befriending service. These are fantastic opportunities to build confidence, gain teamwork, leadership, public speaking skills and so much more whilst making a lasting impact on communities across Winchester and beyond.
  • Schools Plus is our flagship tutoring project that sees Winchester students tutoring pupils from primary to A-level, in a wide range of subjects in schools across the local area. Find out more and apply here.](http://www.winchesterhub.org/activities/schools-plus).*)
  • Youth Theatre is a series of weekly creative arts workshops, providing equal access to creative arts for local young people. Find out more and join the buzz here.](http://www.winchesterhub.org/activities/youth-theatre).*)
  • LinkAges provides students with opportunities to make a positive difference to an older person's week. Find our more and apply here](http://www.winchesterhub.org/activities/linkages)*)
  • Woolly Matters is a group of knitters and crocheters (including beginners!) who come together to create for the local community. Find our more and apply here.](http://www.winchesterhub.org/activities/woolly-matters).*)
  • Give It a Go runs monthly micro volunteering opportunities in the local community, for those who want to try out volunteering or can't to commit to weekly sessions. Find out what's on at the moment and sign up click here.](http://www.winchesterhub.org/activities/give-it-a-go).*)
We are also looking to support new student-led projects - get in touch if you have any idea to make a difference in your local community!
Skilled Placements
The Social Impact Internship Scheme recruits committed, socially-minded students from across the Hub Network and partners them with not-for-profit host organisations, where they complete a meaningful summer placement. Find out more here.
Incubation
Our Incubation programme, the Try It Awards, provides a variety of tailored support to individual students and groups starting up new social businesses. We work with students at any stage from just being interested in an issue to having a full project plan for their idea. Our support includes funding, in-person training and coaching, written resources, introductions to useful contacts and much more. Find out more here.
We can also offer support to students starting up new community projects - that's how Youth Theatre, LinkAges and The Third Space began! Drop us an [email](mailto:hello@winchsterhub.org, give us a call on 01962 827624, or come and say hello to us in MB116 to find out more. We're always happy to chat through a new idea for social change over a cuppa!
Critical Engagement Events
We run a whole range of different events over the year, to get students at the University of Winchester thinking about and finding new opportunities for social change.
Watch this space for more details of our events in 2017/18, or email Ellen at events@winchesterhub.org to find out more!
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