Institution spotlight: Exeter Students' Guild
Posted on 25 Feb 2014
Exeter’s Students’ Guild are having an extremely busy week celebration Student Volunteering Week. Take a look at their packed schedule below.
Good Deed Day
- Renovating the local Community Centre – Painting the café and visitor toilets.
- Hosting a volunteer project at the RSPCA Little Valley Animal Centre, where we’ll be helping give the dogs a bath, exercising them, cleaning their cages and generally tidying up the grounds of the centre.
- Taking a load of volunteers to the Donkey Sanctuary to do a spot of hedgerow clearing and planting.
- Litter picking and garden tidying in Queens Crescent, supported by the Student Green Unit
- Hosting YMCA ‘Love St. David’s’, where we’ll be conducting maintenance around St. David’s area in Exeter
- We aim to have maximum visibility and publicity for the Good Deeds Day with local press and radio on board.
- In addition we will run a ‘volunteering hub’ in a prominent position on campus each day, promoting volunteering, taking volunteering sign ups for key projects including:
- Our first Hospiscare Open Garden event in partnership with the University Grounds Team
- RAG – Promoting ‘Bucket List Weekend’
- Community Action – Promoting their special projects for the term
- Welcome Team – Promoting welcome team recruitment
- VOICE (student listening service) – Promoting recruitment
- Exeter Award – Promoting the link between volunteering and employability
- Lastly, we’re hosting an array of evening activities for people to get involved in.
- Monday – 8pm-10pm – Lemmy (student night club) – Thank you drinks for volunteers who participated in Good Deed Day
- Tuesday 6pm-7pm – Talk and Q&A from key senior staff on how their experiences of volunteering impacted upon and benefitted their careers – and continues to do so!
- Thursday (Time TBC) – Talk from Exeter Food Bank on the benefits to them of volunteers, about their work and briefing volunteers for the raid on Friday.
- Friday – RAG Raid for Exeter Food Bank in the City centre