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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.

Volunteering Hub

  • 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

Evening events

  • 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

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