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Posted on 17 Feb 2017

SVW2017 is one of the best possible times of the year to get some positive press coverage on social action and volunteering.

We recommend using our press release template in order to get the best possible coverage. Simply add a section from your own student officers on what they think Student Volunteering Week is and send it out to as many local press bodies as you can.

If you've got a great event, or multiple amazing events, make sure to include details of them and links to where they can be found on your site.

Student Volunteering Week, Participation, Collaboration and Celebration

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This Monday, 20 February, marks the start of Student Volunteering Week – an annual celebration of the contribution that students make to their communities and other causes through volunteering. To mark the week, students across the country will be taking part in one off volunteering activities aimed at showcasing the range of activities that many students already take part in, and introduce more students to the benefits of volunteering.

The week-long event, now in its 16th year and organised by The Student Volunteering Network, acts as a showcase for the diverse range of opportunities available to students who want to give something back, develop new skills, or build on existing knowledge. Throughout the week, student volunteering teams at universities and colleges will organise activities around the themes of “participate, collaborate, celebrate.” Planned activities (see note 1) include:

  • Sorting clothes for refugees
  • Tea parties for the elderly
  • Beach cleans

NUS Vice President Society & Citizenship Rob Young said:

“With over 80,000 volunteers and having raised over 9 million pounds in Students’ Unions last year, students have a brilliant story to tell about the impact that their volunteering has on each other and on wider society. In every one of our 550 member Students’ Unions there is a wonderful story to tell about student volunteers and I am proud that once again NUS are a part of that national celebration for Student Volunteering Week”



1. A full list of planned activities, including localised actions, can be found at https://www.studentvolunteeringweek.org/whats-on/

2. For more details on Student Volunteering Week visit https://www.studentvolunteeringweek.org/

3. Student Volunteering Week runs from the 20th to 26th of February, and is the 16th annual Student Volunteering Week.

4. Keep up to date with the #SVW2017

SVW Team

The SVW Team is from Student Volunteering Network, NUS and Student Hubs

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