Student Volunteering Week 2016

March 04, 2016

Last week was Student Volunteering Week, a nationwide event to encourage students to get involved with local charities and community initiatives. Action Homeless had the pleasure of meeting students and hosting activities, as well as having 15 brave students undertake a sponsored sleep out for us.

Monday:

We visited De Monfort University to share what we do with students and to give them opportunities to get involved. It was great to meet enthusiastic students with some great ideas about social action.

Wednesday:

A group of Leicester university students spent the morning at Engage talking to clients about employability skills and giving them the chance to improve their CV’s.

Thursday:

DMU’s Street Law society spent the evening at Mayfield House leading a relaxed legal information clinic. The session was focused on self-defence but clients popped in and out for a chat and to ask a wide range of legal questions.

Saturday:

The annual DSU Volunteering sleep-out saw 15 students spend the night on DMU campus to raise money and awareness for Action Homeless. We went down at the start of the night to thank them, encourage them, and share about how they’re helping us out.

The consensus afterwards was that it was an ‘eye-opening’ experience and the students have been able to raise a brilliant £400 so far.

The sleep-out is over but you can still donate to celebrate their hard work:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DSUSleepout
If you’re interested in volunteering then email James on
jamesriviere@actionhomeless.org.uk or call 0116 2211851

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