Student Volunteering Week
Student volunteering week is organised by the Student Volunteering Network, a network for anyone in further or higher education and is designed to support student volunteering. This year marks the 18th anniversary recognising student volunteering week, which is designed to recognise and celebrate time given. Across higher education institutions in the UK, including local to us at Bath Spa University, events are taking place to celebrate!
Student volunteering week promotes the wide range of volunteering benefits. For students, volunteering can improve well-being; it is a welcome break from studies and can provide some time out from the stress of university. For the individual, volunteering also has the dual benefit of developing skills to improve employability, as well as providing an opportunity to discover your own interests and gain valuable skills. The work done by volunteers contributes to the wider community, and for African Initiatives, international communities in northern Tanzania!
Our Volunteers: Charlotte and Jessica
As I have mentioned, both African Initiatives and its volunteers benefit from collaborating. As a student volunteer myself, I am a keen advocate of student volunteering. I am currently part way through my Master’s degree at the University of Bath, studying International Development, Social Justice and Sustainability.