Both Alex and I agree that one of the nicest things about our jobs is hearing all the amazing feedback and stories of great work from both volunteers and the organisations that they work for. Thing is this only gets as far as our email accounts which seemed like a real shame. That’s where the idea for a blog came from. It’s going to be a space for KUSU Volunteering’s staff of Alex and myself (Lucy) to update everyone on what we’ve got planned. More importantly though it’ll give all the wonderful students from Kingston University who give up their time as volunteers in all sorts of different ways a space to shout about what they get up to.
We’re launching it at the start of National Student Volunteering Week 2011 (21st-27th February). Student Volunteering Week is in its 10th year of celebrating the excellent things that student volunteers get up to. It all kicked off today with the first session of Knit For Babies (an ongoing and very successful Student Led Project).
We’ve got a whole week of activities planned which can be found on our Facebook page. Across the week we’ll also be posting some great volunteer stories. When all the chaos is over we’ll make sure a proper report on everything we’ve got planned finds its way here!