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Are you searching for a way to give back to the community, find something meaningful to do with your time or want a worthwhile initiative to add to your CV? Then sign-up to be an online volunteer with the Student Guild. Not only does volunteering spread positivity out into the community, it also boosts feelings of self-worth, increases sense of belonging, builds strong social connections and more!

The Student Guild has a range of unique online volunteering initiatives designed for you to be able to give back to those who need it most while creating a positive change in yourself too.

The Henley Connection

The Student Guild has partnered with the Henley Lifestyle Resort to connect socially isolated residents with student volunteers to combat social isolation in vulnerable communities. Finding a worthwhile venture to occupy yourself during this time can be a challenge, but volunteering is the perfect way to find a sense of purpose and take a proactive approach to your wellbeing, as you take care of yourself and others. When asked about her experience, volunteer George Carter explained that “it turned out that volunteers had a lot in common with the residents and the time went so quickly. I felt happy and full of energy for hours after our talk”.

How does it work?

Student volunteers pair up with a buddy from the  Henley Lifestyle Resort for a weekly zoom hangout. The aim is that students and residents develop a long lasting and meaningful friendship. “It was so interesting to hear all about my resident’s family, travels, and interests. She had a great sense of humour. It turned out that we had a lot in common and the time went so quickly.”

If you’re interested in making a difference and promoting the spirit of community, then sign-up to be a volunteer today. As a member of our volunteer program, you’ll gain access to a range of benefits including professional leadership and mental health training, professional development and leadership opportunities, social programs and an amazing community of people!

Ready to make the most of your time at university, give back to your community and network with like-minded peers?
Click the button below to submit an application form.

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