Tag Archive > volunteering


Society and Volunteering Awards 2020: The Winners!

In News, What's on

Huge congratulations to all our award winners and nominees in our first Society and Volunteering Awards! We are so glad we could celebrate all the amazing things our societies have achieved this year, and all the hard work and dedication from society members behind-the-scenes. If you missed the live ceremony, you can watch it below…

Best Event

Southampton University Symphony Orchestra – Centenary Concert
“The Best Event award had many high quality nominations, making it difficult for the panel to pick the winner. SUSO‘s Centenary Concert however, held on 14 March, really stood out for its scale, impact and
Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , ,


Volunteering: How can you help?

In Features

Our VP Activities and Volunteering and Fundraising Officer have put together a list of ways you can volunteer during this crisis, while still maintaining social distancing. Volunteering can be a great way to feel productive and make yourself socialise if you’re feeling lonely. But, there is absolutely no requirement or moral pressure to volunteer if you do not have the emotional, mental or physical capacity to do so. You’re allowed to use this time just for you, and staying inside will help lots of people too!

Follow Government advice at all times

No matter what volunteering you are doing … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , ,


Community Spotlight: The Art House Gallery and Café

In Features

We are launching new community spotlights this year, led by our Community and Volunteering Officer, Charlotte Colombo. These spotlights will cover some of the brilliant volunteering opportunities you can get involved with in and around Southampton alongside your studies.

Today’s spotlight is on The Art House Gallery Café, and Charlotte spoke to Devin Valentine, Coordinator at The Art House and alumni of the University of Southampton.

What is The Art House?
We are a not-for-profit community interest company on Above Bar St. We are also an ethical performance and art venue, with a vegan kitchen offering a seasonal menu of … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , ,


Community Spotlight: Naomi House & Jacksplace

In Features

We are launching new community spotlights this year, led by our Community and Volunteering Officer, Charlotte Colombo. These spotlights will cover some of the brilliant volunteering opportunities you can get involved with in and around Southampton alongside your studies. Charlotte is launching the series with a look at Naomi House & Jacksplace.

What is Naomi House?
Naomi House & Jacksplace is a locally-based hospice which treats approximately 325 children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. Naomi’s House focuses on the care of younger people whilst Jacksplace provides care to teenagers and young adults with serious conditions.

How does Naomi House Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , ,


Students create Christmas cards for Contact the Elderly

In Features, News

20 handmade Christmas cards created by students are to be sent out to Contact the Elderly, a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness  amongst older people living in the UK.

Contact the elderly estimate that 3.6 million older people in the UK live alone, with 2 million of these aged 75 or older. 1.9 million older people have said they often feel ignored or invisible, and two fifths of all older people say that the television is their main source of company.

Students from WSA did their part to help tackle loneliness and social isolation amongst older people by … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , ,


STRIVE Volunteer e-Badge Scheme

In News

The STRIVE scheme: Student Recognition in Volunteering e-Badges

We are very excited to be in the second year of our STRIVE scheme recognising all the wonderful volunteering work that you are doing and will do over the course of your studies at the University of Southampton!

Our mission within this scheme is to make sure that your volunteering accomplishments and experience are recognised in a legitimate way and can be showcased to prospective employers, therefore enhancing your future employability

We recognise your volunteering experience by issuing an e-Badge, a micro-credential of your volunteering experience.

The volunteering experience we recognise can … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , , ,


Students create over 100 crafts for Post Pals charity

In News

Over 90 string butterflies and 38 cards created by students during Freshers’ week will now be sent as gifts to seriously ill children in the UK through the charity Post Pals.

During Freshers’ 2018 the Union held Creative Chill Outs at Highfield, Avenue, WSA and NOC campuses. If you wanted a break from the rush of Freshers’ week, these chill outs were for you! A chance to relax, meet new people, grab a snack and create some arts and crafts. This included crafting small butterflies from lolly sticks, string and pipe cleaners, and decorating greetings cards.

These butterflies and … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , ,


Southampton Sharks shoot hoops with The GROW Project

In News

Chris Conti and Simeon Superville, from our very own Southampton Sharks (SUBC), ran a fantastic basketball activity session for five members of The GROW Project last Friday. The GROW Project is an innovative charity committed to bringing day services to adults with physical and learning disabilities in Southampton and Eastleigh. Once we heard that several of their members were interested in basketball, the Sharks jumped at the opportunity to help!

After a quick warm-up in the Team Southampton Sports Hall, Chris and Simeon coached the basketball fans in dribbling, shooting, and passing. Everyone was encouraged to team up, get involved … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , , ,


Excellence in Volunteering Awards: Nominations Open

In News, What's on

** NOMINATIONS CLOSE MONDAY 09 APRIL at 09:00 – Simply email activities@susu.org with the name of the person/society you would like to nominate and for which award, and a short paragraph explaining why you have nominated them.**

Our annual Excellence in Volunteering Awards (EVAs) returns in May and nominations are now open!

This is a chance to celebrate the success of our student volunteers and the impact that they have in the local community and wider world. Who do you think deserves to be recognised for their work? If you know a student who has given up their time to volunteer … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , ,


The EVAs Awards shortlist is now live

In General

After much consideration, we are pleased to announce the shortlisted students for our Excellence in Volunteering (EVAs) Awards.

The quality of nominations was extremely high and we had a tough job whittling down the longlist, but we are excited to announce the award winners at our ceremony on Friday 12 May at 19:00 in The Cube.

To view the full list, go to www.unionsouthampton.org/evas

Non-dining tickets are available for just £15 each at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice.

For the latest award updates, check out our official EVAs Facebook event.… Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,