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Building bridges in the community

Posted on 27/05/2011

Volunteers hard at work during last year's Volunteering Week

Students from Royal Holloway, University of London will once again be giving up their spare time to take part in the sixth annual National Volunteering Week. 

More than 150 students will be swapping text books and study materials for garden tools and paint brushes to do their bit to make a difference in their local community. A range of projects will get underway next week (31st May – 2nd June) including creating a wildlife area at Clewer Green School in Windsor, litter-picking at Englefield Green Open Space and Woodlands, refurbishing picnic benches and painting sheds at a number of local schools and laying a concrete path and installing a fence at the Boxing Inclusion Zone in Chertsey.

Volunteering Week is organised by a partnership of the Students’ Union, RHUL Sports and has funding support from Surrey County Council local partnerships committee.

Phil Simcock, the Community Action Volunteer Manager, said: “This academic year has seen Royal Holloway students make a significant difference to the lives of many within the local community. We are pleased to continue to provide helping hands to another series of project initiatives in partnership with various community organisations during Volunteering Week 2011. To showcase the impact of community volunteering our students are producing a DVD which will be shown during Universities Week at Royal Holloway’s event called Building Bridges, on Wednesday 15th June 2011.”

For more information on Community Action Volunteering and future initiatives click here.


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