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Community Action has a growing number of sustainable student-led projects to get involved with. These are organised and led by Royal Holloway students and work with various community partners to serve specific needs in the local community. A number are supported by Royal Holloway Alumni Fund and other external funders such as vcash.

The Community Action Blog regularly features articles from our student-led projects.

Project leaders coordinate the various initiatives, these are student volunteer roles and tend to be students who have already been involved with a project. If you are interested in becoming a project leader then please get in contact.

If you have an idea or suggestion for a new student-led project then contact Community Action.

Donate and Reuse
 

In previous years this has become an annual College-wide stock drive project with multiple collection points across the campus at the end of summer term. This year the aim is to run the collection points at the end of each term this academic year. 

To find out more visit Donate and Reuse or to get involved email.

This student-led project is supported by British Heart Foundation and Runnymede Foodbank.  

Community Campus Garden

New project to develop a community garden on campus used by College staff & students and the wider community through supporting school visits and special gardening related events.

To find our more visit Community Campus Garden or to get involved email.

This student-led project is generously supported by Royal Holloway Alumni Fund.

Contact the Elderly (Tea Parties)

Contact the Elderly is a student-led project that holds a monthly tea party for isolated elderly people in the local community. Tea parties usually take place on the third sunday of every month and are hosted on campus or at a local community venue.

To find out more visit Contact the Elderly or to get involved email.

This student-led project is supported by Contact the Elderly.

Silver Surfers (Elderly Social Media & IT)

A project to support older people in the local community in being assisted to interact with the digital age by learning to use internet, email, video calls, digital photos etc. Working with a number of local care homes this is a great oppertunity to share your skills and knowledge with other generations!

To find out more visit Silver Surfers or to get involved email.

ESOL Tutoring for Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The project provides a service teaching English to refugees and aylum seekers aged 15 - 18 in a social services residence. The sessions will equip and enable them to grow in confidence and develp their communication skills.

 To find out more visit ESOL Tutoring or to get involved email.

Food Recycling Scheme

Royal Holloway Food Recycling is a scheme that is designed to lower the college's food waste by donating leftover food surplus to local underpriviledged and homeless individuals in the Runnymede area and central London.

 To find out more visit Food Recycling Scheme or to get involved email.

This student-led project is supported by Royal Holloway's food outlets.

International Kitchen

The International Kitchen Project is looking for enthousiastic international students who are interested in introducing their diverse cuisines and culture to the local community. Volunteers will host sessions based around cooking a simple food dish with children and young people in local schools and youth centres.  It's a great opportunity for the local community to learn about diversity and the attractions of international cuisine.

 To find out more visit International Kitchen Project or to get involved email.

Love Your Campus

The aim of Love your Campus is to encourage the entire College community to get involved in caring for one of the most beautiful university campuses in the world. There are opportunities to help keep the campus tidy and get invlolved in one-off gardening projects. Be among those who can proudly say that you 'Love Your Campus'.

To find out more visit Love Your Campus or to get involved email.

This student-led project is supported by Royal Holloway Gardening Team.

Love Your Community

The aim of Love your Community is to encourage students to serve their wider community. There are opportunities to help keep the local community tidy and get invlolved in one-off gardening projects. Be among the first who can proudly say that you 'Love Your Community'.

To find out more visit Love Your Community or to get involved email.

This student-led project is supported by Surrey County Council Litter Campaign and Runnymede Borough Council.

Nature Conservation

A group dedicated to conservation work in the local area, specifically supporting the National Trust in Runnymede. Activities include clearing woodland, cutting down trees and tidying up the forests of the local community.

To find out more visit Nature Conservation or to get involved email.

This student-led project is supported by National Trust Runnymede.

Age Exchange
 

Age Exchange is a project that brings eldelry people in the community together with children in schools and encourages them to share their experiences of the past. This fun and exciting projects runs a number of workshops using everyday artefacts of the past to promote discussion.

To find out more visit Age Exchange, or to get involved email.

Food for Lunch

New project partnering with Runnymede Foodbank and local schools to provide lunches for children throughout the holiday periods. This initiative is working with Waitrose for food collections, and then packing food bags to be distributed to 150 local children.

To find out more visit Food4Lunch or to get involved email.

This student-led project is supported by Runnymede Foodbank.

Sing-Along Surrey

Sing-Along Surrey encourages Royal Holloway students to interact with the eldery in the local community. Weekly sing-alongs help build a rapport with the students and the elderly; it also aims to help participants gain a better understanding and appreciation of each other's generation.

To find out more visit Sing-Along Surrey or to get involved email.

This student-led project is supported by Runnymede Borough Council.

River Clean-Up 

This conservation initiative has adopted the local area of the river Thames near Staines. Monthly project days are run to keep the river bank tidy, and to complete water testing.

To find out more visit Thames21 or to get involved email.

This student-led project is supported by Thames21.

 

There are two seasonal Christmas volunteering student-led projects; Love in a Box and Santa's Workshop with Trussell Trust and Age UK Runnymede and Spelthorne.

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