Student Volunteer Week


Welcome to Student Volunteer Week! At Aberystwyth Students Union, we believe in the power of students coming together to make a positive impact on our community. This week is dedicated to celebrating the incredible contributions of our student volunteers and encouraging even more students to get involved in giving back.

What is Student Volunteer Week?

Student Volunteer Week is an annual celebration that highlights the importance of student volunteers and their role in creating positive change. It's a time to recognise the impact that students can have when they come together for a common cause. This week is not just about volunteering; it's about building a sense of community and fostering a spirit of altruism among our student body.

Get Involved!

Throughout the week, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities for you to participate in. Whether you're passionate about community service, environmental sustainability, or supporting local initiatives, there's a way for you to make a difference.



How to Participate

Explore Opportunities: Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to discover the various ways you can get involved and explore what Student-Led Volunteering Projects we have on offer.

Sign Up: Register as a volunteer here, then sign up for the events or projects that align with your interests and availability.

Attend Events: Participate in the planned events and make a positive impact in the community.


Share Your Stories
Have a volunteer experience that left a lasting impact on you? We want to hear your stories! Share your volunteer journey on social media using the hashtag #SVW2024 and inspire others to get involved.

Beyond Student Volunteer Week

We have plenty of volunteering opportunities for you to get involved in beyond Student Volunteer Week. Weather its volunteering in the community, with a Student-Led Volunteering Project, or attending an action day we are here to support you. You can find out about all that is on offer via our Volunteering Section here

Benefits of Volunteering

Skill Development: Volunteering provides you with valuable skills that go beyond the classroom, such as leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, community leaders, and potential mentors through volunteering.

Personal Growth: Volunteering can contribute to your personal growth by helping you develop a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

But don’t just take our word for it, hear from your fellow student volunteers below!

Recognition and Rewards

Student volunteers are amazing and we think you deserve recognition for all the time and effort you give up to benefit fellow students, the community or a cause that is important to you. 

The ABER AWARD is our way of celebrating your commitment to volunteering during your time here at Aberystwyth. We have 3 awards (Bronze, Silver and Gold) that you can work towards over the course of the academic year. Each award helps you to keep track of the hours, activities and skills you gain as a volunteer.

Everyone who reaches a milestone award will be invited to our end of year event and you will be presented with a printed certificate of the highest award you achieve. 

Join the Movement

Student Volunteer Week is not just about a week of service; it's about cultivating a culture of giving back that lasts all year. Join us in making a lasting impact on our community and beyond.

  Volunteering Coordinator
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