Join UKTGA for our first webinar of 2024:

Bite Size Volunteering

2-3pm Thursday 25 January, Zoom (registration details will be sent through UKTGA JISCmail)

Jonny Baxter, Volunteer and Community Support Officer – Queen’s Students’ Union – Belfast

Jonny joins us to discuss his work on Handy Helpers – the Bitesize Volunteering offer to Students at Queen’s University Belfast.

Handy Helpers sits with in a bigger Student Union Volunteering Team and is one of 3 flagship programmes.  Handy Helpers is a unique initiative which enables students to take part in a wide range of one-off volunteering opportunities in the local community. They can pick and choose what activities they want to participate in based on interests and availability.  From community gardening to decorating charity premises and event logistics, students will gain experience in various settings while actively contributing to the local community.

The key focus of the programme is for student development and to benefit the wider community on and off campus.  This involves strong links with Community Engagement, Sustainability, and the wider community sector.

This presentation aims to share:

  • Experiences to help engage student volunteering.
  • Space to focus on why we volunteer.
  • Creative ideas of how to take practical next steps.