Students at the Heart of Hud

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:00:00 BST

Moldgreen United Reformed Church

Opportunities for:

  • Gardening
  • Crafts

Moldgreen Reformed Church is a community group who supports young adults and their families. They are looking to recruit students to work on their new planters which will hold an assortment of hand-crafted poppies made by volunteers for rememberance day. Other volunteers will plant bulbs in preparation for Spring. Why not get out into the community and make a difference to a group like this? Volunteer here.

Marsden Jazz Festival

Opportunities for:

  • Stewarding
  • Merchandise selling
  • Distributing programmes
  • Surveys

The Marsden Jazz festival is an annual event in the village of Marsden. The festival is hosting its 25th anniversary this year and is expected it to be incredibly popular. There is a varitey of volunteering roles from stewarding, selling merchandise, marshalling road closures and many more exciting roles. The students involved will also be able to enjoy the festival during their lunch break. The festival runs over three consecutive days with the Saturday being the busiest day. They are looking for volunteers with great communication skills and who are available to stay at the festival until 4.00pm. This opportunity is great for anyone interested in music, events or just wanting to have a fun day out while helping someone else. Volunteer here.

Friends of Beaumont Park

Opportunities for:

  • Gardening

Friends of Beaumont Park have been donated 4,000 bulbs which need to be planted. They would like a group of enthusiastic students to assist them in planting all 4,000 bulbs. This project requires individuals who work well in teams and it demands a huge amount of effort from all students involved. Why not give it a go? Volunteer here.

River 2015

Opportunities for:

  • Litter picking

River Confluence Clean-Up Special: The University of Huddersfield lies between two major rivers and canals – this day will be a a huge clean up of litter and mess on the Rivers Holme and Colne and the Narrow Canal. Join volunteers from local charities River 2015, the Calder and the Colne Rivers Trust Water Quality Sub Group for a day of waterside clean-ups, exploring the hidden gems of river and canal paths and discovering what lives beneath the surface of our rivers and streams.  Our day will start on campus with work parties walking up to one mile out of town. Volunteer here.

Ruddis Retreat

Opportunities for:

  • Painting
  • Gardening

Ruddis Retreat was created to support a child with cancer and now continues to promote awareness of children with cancer. The garden area around the cafe requires some 'TLC' and they have asked the students of the University of Huddersfield to help. The volunteers will be weeding, planting, painting, raking and giving the garden a general clean. This will make a huge difference to the workers at Ruddis Cafe and especially to the children who visit, making the area more friendly and inviting. Volunteer here.

For listings of all the Students' Union volunteering opportunities click here.

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