- running a food co-op;
- visiting a mental health hospital;
- running youth clubs around the city;
- taking autistic children on outings;
- visiting older people in their homes;
- planting trees;
- teaching dance and circus skills;
- teaching English to refugees;
- gardening and decorating for vulnerable adults;
- running activities and mentoring in schools;
- taking part in conservation work;
- running workshops for home-educated children;
- serving breakfast to homeless people;
- lunching with mental health service users;
- providing support to families of prisoners… and much more!
Student Volunteering week 2010
During Student Volunteering week this week, students from Swansea University will be contributing in a variety of ways
Hannah Preedy, Assistant Manager said: "This year has seen a boom in student volunteering for Discovery with over 300 volunteers; we still have people coming in every day to register. We currently have 32 projects in the community, but with the increase in volunteer numbers we are hoping to expand our scope over the coming years.
"Each volunteer brings with them a unique set of skills which are invaluable on the projects they run. As well as providing a huge amount of practical and social support, the students also form a bridge between the university and the wider community."
Images of past Discovery events:
Beach clean at Llangennith
Bi-annual tea party for older people
Click the following link to access the Discovery Calendar of Events: http://my.calendars.net/discoverysvs.
In addition to the activities organised by 'Discovery', the Egypt Centre at Swansea University also relies upon it's student volunteers who run school activations, staff galleries, and generally help with the widening participation remit. Click here for further information on the Egypt Centre volunteers: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/egypt/volunteers/adult%20vols/adult%20volunteers.htm.