Imagine the pride you’ll feel when you land your dream job. Doing something a bit extra outside your degree will help you get there….
This Student Volunteering Week (Monday 7th to Sunday 13th February 2022) we’re running some free events to give you the chance to have a go at some volunteering in the local community and learn a bit more about the volunteering opportunities Leeds Sport have available for you to get involved in. Check them out below and get signed up.
Volunteering Week Sessions
SPORTS VOLUNTEERING INFORMATION SESSION
If you want to hear more about volunteering with Leeds Sport, come along to our information session on Student Volunteering Week. Our Sports Volunteering Officer, Suzzi will talk through roles we are recruiting for the 2022-23 academic year and answer all of your questions! Volunteer on campus, in the community or internationally with us and get more from your University of Leeds experience. We have loads of great opportunities for you to get involved in, and they’re not all for ‘sporty’ people.
Date: Tuesday 8th February
Venue: Microsoft Teams. You can view the recording of our presentation here.
PAINTING WITH GOODGYM
Busy students! You can now combine volunteering with getting fit thanks to Goodgym Leeds. As part of Student Volunteering Week we will be joining Goodgym to help paint some chairs! The chairs are going to be used for a wedding which Kirkstall Valley Development Trust are hosting. There are a few meeting options for this task – you can meet Goodgym there, or join us for a 1.2 mile jog to and from the task starting in Kirkstall. You’ll need to wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on and also bring a mask as the task itself will take place indoors. If you’re also joining for the run please wear trainers and a bright colour or high vis top. Both students and staff are invited to join us to try out Goodgym together.
(Please note you must also be registered with Goodgym to participate. You can register for free here).
Date: Wednesday 9th February
Time: 6-7.45pm approximately
Venue: Meet at Abbey House Museum if you want to run there & back. Or meet at the task if you prefer (Flexspace, Unit 11, Burley, Burley Rd, Leeds LS4 2PU). Look out for Goodgym leaders in red t-shirts.
WOODHOUSE MOOR PARKRUN TAKEOVER
Every Saturday at 9am hundreds of participants walk, run or jog 5k around Woodhouse Moor Park – all for free thanks to volunteers. For one week only we are taking on all of the volunteer roles at Woodhouse Moor Parkrun! We need marshals, timers, barcode scanners and more so get involved! First time volunteers will be asked to marshal but if you have volunteered at parkrun before you can request a specific role. University of Leeds staff are also welcome to support this event!
(25 roles available. More information about the roles available can be found here. Please note you must also be registered with Parkrun to participate. You can register for free here).
Date: Saturday 12th February
Time: 8.30-10am approx.
Venue: Woodhouse Moor Park
Book your place
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For more information on any of the above or an informal chat contact Suzzi on email@example.com or 0113 343 1544.