Come and get involved with Action
Student Volunteer Week
Student Volunteer Week is that perfect, post-exam chance to get involved with the local community and to reacquaint yourself with your love of Loughborough and the Students' Union.
Whether you're a seasoned Volunteer or you've never even considered it before, there will be something for everyone as we relaunch Action for the second half of the year!
What is Action?
Action is the community volunteering section of the Loughborough Students' Union. We offer a large diversity of volunteering opportunities.
Action is run by an Executive Officer who are no longer a student! They oversee their committee that is made up of 11 members, including a full time administrator Anne (who is our queen and knows everything!) The committee members oversee their project leaders or hall reps and report back to the E.O.
In Action, in one year over 2,000 students across the academic year will contribute to over 25,000 hours of volunteering in projects such as working with children, elderly, disabled but also they have an opportunity to help communities overseas in places such a Mexico, Uganda, Nepal or India!
Action is constructed from 2 types of volunteering:
Each hall committee on campus will have 2 Action reps who are responsible for recruiting volunteers for our one off projects which are usually organised for a Wednesday afternoon (most of Loughborough students have Wednesday afternoons off, which gives you a great opportunity to join us on a project!) or a Weekend if we are going to a place that requires longer transport time.
A team projects usually include: dog walking, IT sessions with the elderly, gardening, helping at a horse riding school, or doing the odd job for an elderly/disabled person who just needs help of our amazing students!
There are 6 sections in Action. They include projects which you can sign up and volunteer in your own time, or in more flexible hours. For example, we have an Action Nursery project where you sign up for an hour whenever you have some time! If you would like to know more, please click on the tabs below!
For more information on how to Get Involved at LSU Action please email ActionEO@lsu.co.uk or call 01509 635041 or visit the Action Office; upstairs in the Union Building.