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Between the 8th and 14th February, the UK celebrates student volunteering with Student Volunteering Week. The week aims to celebrate the impact of students and encourages them to engage with volunteering opportunities in their local community.

Where could I volunteer near The Hive?

Around The Hive there are many opportunities for students to get involved and make a positive change in the local community. From litter picking with our charity partners at Planet Patrol to giving a helping hand at a local food bank. And everything in between, there’s something for everyone to get involved with.

Roman Road London have a web page dedicated to volunteering in Bethnal Green and Tower Hamlets. There are 13 different groups that you could give a helping hand to. While Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets are a group dedicated to supporting anyone living in the local area to find the right volunteering opportunity.

For more university based opportunities; King’s College London has a programme dedicated to volunteering around the university. You can find out more about King’s College’s programme here. While for students at Queen Mary University. The Students’ Union have a section devoted to volunteering around campus and even go so far as to have an elected officer for volunteering.

The London Assembly have a volunteering programme called Team London. The programme provides hundreds of high-quality roles for anyone to get involved with throughout London, currently the website lists 65 opportunities for you within a mile of The Hive and well over 500 within 3 miles.

Being a volunteer brings many benefits; from enhancing your university experience to improving your wellbeing and developing employability skills. On the Host blog, we have 5 reasons why you should consider becoming a student volunteer. Save the Student also have a guide for students.

Do you volunteer? Let us know what you get up to on our Facebook page.