Hear from our Volunteer Champions

Our Volunteer Champions lead all of our Give Volunteering a Go opportunities. Afterwards, they write about their experiences. Why not read the reports and find out which opportunities you would like to try?

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Olympic Park Clean Up - 9th October

Olympic Park Clean Up On October 9th nine volunteers met at Queen Mary University East Gate to travel together to...
Thu 08 Aug 2019

Hackney Half Marathon

Hackney Half Marathon  We had a bright and early start to a Sunday for Hackney Half this year. 27...
Wed 15 May 2019

Whitechapel Mission Clothing Challenge - 8th May

  Volunteering at the Whitechapel Mission for the clothing challenge is an amazing one off or even regular voluteering opportunity...
Fri 29 Mar 2019

Big Half Marathon - 10th March 2019

13 of us arrived at Canary Wharf at 8am in our shocking pink windbreakers provided by the Vitality Big Half...
Mon 04 Feb 2019

Meet a former Volunteering Officer - Nominate yourself now!

Nia Nguyen - Mile End Volunteering Officer 2015-16 What volunteering opportunities have you taken part in? Tell me something you...
Fri 04 Jan 2019

Breakfast Challenge 9th December

We all had an absolute blast volunteering for the Breakfast Challenge at the Whitechapel Mission on 9 December. It was...
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Mon 17 Dec 2018

Santa Run 2nd December

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than watching thousands of Santa's running for charity in...
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Clothing Challenge 5th December

On the 5th December we held our Give Volunteering a Go Clothing Challenge event at Whitechapel Mission. Although there was...
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Breakfast Challenge 18th November

The Breakfast Challenge event at Whitechapel Mission is always a pleasure to be part of, and our visit on the...
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Fri 14 Dec 2018

Breakfast Challenge 21st October

The early bird gets the worm. In the case of this Give Volunteering a Go opportunity, the early birds were...
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Fri 09 Nov 2018

Meet our Volunteers - Bing Yuan

Volunteering Profile Miranda, Bing yuan Course: Marketing Year: Postgraduate Student What volunteering opportunities have you taken part in and what...
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Tue 30 Oct 2018

Alternative Hair Show - 14th October

Volunteering at the alternative hair show was an amazing experience. Meeting the lovely team at Bloodwise and getting to watch...
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Tue 23 Oct 2018

Royal Parks Half Marathon - 14 October 2018

Ending the day with socks and shoes all drenched in water, what exactly happened to us? We kicked off the...
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Mon 22 Oct 2018

Urban Rush - 7 October 2018

A group of wonderful volunteers and myself were able to support Shelter’s  Urban Rush marathon by helping...
Mon 01 Oct 2018

The Great Willy Waddle - 25th September

Grown men and women waddling in a two-kilometre route wearing willy costumes does attract certain attention. That is why...
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JDRF One Walk London - 23rd September

Waiting under the shelter of Mile End station, I thought no one would come. It was raining cats and dogs...
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Tue 28 Mar 2017

What can volunteering do for you?

Why volunteer? You may think that’s an easy question. We’re told all the time – being...
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Tue 13 Dec 2016

Whitechapel Mission: The Breakfast Challenge

This was my first time volunteering for the Breakfast Challenge, and what better place to be broken in as a...
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Tue 01 Nov 2016

A Year of Volunteering: A Reflection

As part of their degree, Barts Dentistry students are required to take a module called Professionalism, Teamwork and Social Responsibility...
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Mon 08 Aug 2016

Top 10 reasons for volunteering!

Here at QMSU, we strongly believe in the benefits of community volunteering. To get an idea of what could be...
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