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 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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Tue 05 Jul 2016

Leaver Volunteer of the Year: Kathryn Sutter

Final year geography student, Kathryn Sutter, won this year’s QMSU Volunteering Leaver Volunteer of the Year Award. Each year...
Mon 06 Jun 2016

Volunteering Awards 2016

Every year, hundreds of students selflessly volunteer their time in the local community through QMSU Volunteering, Queen Mary University of...
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Fri 20 May 2016

London Marathon 2016- Time to Marshal!

Tanzina' markes a decade of volunteering with a blog about volunteering at the London Marathon in 2016 with QMSU Volunteering...
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Wed 23 Mar 2016

Teddy Bear Hospital Safety Day 2016

Medical and dental student volunteers teamed up with the emergency services to give local children a day to remember.   On...
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Fri 29 Jan 2016

Volunteering at the Trolley Dash

The Trolley Dash - January 2016 The Trolley dash was a great experience and I was privileged to spare a couple...
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Mon 18 Jan 2016

STAR's Christmas Party for Refugees

STAR (Student Action for Refugees) Volunteering Group work to improve the lives of refugees by promoting positive images of refugees...
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Tue 12 Jan 2016

Why Future Frontiers?

Firstly it’s a great way to change someone’s life. And it only takes one hour a week. Secondly...
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Thu 07 Jan 2016

Volunteering at Mildmay Hospital

Volunteering at Mildmay Hospital   Mildmay Hospital does amazing work with patients who are living with HIV/AIDS and who have...
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Tue 15 Dec 2015

SEMS Student Volunteers with ReachOut

QMSU Volunteering chatted to second year Mechanical Engineering student, Samveer Parris, who volunteered as a Mentor with ReachOut last year...
Wed 25 Nov 2015

A London Marathon Thank-You.

Each year 80 Queen Mary students volunteer as stewards along Mile 19 at the Virgin London Marathon each year, playing...
Mon 23 Nov 2015

An afternoon of inspiration! YOPEY Awards.

The ‘Young People of the Year' finalists had us reduced to tears on so many occasions last weekend, with their...
Thu 12 Nov 2015

London Student Volunteering Fortnight - The Clothing Challenge

For 139 years the Whitechapel Mission have been serving the homeless and marginalised– through a day centre, skills training and...
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Mon 19 Oct 2015

Volunteering at the Clothing Challenge: Sharing my Experience

Reminded me to see people from the inside. As an exchange student, I have to say this experience was amazing...
Tue 13 Oct 2015

Befriending Mildmay Mission Hospital

What is Mildmay I hear you ask? Hospital? Where?   Well, I have spent nearly half a year volunteering at Mildmay...