15 to 19 November 2021
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540 Employability Points were gained this week.
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| Volunteering Week: Christmas Shoe Box filling and wrapping session supporting the Blythswood Charity Shoebox appeal |
Shoe Box Appeal 2021 supporting the Blythswood charity who will deliver boxes and bags to Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.
Filled shoeboxes and drawstring bags will both be gratefully received. We have been collecting: Toothbrushes, Soap, Small toys, Hat/gloves, Hairbrushes, Deodorant, Stationery and other new and non-perishable goods to be packed in shoe boxes and wrapped in pretty paper.
If you would like to join us for the wrapping and filling session please sign up.
| Volunteering Week: Garden Clearance and Window Box Planting with the Strode Park Foundation |
Come and help us clear away flower beds and plant window boxes for the residents to enjoy over the winter months.
Transport is provided to and from the venue in Faversham, we will meet at the Careers and Employability building at 1:30pm and will return at 4pm.
Lady Dane Farmhouse is a beautiful 15 bedded home set in the Kent countryside on the outskirts of the historic town of Faversham. The home welcomes adults with mixed disabilities who need long or short term residential care.
|Volunteering Week: Helping in the Kent Community Oasis garden |
Come along and join us every other Wednesday from 1 -2pm. You will meet fellow students, learn new skills and get the most out of gardening, socialising and wellbeing opportunities. We also aim to run workshops supporting the local wildlife.
Please wear sturdy footwear, bring waterproofs (always be prepared for the wet weather!) There is shelter in the potting shed and also in the polytunnels. All tools will be provided.
| Volunteering Week: Supporting Books 2Africa |
Books2Africa is a UK registered charity that is improving the quality of education in Africa through the provision of books, computers and educational resources that enable individuals and communities to acquire knowledge and achieve their full potential in a globalized world.
The charity collects and ships donated educational resources from individuals and organisations in the UK, reducing waste and increasing ‘readcycling’.
You will helping in the warehouse located in Canterbury, processing the books and packing them ready for shipping. Transport to the warehouse and back to campus will be provided and paid for by the Careers department.
This will be an enormous help for the charity and very much appreciated. Please come along and help us "readcycle"
| Volunteering Week: Litter pick on campus |
Clean and green environments can nurture positive mental and physical wellbeing and promote a happier community. A litter-free campus reduces damage to local habitats, and by recycling materials that might otherwise become litter, natural resources are also protected.
It is well known that litter breeds litter; people are generally less likely to drop litter in an area that is clean. The first and most effective method of prevention, therefore, is setting the example in your community taking part in a Clean Up Litter Pick.