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 To ensure that you are up to date with our latest volunteering opportunities, please sign up to our weekly volunteering newsletter via our website, and check this page regularly. Any current opportunities will be listed below.

 

 If you have any questions or would like further information, please email DMU Local at local@dmu.ac.uk  

 

New Link: Log Your Volunteering Hours!

Thank you and congratulations to all who logged their volunteering hours for this year. To log hours for any volunteering roles you undertake between now and the end of April 2023, you will need to record your hours using the new form.

 

Completing this will make sure that any hours you have spent volunteering will appear on your HEAR when you graduate, and can be used as an extra tool when exploring potential employers.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact local@dmu.ac.uk

 

Volunteer Opportunities 

 

 

Holiday Activities and Food Volunteers

It’s that time of year again! We are looking for volunteers to support a number of Government funded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) clubs across the city. There are holiday clubs for children to attend who would ordinarily receive free school meals during term time. Organisations across the city have received funding to support these children throughout the summer holiday period and need your help to run the clubs, providing the food and activities. Below are a list of roles that need support. Simply click the links and apply for the roles you are interested in:

E2 Kitchen Assistant

E2 Football Coach Assistant

E2 Youth Worker Assistant

 

St Matthews Community Park’s Day – Photography student call out

 

St Matthews Community Park’s Day is taking place on Friday 19th August 2022, from 2pm until 6pm, and the organisers are looking for a photography student who would be interested in attending the event and taking professional photographs of families and individuals on the day.

 

 Students must have their own equipment. Please send your expression of interest to local@dmu.ac.uk.

 

 

 

Support efforts to send donations to Ukrainian refugees in Poland

A huge thanks to everyone who came forward to donate items and offer their time as volunteers to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland. You can read about the efforts of DMU staff and students here.

For those who are interested in volunteering, Leicester Ukrainian Centre (2A Fosse Road South, Leicester, LE3 0QD) are looking for help to sort donations – you can turn up to help at the following times:

Tuesdays, 10am – 1pm

Fridays, 7pm – 10pm

Saturdays, 10am – 1pm

Please contact leicester@augb.co.uk to express your interest in volunteering.

 Other Opportunities

 Leicester City of Sanctuary – 2 Opportunities

 

Football Coordinator

 

Leicester City of Sanctuary have a vacancy for a coordinator for their football group who meet on Saturday morning at St. Margaret’s Pastures, from 9.45 am - 12 noon on Saturday mornings (2.25 hrs per week). Please see full role description, plus desired skills/abilities here.

 

All enquiries about this role should be sent to: shali@leicester.cityofsanctuary.org.

 

Arabic Speaking Caseworker

 

Leicester City of Sanctuary are looking for an Arabic Speaking Casework Volunteer, to work on a Wednesday 10.45am-2pm at The Bridge (43 Melton Street, LE1 3NB). Please see full role description, plus desired skills/abilities here.

 

Please contact chloe@leicester.cityofsanctuary.org to express your interest.

 

Uganda 50 – Share Your Stories

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the expulsion of the Asian population of Uganda (largely of Indian descent) by President Idi Amin. Of the circa-70,000 who were forced to leave, some 12,000 moved to Leicester and began to rebuild their lives. The anniversary will be marked by a wide range of events and activities in various venues around Leicester commencing from early summer 2022, including a community-driven exhibition led by Navrang Arts.

What are we looking for and how can you get involved?

All DMU staff, alumni and current students (but especially second, third and fourth generation South Asians) can get involved in the following ways:

  • to share your own story around the anniversary, through family history or your own lived experience across the generations of your family
  • to share copies of documents, photographs, and artefacts with DMU's archive
  • to take part in interviewing, collecting, and recording stories and materials from those who come forward (training and guidance will be provided). This could be as part of your university learning or simply an activity you want to get involved in.

This growing archive of stories will form part of ongoing exhibitions with Navrang Arts and support DMU activity around the anniversary. All you need to do to take part is email local@dmu.ac.uk with your expression of interest, indicating whether you would like to share your own stories and/or help in the recording and collecting activity.  

 

Enactus: Envirogreen

Enactus DMU are a society on campus part of a global network of students with the aim of undertaking projects to benefits the community. Envirogreen is one of their projects that you can get involved with as a student at DMU.

 

The Envirogreen project is looking for student volunteers to tend to the allotment that has been created to support with the reduction of food miles, as well as encouraging students and the local community to eat healthy, local produce.

 

If you would like to know more or would like to be involved in tending to the allotment, please complete this form to discuss your availability and skills with project leads at Envirogreen.

 DMU Leadership Series

Throughout 2022, our university is set to host a series of interactive interviews with prominent figures from within the Leicester community. This programme of events, hosted by senior members of the university’s management team, will explore how strong institutions are built through effective leadership. From the Covid-19 vaccine rollout to the shutdown and reopening of the arts, the university will shine a light on the matters facing Leicester and the wider country today.

 This new series for 2022 will feature speakers spread over the year. As the only higher education institution in Britain to be a global hub for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals initiative, we are committed to further developing our city through wider engagement in public debates. Details of future talks will be added to the DMU leadership series page as they are announced.