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DMU Local will be closed between 5pm on Friday 18th December until 9am on Monday 4 January. From the DMU Local team, have a wonderful break and we’ll see you in the new year.

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

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Volunteering over the festive period: FAQs

Who do I contact if I need information or am unable to make my volunteering shift?

DMU Local will be closed after 5pm on Friday 18 December until 9am on Monday 4 January. All volunteers will be supplied with contact details for the relevant partners – please get in touch with your given contact, as DMU Local will not be picking up emails or calls during this time.

When can I volunteer during the Christmas break?

If you are staying with another household over the Christmas break: You will need to wait until 8 February before you can volunteer, and you may only volunteer after you have received two negative lateral flow tests from the testing centre at The Watershed on Upperton Road. For further information about returning to campus (and volunteering) safely, plus how and when to book your lateral flow tests, click here.

If you are staying in your term-time home over the Christmas break and are not staying with any other household: You are permitted to continue volunteering during this time, as long as you do not develop Covid-19 symptoms or stay with another household.

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms: Follow the latest government and University guidelines on self-isolating and testing. Please get in touch with your given contact to let them know you are unable to volunteer.

For information on self-isolating and where to access testing, click here.

 

 

 

Other Opportunities

 

Age UK Leicester: Befriending Volunteering

Age UK are looking for volunteers who can help with their virtual offer to lonely, isolated and elderly individuals this winter. The Befriending initiative is a virtual offer, where volunteers can do a minimum of one hour per week calling at least two people – calls typically last half hour each.

Ideally, Age UK are looking for students with a commitment for at least 6 months. Volunteers call the same people each week with the intent of developing a rapport and maintaining friendly conversations. Volunteers make the calls from their own phones (expenses paid for any calls that incur charges) and are expected to email back a brief summary of each call.

To find out more and register your interest, click here.

 

Decolonising DMU: student diary study

The Decolonising DMU project is looking for student volunteers to keep a research diary cataloguing their experiences of Higher Education, to support the project in digging deeper into the issues of racism in Higher Education and to act as real-life learning examples for staff and other students.

The project will run for six months (January – June) and you will receive regular support from the Decolonising DMU Research Team throughout the process.

Click here to find out more, or email the team: decolonisingdmu@dmu.ac.uk