Student Volunteering Week

Student Volunteering Week - A History at Durham










In 2019, Student Volunteering Week in Durham recruited almost an additional 100 volunteers, who contributed an extra 211.5 hours of work in the local community. DU Student Volunteering and Outreach also raised nearly £900 through a bake sale and our annual fundraiser, 'Soul Food: Jazz Fundraiser', which was a great success. Volunteering activities were as varied as ever, ranging from Age UK's knitting circle, to planting trees at Old Durham Gardens, to clearing an incredible 60+ bags of rubbish from Seaham beach. A massive well done to everyone involved!


19th-25th February

Student Volunteering Week (SVW) brings together organisations from all sectors to promote and celebrate the volunteering efforts of students across the Universities and Colleges in the UK. This year, SVW is going to be bigger and better than ever before with SCA! Durham SCA have organised 23 one-off volunteering opportunities ranging from a massive elderly tea party, to conservation work in Auckland Castle, to throwing an 'Olympics' themed sports day for adults with learning disabilities. In addition to this, there are 3 social events for you to get involved with, including a rumoured 'treasure hunt' bar crawl and a fabulous awards evening. Queen's SCA have organised another 13 events, from 'give it a go' sessions to a circus themed children's party! To increase the impact Durham University has in the local community, SCA has also encouraged colleges and DSU groups and societies to get involved for the first time this year. So make sure you look out for any one-off events happening with them!

You can take our Buzzfeed quiz to figure out which one-off event you should sign up to, but don't forget to check out our timetables below to hear about all the great events to get involved with!


SVW Durham Timetable Poster


Queen's Campus Timetable

See you all there!

Scroll down to see what we've done in previous years!



22nd - 28th February

Student Volunteering Week (SVW) is a nationwide celebration of student volunteering, which celebrated its 15th year this year! This year, SCA is a part of SVW and has a range of exciting one-offs planned for our volunteers!  SVW 2016 is taking place this year from 22nd - 28th February 2016. Find out more about National Student Volunteering Week here.


22nd February - 1st March

 Here at Student Community Action we have been getting ready for Student Volunteering Week, a national event where students across the country volunteer and make a difference in their local community. See what Durham and other universities have planned for this exciting week!

Take a look at the schedule below, there's bound to be something for you! If you're interested in getting involved in any of the below events, drop us an email on or, for QC events, email up1






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