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  • Heriot-Watt University Student Union Volunteering logo

    Reloved Clothing Shop

    Heriot-Watt University Student Union Volunteering

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Want to earn fantastic volunteer experience and do your bit for the environment? Volunteer in the Student Union's new preloved clothing shop, Reloved!

    We're looking for passionate, enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to help run the Student Union's brand preloved clothes shop, Reloved!

    All proceeds the shop makes will go straight back into the Student Union to help improve your student experience. You'll also be doing your bit to increase sustainability on campus and tackle fast fashion by encouraging students to buy pre-loved clothes.

    We know it's difficult to find time to volunteer so we're bringing more opportunities to you on campus. We've got flexible shift patterns which will fit around your studies and schedule too.

    What you'll be doing:

    • Cash handling
    • Stock rotation
    • Steaming clothes
    • Pricing clothes
    • Tagging clothes
    • Opening/closing shop
    • General tidying
    • Promoting the shop to other students
    • Encouraging students to donate

     

    What you'll learn:

    • Organisation
    • Communication
    • Reliability
    • Accountability
    • Self-Management

     

    What you'll get:

    • Fantastic experience in a professional environment
    • Something brilliant to add to your CV
    • Volunteer hours and skills recognised* on your transcript when you graduate
    • 25% discount in Libertys, Geordies and the Shop (exclusions apply)
    • Hot Drink/Juice on shift

    *You must log over 50 hours of volunteering experience and 5 employability skills on the Student Union's volunteer log to have this recognised.

    • Student Union VolunteeringRAG / Charities
    • Communication
    • Self-Management
    • Organisation
  • Heriot-Watt University logo

    Online Chat Team (Recruitment)

    Heriot-Watt University

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    THIS IS NOT AN OPEN OPPORTUNITY. Volunteers must be pre-registered by their School or a University Department. This activity is for those current students helping a School or Department with their ongoing Online Talks for incoming students for the next academic year.

  • Heriot-Watt University logo

    Allotment Committee (Galashiels)

    Heriot-Watt University

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Grow your own fruit, veg and herbs!

    Join the committee managing the allotment at our campus in Galashiels. 

    The Galashiels Allotment was created for students (and staff) to grow their own fruit, veg and herbs. The aim of the allotment is to have an outdoor community space that supports students' physical and mental wellbeing, as well as allowing them to live sustainably by growing their own food. The members of the committee represent the staff and student voice of those who work and study at SBC. The committee will meet quarterly. 

    The members of the committee represent the staff and student voice of those who work and study at SBC, so we are looking for someone who will collate ideas, feedback on progress, and provide input on what the allotment users want and need to support them to grow sustainably. 

    All users of the allotment space are part of a community and therefore we encourage all users to support each other. Examples of this might be offering to water each other’s plants when people are on holiday, sharing produce grown, organising days to weed the allotment together, organising picnics. 

    • Student Union VolunteeringCommunity / Halls, Wellbeing
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    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Self-Management
    • Development
    • Organisation
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    Meadows Marathon Runner

    Community Volunteering

    This opportunity takes place on 03 Mar 2024

    Raise money for charity by running in the Meadows Marathon

    Meadows Marathon is a charity running event by Edinburgh Student Charity Appeal; a student-led volunteer fundraising group that raises thousands of pounds for other charities every year. The event incorporates a 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon and relay. We welcome a diverse group of participants, from serious runners to those who just want to have fun!


    Sign up here: Meadows Marathon - RaceNation (race-nation.co.uk) or contact mail@meadowsmarathon.org.uk for more information.  Please note that runners are required to make a contribution to book their spot in the marathon, contributing towards Meadows Marathon's fundraising efforts for charitable causes, a price breakdown per event is availble through the link above.

     

    Meadows Marathon operates as subdivisions of The Edinburgh Students' Charity Appeal, registered charity no. SC035064.

    • Student Union VolunteeringCommunity / Halls, Events, Wellbeing
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    • Self-Management
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