Microvolunteering takes a simple idea – that people are more likely to volunteer their time in short and convenient, bite-sized chunks – and turns it into a new approach to community action. It offers volunteers a series of easy tasks that can be done anytime, anywhere, on your own terms. Microvolunteering could involve anything from signing a petition or retweeting a message to taking part in a flashmob or counting birds in your garden. The only requirements are that volunteers don’t need to go through an application or training process, the tasks take only minutes to complete, and it doesn’t require any on-going commitment.
We are offering a chance to come along to the library and try your hand at a few of these ideas. Get crafty making Origami Cranes for Cancer. ‘Post a Smile on a Sick Child’s Face’ by writing a card to seriously ill children and their siblings in the UK. Student Action on Refugees is also asking for you to write a letter to your MP in support of their campaign.
Eight million children live in orphanages and other institutions globally. More than 80% are not orphans but have been separated from their families because of poverty and discrimination. Orphanages harm children, exposing them to all forms of abuse and trafficking.
Founded by JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, the charity Lumos helps to rescue children from orphanages and reunite them with families. We change education, health and social care systems so all children and families can access the care and protection they deserve.
Because only families provide the building blocks children need to thrive and reach their full potential.
Pop into Park Campus SU and buy a cake to help the Harry Potter Society raise funds for this worthy cause.
Rotaract is a unique international service organisation for people aged 18-30, offering a wide range of activities that will enable you to try something new, whilst having a great time and meeting others.
The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
Come along and help us clean up the Racecourse, one of Northampton’s best used parks, right on the doorstep of Avenue Campus. Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear required, equipment will be provided.