Micro-Volunteering Update!

Tuesday 04-04-2017 - 17:00
Plants

It’s been a busy time for Micro-Volunteering. This term we have supported major campaigns, helped the environment and got involved in Flat Cap Friday.

We kicked off the term with Action for Refugees, an event supporting local petitions aimed at raising awareness for the issues refugees face. Playing our refugee quiz with students was an eye opening experience as it challenged preconceptions of the refugee crisis in a fun and interactive way. Using our greenfingers we created “seed bombs” during our Micro-Volunteering Give It A Go. These are a mixture of clay, compost and seeds, and can be placed in any natural space to encourage plant growth to an area. To find out how to make your own go here.

Lastly, we recently donned our flatcaps to support the Brain Tumour Research and Support (BTRS) campaign Flat Cap Friday. To mark Brain Tumour Awareness month the charity get their flatcaps on to fundraise and raise awareness of brain tumours, and we joined in the fun by sharing photos of students in flatcaps to boost awareness on social media.  This was an opportunity for students to help a worthy cause in only a few minutes.

Micro-Volunteering consists of quick, easy and low-commitment activities which contribute to positive action or a good cause. If you have any ideas that would fit into this area, please contact Rhea at r.halsey@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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