Beyond Borders

Students involved with Beyond Borders will have the opportunity to support adults with mental health needs feel proud of their living space. Our garden at the nearby Warwick House service (a 15 minute walk from central campus) is currently underused by service users who would like to build their confidence and skills in gardening. We would like to invite student volunteers to develop and share their skills to create an appealing garden suitable for our service users; whether that is with flowers, fruit, vegetables or furniture. Volunteers will experience first-hand the difference their involvement will make, building the confidence and skills of service users. It also provides an opportunity to creatively develop your own portfolio of outdoor related skills. The project will run weekly during term time, with service users supporting the maintenance during holidays.

As a brand new project, we are excited to offer motivated students the opportunity to turn this project into their own! We are recruiting for four new positions; two student project managers who would plan and deliver the activities, and recruit a small pool of additional student volunteers to support the activities. Two student fundraising/events managers will also be recruited to support the group through fundraising for project materials and promoting the project to students on campus. This latter opportunity offers students direct experience for future marketing, events and fundraising careers.

The projects partner, Creative Support is able to provide professional and extensive support for the recruited management team through their Investing in Volunteers’ accredited program. 

 

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