Volunteering England is pleased to announce that 20-26 February 2012 will be the eleventh year of Student Volunteering Week, so please put the date in your diary.

In the last major study 63% of surveyed students reported formally volunteering since they had started university, and gave just over 3 million hours to communities in the 2009/10 academic year.

Student Volunteering Week 2012, sponsored by Santander, celebrates the size and diversity of this contribution, as well as encouraging and supporting students and organisations in voluntary activities.

Visit for http://www.volunteering.org.uk/policy-and-campaigns/student-volunteering-week-2012 more information.
The second annual WiSCV event is the summer AGM and workers gathering, on the 14th of June 2012. This will be an opportunity to network within your region and workers across the UK, as well as meet some inspirational speakers. Fiona from UCL is now the WiSCV vice-chair and she will be organising the event and sending more information about it in the new year. For now, save the date, or get in touch with Fiona if you would like to offer any suggestions about the gathering. 
10th - 12th February 2012
Oxford Brookes University

This coming February, be part of the biggest student volunteering conference that the UK has seen for decades. Welcoming speakers from across the country to Oxford Brookes, with seminarsworkshops and debates all focused around supporting projects, Impact is an invaluable resource whether you are a volunteer, student leader, manager or worker in the sector. With an emphasis on shaping the future of the movement, Impact will give you the ideas, networks and resources to take student volunteering in your university forwards.

Want to create a great school project? Come to our seminar on educational volunteering projects. 
Need to get funds for your volunteering group? Check out our session on finance and fundraising. 
Want to know what £9,000 fees will do to your university outreach? 

We've got the debates on the future of student volunteering. Find out more for yourself. 

Visit www.impactconference.org.uk. We look forward to welcoming you in February.