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Christmas Decoration Making Part 2

Let's the Christmas magic begin! Come and help us prepare Christmas decoration while having some tunes on and enjoying mince pies! You can pop up for an hour or two!
When? Friday, 16th November 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Fordham Heath Nature-ing

You've had a month and a half of uni, we know it's getting a bit stuffy. Come out with us for a day of taking your essay frustrations on pesky tree stumps and snaggy shrubbery. Also, free, hot lunch!
When? Saturday, 17th November, 9:30AM - 3PM

Christmas Decorators

Join our decorating team as we make our venues gorgeous for the winter period. Wrap yourself in warm clothes and have some fun!
When? Saturday, 17th November, 10AM-6PM

Christmas Decorators Part 2

Join our decorating team as we make our venues gorgeous for the winter period. Wrap yourself in warm clothes and have some fun!
When? Sunday 18th December 10PM-6PM

Last One Standing and Laser Tag event set up

Sports is bringing Laser Tag to you! But they need your help to get it running. Come and join us.
When? Tuesday, 20th November 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Last One Standing and Laser Tag Event Pack Down

Sports is bringing Laser Tag to you! But as all big events this one finishes too and we need your help to pack it down.
When? Tuesday, 20th November 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Mural painting at Haven Lodge care home

Let's get arts-y. We're heading out to another care home, this time in Clacton to paint a library scene and the Clacton Pier on their conservatory walls.
When? Saturday, 24th November, 9:30AM - 3PM

Colchester Town Christmas Light Switch On

For a second year in a row we've been asked to light up Colchester for Christmas! Come and spread the Christmas Spirit by helping with the Christmas Lights event on Colchester High Street.
When? Sunday, 25th November 1:00PM - 5:30PM

Winter Night Market Marshalls

Want to help Winter Night Market magic happen? Then come along and help us with a gigantic snow globe and Santa's Grotto (yes, Santa will be on our Campus!)
When? Friday, 30th November 3:30PM - 8:00PM

Winter Night Market's Fire Juggling Marshalls

Want to help Winter Night Market magic happen? Then come along and help us ensure that fire show is safe and hot!
When? Friday, 30th November 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Cat's Protection project

Join us in giving feral and community cats a warmer place to sleep in this winter!
When: 1st December 11AM-3PM around Colchester

Santa Parade Helpers

Want to help Christmas Magic happen? Then come along and be a Santa's Parade helper! Let's spread the joy and fun
When? Wednesday, 12th December 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Bag Pack for MIND Charity at Marks and Spencer

Still need to push those volunteers hours up this term? Well have a look at this amazing opportunity for the last day of the term!
When? Friday, 16th December 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Gift Wrapping

Wait, you said there was nothing going on during the Winter Break? Well check this out! VTeam has gift wrapping volunteering opportunity! You can volunteer just for an hour or two!
When? Monday, 17th December 11:00AM - 3:00PM

*ACTORS NEEDED* Halloween Fright Nights at Colchester Zoo

Are you a drama student looking for some extra things to add to your portfolio? Are you looking for drama related short work placements for your course? Or do you just love drama and acting? If you answered yes to any of these questions, check this opportunity!

Project Worker (health and social care) at Beacon House

Are you willing to improve your confidence, self-awareness, flexibility or interpersonal skills? Or maybe you would like to get some social work experience? Click here to find out more

Events Assistant Community 360

We are seeking a volunteer to work with us to design, facilitate and evaluate our community events over the next few months. We will be running a series activities over the Winter to help to improve access to support services for people who live in Colchester. This will link to our One Colchester shop, based in Colchester town centre. We are also organising outreach events to promote local services and this will require support in the planning and facilitation of the work.

Skills Workshop project coordinator, Y.E.S. (youth enquiry service)

As part of our fundraising drive into schools, we are looking to establish a skills workshop for 6th form students looking to go to university. The workshop will be a 6-part workshop dealing with several aspects of university life that is sometimes overlooked by students, including “healthy eating on a budget”, “Plagiarism”, “Mental Health” etc.
We require students who are willing to help design course content and deliver workshops when booked by schools.

'Jailbreak' project fundraising project coordinator, Y.E.S. (youth enquiry service)

You'll be helping Y.E.S. with one of the most ambitious and potentially the most exciting role! They're looking for a student to
head up and drive a singular fundraising campaign in connection with the student RAG (fundraising week)week and SU of the University of Essex.

Fundraising Board project coordinator, Y.E.S. (youth enquiry service)

Y.E.S., the youth enquiry service in Colchester has grand ideas on how to help the local communities of Colchester and Tendring. They're looking for a motivated, determined volunteer that can help develop and implement their ideas.

Event Speaker, Action on Hearing Loss

We need you to help us spread our message by delivering workshops to schools, businesses and community groups to help them understand the importance of inclusion for those who are deaf, have a hearing loss or tinnitus.

Animal Protection Project

Do you have a thing for pussies? We do too...
This project visits Colchester Cat Rescue every week to help them keep the place clean and tidy.
When? Saturdays, 10:00-13:00

Art Club

Are you creative and don't mind getting covered in gold dust and amazingness? Then make sure you join Art Club.
WHEN? Mondays (15:00-16:00), Tuesdays (15:00-16:00), Wednesdays (10:00-11:30), Thursdays (15:10-16:00).

Coding Club

Want to meet the future generation of hackers? How about teach them? Join the Coding Club and come shape the minds of kids that will be the next (hopefully) white hats of the world. Previous coding skills not required, just an open mind.
When? Mondays(15:00-16:00), Wednesdays (15:15-16:15) and Thursdays(18:00-20:00)

Dedicated Volunteer Service

Are you the nicest, kindest person in the world? Great, exactly who we wanted. You'll be helping out fellow students with disabilities during social events as well as with some day to day activities to have the same awesome experience as you.
WHEN? Various times

Eco Warriors

Do you have a reusable water bottle and a balk at the idea of straws? Perfect, us too, that's why we think you'd be perfect to tell kids how they can do that too.
WHEN? Mondays (15:00-16:00)

Einstein Project

Fancy yourself the next fluffy haired genius? Or maybe just have a passion for blowing things up? Maybe click away if you're looking for the latter but definitely click through for the genius.
WHEN? Tuesdays (15:00-16:00), Wednesdays (15:00-16:00), Thursdays (15:20-16:15)

Golden Age

Interested in stories of the past? Come chat to the best storytellers in this neck of the woods over a cup of tea or some Wii games.
WHEN? Mondays(14:00-15:00,15:00-16:00), Tuesdays(15:00-16:00), Thursdays(14:30-15:30).

Global Voices

Do you speak a language other than English? Perfect! Join Global Voices and teach kids your culture.
WHEN? Thursdays (13:00-14:00, 15:00-16:00)


Do you speak Spanish, French or German? Want to help 11-16 year olds learn languages? Then join Lingo, local schools need your help!
When? Wednesdays(15:10-16:00), Thursdays(11:15-12:15), Fridays(11:15-12:15, 13:50-14:50)

Lend A Hand

Want to give something back to the world? You can help out a group of people from a disadvantaged background to improve their basic skills to be successful.
WHEN? Thursdays(14:30-17:30), Sundays(10:00-14:00)

Marine Life Conservation

Are you passionate about marine life, conservation and environment? Do you want to practice your presentation skills? Then sign up now!
When? Saturdays & Sundays (13:00-16:00)

Money Mind

Do you have your own spreadsheet for weekly expenditures? Spread that valuable knowledge and process, the world needs to know how to do that!
When? Wednesdays, 15:00-16:00


Do you think Maths is the bees knees? This is the project for you. Join Numbers to show kids that they can learn Maths in a fun, engaging way.
When? Wednesdays, 15:00-16:00


Do you hold on to random pieces of wrapping paper you can't bare to throw out? You're one of us, paper hoarder. But come lear a few fun ways to use it up so it doesn't just clutter up your desk and you can then share your appreciation for paper and Origami even more.
When? Mondays (14:00-15:00), Tuesdays (15:20-16:15), Wednesdays (15:00-16:00), Thursdays (15:10-16:00)


Do you always look at life through a camera lens? Maybe you are good with a camera? Do you want to teach young children how to take photos and make the most of it? Join Photography Club
When? Tuesdays (15:00-16:00), Wednesdays (15:00-16:00), Thursdays (15:20-16:15)

Refugee Teaching Programme

We work together with Essex Integration to help teach English to local refugees. If you want to get involved in this fantastic cause, apply now.
When? TBC

Street Law

Are you a stickler for the letter of the law and you think others should understand how great that is? Or just how to legally avoid illegality? You're in the right place.
When? TBC

Teaching Assistants

Think you've got what it takes to shape the minds of future generations? How about you give it a try before you commit?
When? Thursdays, 09:00-12:00

Time Travellers

Are you a History buff? How about you share some of that knowledge you smart cookie, you.
When? Thursdays (13:00-14:00)

Wellbeing Ambassadors

The SU heard you when you said Mental Health on campus needed to be talked about more. Be more out in the open. We listened and we're putting together events and activities that will do just that. We do need your help to be able to achieve that so we're asking if you want to be one of our Wellbeing Ambassadors - we'd really like to meet you :).

World Matters

Do you think the world needs to be looked at more critically and major decisions challenged? So do we, and we think the new generations should to and that you can help us with that.
When? Mondays (14:00-15:00)