We are pleased that King’s Global Day of Service will take place on 25th March (to celebrate the day King’s was founded), but it will look a little different. Any volunteering activities that take place in March can contribute to our volunteering hours and demonstrate the positive impact that the King’s community has in the world.
King’s is the first university in the UK to run service events at this scale and our annual Global Day of Service activities represent our commitment to serving our local, national and international communities. We are calling on students, staff and alumni to arrange or take part in a volunteering event so that we can continue to make a positive difference.
All King’s Service Centre staff get the opportunity to take 3 days ‘volunteering’ leave known as Service Time, which is in addition to their annual leave to work on community-based activities and projects.
Staff at King’s Service Centre are invited to use their ‘Service Days’ in March to speak to an isolated elderly person on the phone, collect litter in their local area, help deliver shopping for a vulnerable individual or act as a mentor for a young person. They could also thank our healthcare workers through creating and distributing wellbeing boxes or volunteer to be an NHS volunteer responder. Other volunteering opportunities are also available working with local organisations, these are subject to current government guidelines.
King’s annual Global Day of Service is a great way of taking the Service ethos out into the world through volunteering. Giving back to society in this way not only has a positive impact on others but also improves your sense of wellbeing and belonging. Through volunteering, we can build stronger connections among our students, staff and alumni.
Momin Saqib, Alumni, KCLSU President (2017-18) and Engagement Officer (Vision 2029)
Look out for our follow up story in April to see what staff at King’s Service Centre did to contribute throughout the month.
If you would like to work for an organisation that is committed to serving their local, national and international communities then visit the ‘Join Us’ page to look at our current opportunities.