Volunteering Projects

Welcome to the SVB Volunteering Projects page. Below you will find a list of the projects that will be running from Welcome Week. Please note: SVB is made up of over 50 projects, but due to Covid-19 restrictions we are limited with what we can deliver. 

 

Connect 

“Connect@Bangor” is an innovative and impactful student led and volunteer run collaborative project which provides peer-to-peer and group support throughout a range of online and face-to-face engagements. Connect Team is focused on promoting positive peer relationships, mental health and wellbeing support for students inside and outside of the university campus.   In practice this means that Connect Well-Being Buddy volunteers would be available to assist Bangor students to settle in and get the most out from life at the university. For those students who are looking for a more relaxed way to meet, de-stress or just enjoy an interesting subject we organise weekly Online Drop In Sessions with the University Mental Health Advisers.   The project is taking a proactive approach in destigmatising issues surrounding mental health by improving the overall experience of university students that struggle with their emotional and mental health by engaging them through group activities and other partnering projects within the university and local community.

 

Please follow our Facebook page for regular updates on the project; 

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If you would like more information, please get in touch on our email;

connect.bangor@undebbangor.com

 

 

RAG

RAG (Raising and Giving) are the fundraising group within Undeb Bangor. Throughout the year we host numerous events and challenges to raise money for our chosen charities  ( this years charities are; NSPCC Cymru, North West Society for the Blind, Honeypot Children’s Charity and Barnardos). The structure of RAG is based on a RAG committee who create fun ways of raising money, supported by volunteers who help us deliver the events for students and the local community.

 

Please follow our Social Media pages for regular updates on the project; 

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If you would like more information, please get in touch on our email;

Rag.manager@undebbangor.com

 

 

Sbectrwm

This project organises weekly play sessions for children aged 5 to 11 years who are affected by Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Children attend the SVB Volunteering Centre where the team of volunteers support them with fun activities whilst giving parents some time to themselves. Volunteers need to be full of energy and ideas and have some understanding of the Autistic Spectrum. Sbectrwm has been running for over 10 years and was initially set up by a group of students in partnership with the National Autistic Society.

 

If you would like more information, please get in touch on our email;

sbectrwm@undebbangor.com

 

Greener Gwynedd

This project organises regular one off opportunities for volunteering on environmental projects and works in partnership with various organisations. The purpose of the project is to facilitate environmental volunteering amongst the student community by breaking down barriers which may prevent some people from volunteering outside of the Bangor area.

 

Please follow our Facebook page for regular updates on the project;

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If you would like more information, please get in touch on our email;

greener.gwynedd@undebbangor.com

 

 

Hungry Dragon 

Hungry Dragon is a sustainable food project saving surplus food in Bangor, Gwynedd. We convert surplus fruit and veggies from local supermarkets into yummy preserves and meals. The Hungry Dragon project works with, and is based out of, the Deiniol café in Bangor. All of our proceeds help the project expand and also help the café and cathedral with their initiatives.

 

Please follow our Facebook page for regular updates on the project;

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If you would like more information, please get in touch with SVB's Volunteer Coordinator;

hungrydragon@undebbangor.com

 

 

Healing Garden

We manage a student-led garden in the heart of Upper Bangor, next to St James's Church on Ffriddoedd Road. In 2010 we started to transform a quarter of a hectare of disused University land into a productive, beautiful and biodiverse organic garden.  Now on our 9th year, and second in partnership with Headway Gwynedd, the Brain Injury Foundation, the garden has grown to feature raised beds, living willow structures, Welsh heritage fruit trees and our sensory spiral and bog garden. This year we have grand plans to improve accessibility and make out garden brighter and more welcoming than ever.   Outside the garden we organise foodie trips, film nights and educational seminars to share knowledge; previous talks have included species identification, organic pest control and a history of organic gardening.  All Bangor students are welcome! Just grab your wellies and come along to one of our work parties.

 

Please follow our Facebook page for regular updates on the project;

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If you would like more information, please get in touch on our email;

healinggarden@undebbangor.com

 

 

STAG

STAG is the student presence at Treborth Botanic Gardens. We help out growing things, digging holes, and learning other exciting skills.  We accept people of all types and abilities-from the keenest of botanists to those who just want to dip their toes and try something new. There are many different jobs to be done in the gardens all year round, from working in the library to felling trees! So you can be sure that we'll find something for you! 

 

Please follow our Facebook page for regular updates on the project;

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If you would like more information, please get in touch on our email;

stag@undebbangor.com

 

 

Guide Dogs 

The Guide Dogs project aims to raise money and awareness for Guide Dogs for the Blind, to provide life changing help to those with sight loss. And in the process get to meet some amazing dogs and puppies!!

 

If you would like more information, please get in touch on our email;

guidedogs@undebbangor.com

 

Ffrind Cymraeg

Bangor University is proud to be a bilingual University and as a result, there are plenty of oppotunities for you to learn Welsh if you would like to. Our Ffrind Cymraeg project allows Welsh learners the opportunity to informally poractice chatting in Welsh to a native speaker from UMCB (Union of Welsh language students)

 

If you would like more information, please get in touch on our email;

ffrindcymraeg@undebbangor.com

 

 

Macmillan Neighbour

Macmillan Neighbour is a combined volunteer role we are looking to test with a view of building our presence in local communities. A Macmillan Neighbour can undertake a variety of activities, whether that means providing one-off emotional support to people affected by cancer, speaking at fundraising events or getting involved in a Macmillan campaign

 

If you would like more information, please get in touch with SVB's Volunteer Coordinator;

Gareth.williams@undebbangor.com

 

 

ELCOS Buddy Scheme 

The ELCOS buddy scheme aims to improve the English language skills of our international students, by being 'buddied up' with our native language volunteers. The buddy sessions will involve regular informal video-chats, whereby the pair can choose together the topics of conversation that they feel comfortable with.

 

If you would like more information, please get in touch with SVB's Volunteer Coordinator;

Gareth.williams@undebbangor.com

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