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23rd February 2015

Celebrate the unsung #VoluntHero at the Union this week

The Students’ Union and University of Manchester have teamed up to deliver a week full of volunteering activities, this year aimed at shining the spotlight on unsung heroes.

This week, from Monday 23rd of February to the 1st of March, the Students’ Union and the University of Manchester have again teamed up to celebrate the work of student volunteers, this year in particular spotlighting the work of the ‘Unsung Heroes’ working hard under the radar.

They aim to encourage students to get involved and recognise those at the university and outside it who give up their time for a cause such as charity work without financial reward.

A variety of events have been organised every day this week, including this Monday’s ‘Fun Day’ with a superhero themed photo booth erected in the Students’ Union Foyer.

Tomorrow’s Tuesday ‘Choose Day’ will see, amongst other things, the Bogle Stall, organised by Manchester RAG, in the Students’ Union Foyer throughout the day, whilst later in the day ‘Hungry for Change?’, a student action homeless event and collection, will be held from 5pm.

Other notable events throughout the week will include, the Unsung Heroes thank you in the Students’ Union Foyer throughout ‘Winners Wednesday’, the Reclaim the Night March and after party from 7pm at Owen’s Park on ‘Throwback Thursday’, and the sponsored Fuse FM broadcast which will begin at midday on ‘Fundraiser Friday’.

For the full scheduled timetable of events that will be held throughout student volunteering week, visit the calendar of events which can be found on the University of Manchester Student’s Union website, under the volunteering section. Further information on individual events can also be found on the Manchester RAG Facebook page.

To be more involved in Volunteering Week you can also follow the events at @VoluntHero on Twitter and tweet your pictures and information about your volunteering experience.

The VoluntHero team will be looking out all week for students using the #VoluntHero hashtag to retweet to their audience.

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