Aston Staff Volunteering

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All staff can take two days paid volunteering leave each year to participate in a wide range of voluntary opportunities in the local area. It's a great way to pursue an interest, learn new skills, have some fun and help our local community.  Comments from staff who have volunteered, can be found here.

Upcoming events

In partnership with Mosaic, staff are invited to help young people to develop and realise their potential via mentoring in local Schools.  Further information can be found here

Any Friday from 10am to 2pm at SIFA Fireside in Digbeth.  Prepare and serve food to homeless and/or alcohol dependent clients and those less fortunate.  Contact Sarah Hosten for further information.

Watch this space for details of ad-hoc activities in partnership with the RSPCA, Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust, Age UK, SIFA Fireside and Birmingham Park Rangers.

There are always opportunities available ongoing throughout the year - please see the opportunities page for details.


New activities have been added to the staff volunteering portfolio.  Take a look at the ongoing opportunities for further information.  These include acting as guides with Action for Blind People, and providing reading and maths assistance at a local primary school. 

Watch this space for new activities and challenges in conjunction with existing partners such as CSV and Birmingham City Council, but also St Basils, Age UK and British Waterways.

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Aston University staff have the chance to get out in the fresh air and improve the environment in the local area and for the local community.  Some of the 'thank you' letters we have received for these activities can be accessed here.