Discovery students hold Air Show fundraiser to help volunteering projects

Students from Discovery, the Swansea University student volunteering charity, spent the weekend of the Swansea Air Show raising funds with the university campus security team to help support future Discovery projects.

‌The students from the Discovery Gardening and Decorating project team raised a total of £2465 by collecting money for parking at the Singleton Park Campus over the weekend.

Liam Kelleher, a Physics PhD student who co-ordinated the work said: “The University’s security team were amazing to volunteer with and their support for Discovery is greatly appreciated!”

All Discovery volunteers attend mandatory training and complete an enhanced DBS check before volunteering and some volunteers can also attend additional training where appropriate. They can volunteer in any of four main volunteering areas:

  Discovery fundraising at Air ShowInvolve which supports vulnerable adults, including supporting people with additional needs to get involved with activities or to volunteer themselves.  It also includes supporting older members of the community, particularly those who may be isolated.

Inspire which supports children and young people and volunteers can support a buddy reading scheme or young people affected by autism.  The can also work at Sketty Park Youth Group, or with child refugees and asylum seekers.

Interact which focuses on improving the environment and activities include litter picks, serving surplus food meals to vulnerable community members and working on gardening and decorating projects

International which centres on the Swansea Siavonga Partnership, a community work project based in Siavonga in Zambia.

More information about volunteering can be found here