Student Volunteering Network is a peer support network for anyone employed by a UK higher or further education institution to support student volunteering activity.
We have an active mail base, as well as networking and training events throughout the year. If you are not registered with the mail base then please visit www.groupspaces.com/wiscv/subscribe and sign up with your institutional email address.
How is SVN relevant to me?
It is there to support you as a worker with access to best practice, guidance and information. It also provides the opportunity to network with people who do the same job and to exchange ideas and to share problems (and positives!) with colleagues who understand.
What does SVN do?
We have a Mailbase, which members are encouraged to join so that you can request ideas from other members and keep up-to-date with things that are happening in the student volunteering sector. Click here for information on how to join etc.
SVN links in to regional and national bodies, in order to raise the profile of student volunteering and represent our members etc. For more information on how SVN works and the links we have to other bodies click here.
We have regional groups which meet between 4-6 times each year. Attending the regional meetings gives you the chance to meet with others doing a similar role and share ideas. Many groups run regional events, which can be a great way to significantly raise the profile of student volunteering where you’re based. Regional groups are also good fun and a great source of support. Information about your nearest SVN region can be found here.
Who are the SVN Reps?
Each SVN region has a designated worker (elected from within the region) who co-ordinates the region and liaises with the National Committee to ensure members’ needs are catered for.
All our regions are encouraging communication with staff from Further Education who work with volunteers and appreciate FE workers input into regional meetings. We are aiming to improve our links with FE volunteer workers, so if you are involved in volunteering in a local FE institution, please contact your regional rep and get involved in your Regional SVN network.
How do I find out what region I am in?
If you're not sure which region you belong to, please contact the SVN National Committee’s Network Development Officer Steph Hughes S.L.J.Hughes@kent.ac.uk