Online communication (social media, blogs, your website or direct email) is an effective way to reach students.
Be sure to mark National Student Volunteer Week by updating people on volunteering within your programs and various causes.
Here are some ways to reach out to students:
- Promote current volunteering opportunities that relate to various disciplines available on and off campus.
- 'Spotlight' articles written by students about their volunteer experiences.
- Short pieces relating to volunteering, real-world experience and employability.
- Articles that highlight the benefits of volunteering such as the correlation between volunteering and enhanced learning.
- Blogs that cover the difference that students can make in their community through volunteering.
- Share photos of students 'in action' while volunteering.
- Updates on NSVW (or other volunteer events).
- Use the hashtag #NSVW19 for increased exposure.
We've put together a pitch to assist you explain NSVW to students!
“National Student Volunteer Week (NSVW) aspires to challenge and celebrate young people who are striving to make change through volunteering.
This year, from 12-18 August, a wide variety of events, activities, forums and awareness-raising campaigns led by higher education providers and schools will take place nationwide.
At [insert your institute] we're supporting student volunteering by holding [insert your event details].
Find out more about the week at nationalstudentvolunteerweek.org.au”
Have any questions about NSVW communications?