Volunteering is an important part of everyday life. At The Roundhill Academy we try and engender a culture of volunteering so to inspire students to make a difference within their communities or to an individual’s life and develop compassion by giving service to others. Some of the projects that we undertake are:
Make a Difference Day. Year 8 students spend the day taking part in volunteering projects with different groups of people, helping in primary schools or elderly care homes, or undertaking litter picks and environmental projects
Christmas Hampers. All tutor groups create a Christmas Hamper which students from the JLT then deliver to elderly or disadvantaged local residents.
The Roundhill Mile. All students take part in the Roundhill Mile, running 2 laps of the school grounds whilst trying to raise money for charity. In 2016 the school raised over £8000 for Heartwise, a charity who specialise in delivering CPR and Defib training to young people.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Students from Years 9, 10 and 11 take part in long-term volunteering projects over a minimum of three months in a range of settings.
Any student who wishes to take part in a volunteering project can look at the Volunteering Directory on the school’s Intranet. This allows charities or community organisations to register their need for a volunteer and gives students a place to see what opportunities are happening in the local community.
Alternatively, students can get in touch with Syston & District Volunteering Group or Voluntary Action Leicestershire both of whom have a list of volunteering opportunities that students could get involved in.
If you are part of a charity or community organisation that would like to offer volunteer placements in your organisation then please Click Here to register your details