WHAT ARE REGULAR PROJECTS?
Regular Projects is the name we give to volunteering opportunities that happen on a weekly basis. Every regular project has at least two weekly sessions which you can attend, so just pick whatever day and time suits you best. Just because it runs weekly doesn't mean you have to attend weekly, you could simply pop by once or try a different project each week!

There are sixteen regular projects overall and they cover almost every interest you could have: art, animals, coding, the environment… We’ve got it all! Absolutely no prior experience is needed for any of the projects.

Ten of our regular projects exclusively go into schools, both primary and secondary, to lead hour long sessions with children. Whether it’s teaching maths, learning about ancient Egypt or erupting papier-mâché volcanos, volunteers enjoy spending time with kids and having some time away from the scary and sometimes stressful world of grown-ups.

Two of our regular projects visit care homes to spend time with elderly residents and although care homes are known for their peace & tranquillity, it can get pretty wild when our volunteers attend. Singing, dancing, pancake flipping… These are just some of the things that regularly go on inside these projects.

However, if people (old or young) aren’t your thing, then we have regular projects which go into animal sanctuaries and even Colchester Zoo! There is a regular project for everyone and all costs are covered, material and travel. So what are you waiting for?

If you want to take on the role of Session Leader, drop us a message here.

Activities
Animal Protection Regular Project

Do you love working with animals? Do you want to help care for Cats and Dogs? If so, then make sure to sign up for Animal Protection and get ready to spend some time with lots of adorable animals. WHEN? Wednesdays (12:20PM - 16:00PM), Saturdays (09:45AM- 13:14 PM)


Art Club Regular Project

Are you a fan of getting covered in gold dust and amazingness. Want to let your creative juices flow? Then make sure you join Art Club. WHEN? Mondays (10:00AM - 11:30AM), Tuesdays (15:00PM - 16:00PM)


Coding Club Regular Project

Meet the next generation of computer geniuses! Help teach children IT skills and computer programming. No previous coding skills necessary. WHEN? Mondays (15:15PM - 16:00PM), Wednesdays (15:15PM - 16:15PM)


Conservation & Sustainability Regular Project

Are you passionate about the environment? Then join like-minded people and get ready to save the world. WHEN? Saturdays (13:00PM - 16:00PM) and Tuesdays (15:00PM - 16:00PM)


Einstein Regular Project

Love crazy experiments? Fancy yourself a bit of a mad scientist? Then get ready to help teach local primary school children all about the wacky world of science! WHEN? Wednesdays (15:15PM - 16:15PM)


Golden Age Regular Project

Need a break from university life? Want to make a difference in the local community? Sounds like you could provide great company for elderly people! WHEN? Wednesdays (14:30PM - 15:30PM), Thursdays (14:15PM - 15:15PM), Fridays (14:00PM - 15:00PM)


Lend a Hand Regular Project

Want to give something back? You can help out people from a disadvantaged background to improve their basic literacy and numeracy skills. WHEN? Sundays (12:00PM - 14:00PM)


Lingo Regular Project

Do you speak Spanish, French or German? Want to help local schools or practise a second language yourself? Then join Lingo! WHEN? Mondays (9:00AM - 11:00AM), Wednesdays (15:15PM - 16:15PM), Thursdays (11:00AM - 12:15PM; 13:15PM - 14:15PM and 14:15PM - 15:15PM)


Numbers Regular Project

Do you think Maths is the bee’s knees? Want to help kids learn in a fun way? This is the project for you. WHEN? Thursdays (13:20PM - 14:00PM), Fridays (15:15PM - 16:00PM)


Origami Regular Project

Need to de-stress? Want to have fun and get creative? Then help to deliver sessions in local primary schools and care homes about the art of origami. WHEN? Wednesdays (15:00PM - 16:00PM), Fridays (14:00PM - 15:00PM)


Photography Club Regular Project

Love trying new things? Want to help kids see things through a different perspective? Then join Photography Club! WHEN? TBA


Refugee Teaching Programme (RTP) Regular Project

We work together with Essex Integration to help teach English to local refugees. If you want to get involved in this fantastic cause, apply now. WHEN? Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (10:30AM - 12:15PM)


Regular Project Training and Workshop

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Teaching Assistants Regular Project

If you’re looking to gain valuable experience, then this is the project for you! Help to deliver sessions in local primary schools, no previous skills necessary. WHEN? Mondays (13:00PM - 15:00PM), Wednesdays (9:00AM - 12:00PM)


Time Travellers Regular Project

Are you a History buff? Fancy helping to teach kids in a fun and creative way? Join Time Travellers and help local primary schools step back in time. WHEN? Wednesdays (13:00PM - 14:00PM and 14:00PM - 15:00PM)


Wellbeing Ambassadors Regular Project

The SU want to provide better mental health services on campus, but need your help! Wellbeing Ambassadors deliver sessions on campus and schools. If you want to make a difference, join us!


World Explorers Regular Project

Do you love learning new things? Want to teach kids about countries and their cultures? Then become a World Explorer! WHEN? Wednesdays (15:00PM - 16:00PM)