Each year in March, students, staff and alumni take part in a range of volunteering activities across the world to celebrate King’s Global Day of Service.
King's Global Day of Service is 25 March, in recognition of the day King’s was founded, but any volunteering activities that take place in March can contribute to our volunteering hours.
Last March 544 volunteers from the King’s community across 53 different countries spent an incredible 2,323 hours volunteering. This year, we want to have an even greater impact, so we are calling on you to arrange or take part in a volunteering event!
Why should I volunteer?
Volunteering is a great way to enhance your sense of purpose and belonging, develop skills and experiences, and contribute meaningfully to communities. Research has shown that volunteering can improve wellbeing, reduce isolation, and increase life satisfaction.
The NHS wheel of wellbeing is a great tool to use when thinking about how volunteering can support your own health and happiness. We believe volunteering should be mutually beneficial, so don't be afraid to choose an activity that prioritises your needs.
Sounds great! How do I get involved?
There are numerous ways for you to take part. Head to the King's website to discover a more about how to make a positive difference.
You might like to mentor a young person, lend a hand at a foodbank, take action on a sustainability campaign, or support an isolated person with their digital skills. You could also use your time to organise an event for a charitable cause or lend your skills as a trustee for your local charity.
If you do undertake voluntary activities in March, make sure to log your hours by completing our short Global Day of Service impact form. This way we can keep track of our positive impact and celebrate your contributions.
Already volunteer? That’s great! You can log your regular volunteering hours on the form as part of our service activities.
Although in the UK people are no longer being asked to work or volunteer from home, the main priority should be to keep yourself and others safe. Before volunteering you should read the government guidelines for wherever you are, and changes are coming into effect from 1 April 2022 in the UK for anyone volunteering or working in regulated Care Quality Commission (CQC) settings, such as hospitals and care homes. You can read the UK government’s guidelines on how to help safely on the UK government website. If you are volunteering with a charity or community organisation, please also carefully read their health & safety guidelines.