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Student Volunteering Expo

Volunteering Expo
Tuesday 2 May, 11.30am – 2.30pm
Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight

As part of Student Volunteer Week, 1 – 7 May, UC is hosting a Volunteering Expo, presented by Volunteering Canterbury.

Twenty five not-for-profit organisations will be there including City Harvest, English Language Partners, Pillars and Imagination Station.

Volunteers recruited through Volunteering Canterbury’s recruitment programme last year gifted 306,000 hours to the region, impacting on the lives of 36,000 people.

Come along and find out what volunteering opportunities are open to you. Read more>

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UC PGSA Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Pink Ribbon Bfast

Around 400 New Zealand women under the age of 44 are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Breast Cancer is much more treatable if detected early, with around 85% of women alive five years after diagnosis. This is why it is so important to raise awareness in young New Zealand women.

The UC PGSA is proud to host one of many Pink Ribbon Breakfasts this May, in support of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

The idea of the Pink Ribbon Breakfast is that anyone can host one, and anyone can help to make a difference. By hosting a breakfast, we’re asking our members to support our fundraising page and those who attend will be raising awareness for the foundation and be a part of some great discussions about Breast Cancer Awareness.

The UC PGSA Pink Ribbon Breakfast event will be held on Friday the 12th May from 8am-10am in the Undercroft 101 Seminar Room. Look out for our guest speaker and live acoustic music. Tickets are $7 and will be available from May 1st. From each ticket, $5 will go towards a donation for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation and $2 will help us cover the cost of food.

For further information and tickets, check out our Facebook event page or our website.

We look forward to our members, staff, and other students getting involved with this event. It’s for such a great cause, and even if you’re not a morning person, any small donation on our page would be greatly appreciated.