Past Action Days

Past Action Days

This page contains information about Action Days that have already run this year. All quotes have been taken from UWE students who volunteered on that particular day. For Action Days available to sign up to now, click here.

Julian House Colour Run - 27/09/15

20 brilliant volunteers got involved with our first Action Day of the year! The Colour Run Action Day involved throwing powder paint at hundreds of fun-runners, raising thousands of pounds for Julian House, a local charity tackling the causes of homelessness.

"It was amazingly fun!"

Winterbourne Barn Festival - 04/10/15

Our second Action Day involved helping with stalls and games at Winterbourne Medieval Barn's annual festival!

"An awesome experience that will help me in the future"

Windmill Hill City Farm - 07/10/15

Our team of volunteers helped set the foundations for a new community garden at Windmill Hill City Farm, and also had loads of fun feeding the animals!

"I really enjoyed meeting new people and having fun at the farm"

Milestones Trust - 10/10/15

A great day spent helping a Milestones Trust service user, who has learning disabilities, move some raised garden beds to a new home.

"Enjoyed doing something I don't usually do whilst being able to make new friends"

The Community Farm - 17/10/15

More than 20 students came along to help tend to The Community Farm in Chew Magna. Check out this video of the day's activities!

"Great for taking a break from hectic studies"

Avon Valley Railway - 21/10/15

Our Action Day volunteers spent the afternoon helping spruce up train carriages along the Avon Valley Railway's historic line, and get them ready for Halloween with some spooky decorations!

"I enjoyed helping today! #TeamWorkatUWE"

National Autistic Society - 24/10/15

For the National Autistic Society Action Day, we visited one of the charity's residential homes in Bristol, and a great time painting some of the rooms a lovely new colour!

"The people were amazing and it was so much fun"

It's in the Bag - 06/11/15

Our volunteers had a fantastic evening watching the Downend Round Table Fireworks, whilst raising money for testicular cancer awareness charity It's in the Bag. You can watch a video of the incredible display here!

"A night to remember"

Surfers Against Sewage - 07/11/15

A brilliant group of UWE students spent the morning clearing up the banks of the Avon Gorge, just beneath the beautiful Clifton Suspension Bridge, as part of Surfers Against Sewage's Autumn Beach Clean series.

"The event was so meaningful - you can really see the difference"

Groundwork South - 18/11/15

This Action Day involved visiting local environmental charity Groundwork South at their base in Lockleaze Youth & Play Space, just down the road from Frenchay Campus, and helping with a project designed to improve road safety in developing nations, by ensuring that child car seats being sent out were in good working order.

"Fun, great, brilliant"

Brunelcare - 25/11/15

Our first Christmas Action Day of 2015! We visited one of Brunelcare's nearby elderly care homes, and helped put up festive decorations, decorate Christmas trees, and make delicious mince pies, as well as socialising with all the lovely residents!

"Really enjoyable and motivating!"

UWE Charity Xmas Fair - 02/12/15

At UWE's annual Charity Christmas Fair, organised by Accommodation Services, our volunteers assisted with a cake stall and a tombola stall, as well as helping Santa himself, all whilst raising money for Cancer Research UK!

"Very enjoyable"       "Merry Christmas!"

Saltford Santa Dash - 06/12/15

Our wonderful volunteers had a fantastic time collecting money and cheering on hundreds of fun-runners at the annual Saltford Santa Dash, an event that raised thousands of pounds for two local charities: Time2Share and Bath & NES Carers' Centre!

"It was amazing!"     "I would definitely do it again"