amy_volunteering's blog

The Guardian International Development Journalism Competition

The Guardian recognises that some issues faced by the developing world can be overlooked in the media.  In its fifth year of being run, the competition involves writing a feature 650-1000 words on 'an aspect of global poverty that deserves greater media exposure'.  Around 40 of the best entries will be published on The Guardian website, then 16 finalists (eight amateur, eight professional) will be flown to a developing country where they will be tasked with researching a new assignment.&

Journalism students helping at Medway's Dragons' Den

Students at the University’s Medway campus[1] will have a chance to demonstrate their entrepreneurial flair and help the local community at a new Dragons' Den-style event next week.

Eight students will pitch their ideas for a new community-based volunteering project to a panel of 'Dragons' including representatives from companies and charities in the region.

Journalism students needed for Medway Magazine Nubia

This is an excellent volunteering opportunity for any Journalism student. Nubia magazine (based at Chatham Dockyard) are looking for journalists to write for their community web-site, to research community stories and new items that will interest grassroot community based organisations, with a particular focus on BME (Black and Minority Ethnics) community members. Their website is

There are four positions open to all Journalism students, these are:

Digital Marketing and Social Media Officer
Graphic Designer
Press Officer

KSCV Volunteering Awards 28th May 2010

There will be a free meal for all students (and their 'plus ones') who have volunteered and logged their hours on

If you have been involved with volunteering in or out of university, you can put your hours towards the KSCV (Kent Student Certificate for Volunteering). Awards can be gained through volunteering for 25+ hours each academic year, you are allowed to backdate any volunteering you have done since last summer.


Hi, I'm Amy, the new Volunteering and Skills Co-ordinator at the University of Kent at Medway. I'm looking for students who might be interested in volunteering at the university, in the community and abroad.

There are various projects abroad available, including 'Journalism in Romania'. The overseas voluntary work does cost money, but I can look into fundraising if you are interested. For more details, visit: