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Durham University Volunteering Events

Durham University Volunteering holds and supports many events throughout the year in partnership with local organisations. Scroll down to see the latest information about what community events are happening!

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Alongside 4 other North East universities – Newcastle University, Northumbria University, University of Sunderland and Teesside University – Durham University are organising a festive food drive to collect donations. Why not lend a helping hand this festive season by making a donation for those in need across the North East?

Taking place from the 1st-30th of November, you can make donations at any of the locations below:

Suggested Donations

  • UHT milk
  • Tinned meat (hotdogs, meatballs etc)
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned fruit
  • Sponge / rice puddings
  • Long-life juice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned veg (potatoes, carrots, green beans, tomatoes etc)
  • Tinned meals (spaghetti, chicken or veg curries, chillies)
  • Tinned soup
  • Jams and spreads
  • Cream crackers
  • Cooking sauce (packets / jars)
  • Baked beans / tinned spaghetti
  • Tea / coffee
  • Sandwich spread paste / jam
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Soup (packets / tins)
  • Biscuits
  • Custard / Rice Pudding / Angel Delight

Non-food Items

  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet rolls
  • Washing up liquid
  • laundry deteregent pods
  • Soap

Donation Sorting Session

Help us sort all the food donations on Thursday 7th December, 9.00am – 4.00pm. Sign up below!

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For a full list of staff volunteering events, volunteering fairs and team challenges please visit our TeamKinetic calendar here.

For a full list of student volunteering events and opportunities please visit the student TeamKinetic calendar here.