King's Global Day of Service - March 2019

#VolunteerKings

A large group of Global Day of Service volunteers

On 25 March 2019, King’s Global Day of Service will return and we want to help you make a big difference in your community.

In 2018, King’s held its first Global Day of Service, which brought together alumni, students and friends of King’s to volunteer and serve communities around the globe. It was a huge success with 170 volunteers completing 550 hours of service across four continents and making an estimated economic impact worth thousands of pounds.

We want to make this year even bigger.

How you can get involved...

If you’re interested in organising a community service event in your city, then please contact us at forever@kcl.ac.uk with the subject line 'Global Day of Service'. Last year, alumni groups got together to take part in range of volunteering activities such as cleaning up local parks, sorting through items at charity shops and collecting donations for a local food charity.

In 2018, alumni volunteers in Mumbai helped prepare
and serve food 
to cancer patients and children in need.

How can we help you?

We will help promote your activity to alumni, provide you with a goodie-pack for your volunteering and be on hand to offer advice and guidance.

Read/download our volunteer pack now for advice on how to make the most of your day.

We will keep this page updated with upcoming volunteering events that you can get involved in, so make sure to check back.

Last year, alumni volunteers in Shanghai helped
sort through clothing donations for a local charity.

Benefits of volunteering

Not only is volunteering beneficial for your community, but it can be very rewarding for you! Volunteering can help you:

  • Boost your mental and physical health.
  • Meet new people and build stronger networks.
  • Feel a part of your local and wider community.
  • Boost your self-confidence.
  • Gain experience and advance in your career.

Do your little bit of good where you are

Can’t attend a community service event? As Desmond Tutu says, ‘it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world’ and you can still take part in King’s Global Day of Service in your own smaller way. For example, you could:

  • Pick up litter in your local park or green space
  • Donate food to a local food bank
  • Donate clothes to a local charity or homeless shelter
  • Help an elderly neighbour with their shopping

Recognising your work

We want to celebrate and share all the amazing volunteer work you get up to so make sure to log your volunteering hours and we'll create a record of your impact. You can also get involved by sharing photos and videos of your activities on social media. Make sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using @KCLAlumni and use the official event hashtag #VolunteerKings along with #ForeverKings and #ServiceAtKings.

If you don’t use social media you can still share your photos and videos with us via the email below and we can post them to our website and social media channels.

For more information or if you have any questions, please email us at forever@kcl.ac.uk with the subject line 'Global Day of Service'.

Read/download our volunteer pack now.