Clémence Smith and Ana Anajuba, Editors-in-Chief, spoke to Bookmark Reading Charity, who help improve children’s literacy rates and are actively looking for new volunteers.
Voluntourism: A Force for Exploitation?
“Iwill never retweet appeals that treat poor children as opportunities to enhance Westerners CVs”. Those were the words of author J.K. Rowling in a stream of tweets in August 2016 after she was asked to endorse a charity offering volunteer opportunities in orphanages. This condemnation of the growing trend of young volunteers from wealthy countries, […]
Why we should think about the homeless at Christmas
There’s nothing like some jarring juxtaposition at Christmastime, when middle class mothers and determinedly festive students rush out of John Lewis and Build-a-Bear Workshops clutching extravagant gifts whilst destitute folk sit outside the store clutching their elbows from the cold. A 2017 ITV report states that homelessness is at an all time high in Exeter, […]
Morocco Travel Guide
Fancy immersing yourself into the heart of Moroccan culture but not sure how to go about organising it? Why don’t you consider volunteering out there! This previous summer, I spent a few weeks out in Morocco volunteering with Uber Volunteers (and no, it has nothing to do with the taxi company). We spent time volunteering […]
Applications open for Summer Adventures 2017
Exeter Student Volunteers is recruiting students for its flagship Summer Adventures Project, helping to provide respite and support for young carers in Exeter. Organised and run by student volunteers, this year’s project takes place in early August – and applications for general volunteers are open until 24 February. “It aims to give young carers a respite break from their […]
Travel Tips: Look Before you Book
It can be pretty hard to try and save money when travelling, even if you’re already on a shoestring budget. From booking flights, to finding accommodation, to trying out new foods and buying souvenirs, there’s always another opportunity to siphon your money away during a trip. So here are a few tips to make your […]
BBC offers volunteering opportunities in Exeter
In the build up to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, taking place on the 28th and 29th of May, Exeposé spoke to Angie Pitt, Outreach Manager for BBC Radio 1, to discuss the many opportunities for students and young people across Exeter and Devon. These opportunities are wide ranging, from volunteering with local charities, to […]
Students befriend bereaved children with charity Balloons
E xeter students are being trained as volunteer grief support workers for a local charity. Founded in 2007, Balloons, whose name was inspired by the expression “Bereavement and Loss – Looking onwards”, provides bereavement support to children and young people after the death of someone significant in their lives, in Exeter, East and Mid Devon. Volunteer grief support […]