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Origami Volunteering Project (OVP) is a student-lead volunteering organisation that aims to provide stress-relief and a creativity outlet through the art of origami.

Previously, OVP has collaborated with a wide range of organisations, spanning from care homes to hospitals, thus extending this opportunity to individuals of varying backgrounds and ages, from children to the elderly. We are delighted to say that we have received a lot of positive feedback in the past few years, and many of our partners have expressed their intention to continue their collaboration with us in the upcoming year.

We have a range of opportunities where some volunteers can be more flexible in when they volunteer, as well as opportunities where we would expect regular attendance from our volunteers. You do not need to be an expert in origami to join us as long as you are eager to learn in our teaching workshops for volunteers! You are also very welcome if you have some experience in origami or if you are an origami enthusiast.

We all look forward to welcoming you to OVP!

See what other students say about this project

"Having one kid say "this really changed my life" was amazing!"
Lampojan Raveenthiranathan is a final year Engineering student and leads two of our Student-Led Volunteering projects; Engineers without Borders (an outreach project that inspires pupils to consider engineering as a potential career path) and Origami Volunteering Project (which teaches children in hospital wards how to make origami).
I saw how such a simple thing -doing origami- had such a positive impact
Ahad did a BSc in paediatrics and child health and is now in his 5th year of medical school. He talked to us about what it's like being Project Leader for the Origami Volunteering Project, which is part of the Origami Society. Tell us a little bit about the project.