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March 9th to the 11th 2018

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For those of you who don’t know, Jailbreak is a major event in the student calendar.  The general idea is that you are in teams of 2-4 and you have 52 hours to get as far away from Cardiff and back as possible. The catch? You are not allowed to spend your money on travel. You’ll have to beg, borrow (we don’t advise stealing) and charm your way onto flights, ferries and coaches.

In 2017, the winning team made it to Cyprus and back, breaking all previous Cardiff records! Other 2017 teams made it to Belfast, France and Spain! Creativity and endurance will be rewarded, here at Cardiff Volunteering, we want to see the wildest and wackiest ways you can get across the world.

There will also be prizes for various challenges that we will be issuing over the 52 hours, with an overall prize for the team that gets the furthest and back in the allocated time – the more outrageous and creative you can be, the more likely you are to win a prize.

Part of a sports team or society? This will count as one of your volunteering activities with Cardiff Volunteering for the tiering system! (You need to do 1 a year for silver, 1 a term for gold). Also half of all the funds you raise can go towards your society/sports team/another charity of your choice

Check out the video below to see how one of the 2017 Jailbreak teams did and how much fun they had!


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Cardiff Award student? Jailbreak hours count towards your Cardiff Award hours too!

If you're more of a homebird, don't worry, we'll have plenty of opportunities to get involved at basecamp here in Cardiff, which is just as much fun.


Buy your team tickets here Early bird tickets: £10 per person. Early bird ticket sale ends on 8th January 2018. Normal ticket price is £15 per person and ends on 2nd March at 11pm.