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Volunteering is any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the community, environment or individuals who are not related to you.

Would you like to make new friends, have fun, gain extra experience, build your skills or enhance your CV?  

Maybe you’d like to apply the learning from your course or do something that benefits someone else or the environment?

Volunteering can help you do all this and more! 

Welcome Helper Applications Open Now!

Welcome Helpers play a vital role in supporting new students and helping them settle into University life.  We are now recruiting for Welcome Helpers and Welcome Helper Team Leaders to help during Welcome Weeks in September 2017.

Apply for the Welcome Helper roles here.

Applications close on 16th June 2017.

To register as a volunteer, please click here.

After you have registered and created your profile, suvolunteering will send you an email with all the info you need and an hours sheet to record all the time you spend volunteering whilst you’re a student. These hours all count towards your UCSU Volunteering Certificate, signed by the Vice Chancellor of the University and Community and Partnership Officer. As well as recieving regular bulletins with details of volunteering opportunities you can also check out the current opportunities on our website. If you have something specific in mind or you like the sound of an opportunity and it's not in your area please email UCSU Volunteering Facilitator Kati Brown with the details and she will find a volunteering opportunity for you. 

  • You may also want to consider the University's Career Ahead Award - all your volunteering counts towards the award and there's loads of extra benefits to you and your career development. 
  • If you think you may like to start your own volunteering project, such as teaching art to children, teaching local residents ICT, conversation classes with international students/local residents, whatever your ideas then please get in touch as we can help you get your student led project started. Email to discuss further or to arrange to meet.  You can also read the guide to starting your own project here

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