Do you want to share your passion and enthusiasm with your fellow students or the local community? Would you like to gain transferable skills, meet new people and improve your CV? Then get involved with our Students’ Union volunteering program!

We have a variety of inspiring projects for you to make a positive impact on the local community whilst studying at UCLan, including our amazing history and heritage project “UCLan Through the Ages”, and our fantastic environmental project which will be new for this year. Alternatively if you have an idea for a volunteering project you would like help to get off the ground let us know!

All of our volunteers are automatically entitled to receive the Livesey Award. It is a thank you for the work, time and effort you put into volunteering with us, and will help you understand the importance of the impact your efforts have on both the Students’ Union, the people and communities you work with, and most importantly, to help you to see how much you will have grown personally through doing the things you have done while volunteering.

The award is designed to be as simple as possible to fit around you. There are 3 levels of award reflecting the hours that you have contributed making life better for others.

You can download a our Volunteering Policy, a short guide to completing the Livesey Award as well as a further guide to completing Gold.


Register as a Volunteer       Apply for a Role       Register your organisation       Log Hours


Volunteering is a fantastic way to contribute to the local community, enhance your student experience and gain brilliant new skills, so contact Jozanda on suvolunteering@uclan.ac.uk to find out more!


The Inspire Programme is a series of FREE inspirational training sessions focussing on addressing the skills that you may feel you need to develop. Each session stands alone and can be attended in isolation, or as part of a sequence if you would like to attend several. These are designed to work alongside any existing role you have in the SU (whether you are part of a society, sports team, course rep or volunteer), or if you are not currently or have never been involved in the SU you can still attend to improve your skills in general.

Please view the schedule to learn more about our TIPs