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 programme!
To find out everything you need to know about Students’ Union volunteering check out our handbook here
We have a variety of inspiring projects for you to get involved with, including volunteering on our Sexual Health project (S.H.A.G.), educating the local community on healthy and sustainable food with SCRAN, or helping out at the Secret Garden. Click "Apply for a role" above to see the current opportunities you can sign up for. Or if you have an idea for a volunteering project let us know, we are always looking for new ideas and are here to help you get started.
If you're short of time and can't commit to a regular volunteering project, then One-off Wednesdays could be for you! Our OOW opportunities offer the chance for you to drop in and spend a short time volunteering, with a different topic, experience or community benefiting from your help each week. There are a range of opportunities, from some one-off action days taking the whole afternoon, to some micro-volunteering oppportunities requiring only 30 minutes of your time! This year we also have online "craft-a-long" opportunities which you can get involved with from the comfort of your own room. Click the link at the top of the page to see the upcoming schedule for 2020-21 and get your ticket when they go live so we know you're planning on coming along!
All of our volunteers are automatically entitled to receive the Livesey Award, whether you are a Course Rep, Inspiring Project volunteer, Media volunteer, School President, Society or Sports Committee member, Students' Council, or Trustee. 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.
Click the videos below to hear from some of our student volunteers about why you should get involved in their projects: