Volunteering

 

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 get involved with, including volunteering on our Sexual Health project (S.H.A.G.), mentoring GCSE students in a local secondary school, or helping out at the Secret Garden. Click "Apply for a role" below 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! Click the link below to see the upcoming schedule for 2018-19 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.

The award is designed to be as simple as possible to fit around you. There are 4 levels of award reflecting the hours that you have contributed making life better for others, as well as prizes along the way so keep on logging your hours.

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       Check out One-Off Wednesdays       Log Hours

 

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