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.), doing your Duke of Edinburgh award, 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! New for the 2017-2018 academic year our OOW opportunities offer the chance for you to drop in and spend anywhere from 30 minutes to a whole afternoon volunteering, with a different topic, experience or community benefiting from your help each week. Click the link below to see the upcoming schedule and get your ticket so we know you're planning on coming along!

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 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

 

TIPs Talks

At UCLan Students’ Union one of our objectives as an organisation is to find new ways to inspire students, and new for 2018 we have asked a range of inspiring people to come in and speak to our students about something that interests them, in the hope that you will take something away which you can then implement in your own life.

The TIPs Talks will be in the form of a presentation by the speaker, followed by a Q&A and will last no longer than 1 hour so it won't be too much of a time-committment. Check out the workshops here and sign up for any that interest you as they are sure to be popular!

 

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!