UCLU

UCLU

University College London Union

Volunteering at UCLU

  • VSU Awards Ceremony 2015
  • Get Happy Get Involved
  • UCL GC Voluntary Sector Programme 2015

The Volunteering Services Unit (VSU) is UCLU’s dedicated facility for students who want to get involved with volunteering projects in the local community. You can give as much or as little time as you can spare; learning new skills, making friends, and contributing to other peoples’ lives.

 

Get started

Okay, how do you find out more about volunteering? Visit our ‘Get Started’ page - you can sign up for our weekly vacancies bulletin, tell us what sorts of things you’re interested in, and see what else is on offer.


This week's vacancies

18th - 25th May: We’ve had even more great opportunities through this past week - including the chance to volunteer weekends at Benjamin Franklin House, get involved with The Big Noise Festival to help raise funds for the Big Issue Foundation, help out with study support at libraries across Westminsterread more.


Opportunity of the week

CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE
VOLUNTEER FRONT OF HOUSE ASSISTANT
Camden Arts Centre is dedicated to developing artists, educators and people with an interest in contemporary art. Alongside our education and exhibition programme we also actively engage with volunteers, offering a unique opportunity to gain experience with individual departments across the organisation.
 
Our Volunteer Front of House Assistants are extremely important to us and make a significant contribution to the smooth running of the Centre by helping to look after the exhibitions and assisting visitors in an informed and friendly manner. As the public face of Camden Arts Centre they welcome visitors and are the first point of contact between the organisation and the public…read more.


Not sure what you’d like to do? Have a browse of around 500 different volunteering opportunities in our Volunteering Directory.


VSU Student-led Projects

If you have an idea for a project that could have an effect on the local community, why not create it yourself? Or you could develop your leadership and organisational skills by taking on one of our existing projects. Find out more.


The Global Citizenship Programme Voluntary Sector Programme (“GC Voluntary Sector”) is a two-week academy for future voluntary sector leaders and others who embrace the challenge of solving complex local and global problems using skills and ingenuity, running after summer exams - Find out more.


Don’t have much time, but still want to get involved? Why not try our one-off volunteering programme. It’s updated every week with conservation events, festivals, fundraising activities, sports and cultural events and lots more. Find out more.


VolSoc aims to help support students who volunteer at UCL, by providing socials to meet like-minded students and running groups for student project leaders. The society helps shape the development of volunteering at UCL and works closely with the VSU -  Find out more.


Why do UCL students volunteer and what to they get out of it? Watch our film to find out more.


Our research shows that students who volunteer feel more able to find paid work, feel more at home at UCL and in London, make new friends, and generally feel better. Find out more.


What have our volunteers been up to? You can read about their adventures here.


Our Volunteering Fairs are a chance to have a chat with volunteer recruiters from across London and find your perfect project. We’ve got events scheduled for October, November, January and February - find out more.


About the VSU

What do we do? How do you get in touch with us? Where can you find us? And who will you encounter when you visit? All these questions and more answered on our About the VSU webpages.