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Volunteering at UCLU

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

Christmas Closure

We’ll be closed - along with the rest of UCL and UCLU - from the afternoon of Tuesday 23rd December, reopening on the morning of Monday 5th January. In the meantime, please feel free to browse our Festive Volunteer Roles, and/or look at our Volunteering Directory.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

festive volunteering

Visit our ‘Get Started’ page

This week's vacancies

22nd December - 12th January: We’ve got some excellent opportunities in our final bulletin of 2014.  There are some great new student led projects that are looking for volunteers, UCLU are looking for students to get involved in February’s National Random Act of Kindness Week and there are still plenty of roles available to get involved in ahead of the New Year…read more.

Opportunity of the week


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…read more.

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.

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.

New! You can now have a browse of around 500 different volunteering opportunities across London - have a look at our Volunteering Directory.

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.

Global Citizenship Programme Volunteering (“GC Volunteering”) 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.

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.