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.
15th - 22nd September: This week’s roles for UCL students include the chance to support HAVCO with their social research interviews, applying to volunteer at Benjamin Franklin House (the last surviving residence of Benjamin Franklin, 20 minutes walk from UCL), becoming a Mentor for IntoUniversity at one of their ten London centres and engaging with the new volunteer roles at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in North London…read more
NOAH’S ARK CHILDREN’S HOSPICE
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice provides practical and emotional support to children who are life-limited or life threatened, and their families, living in North London. We work within the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. We would love to hear from students who are able to give a few hours of their time each week to support us and we have a number of new volunteering opportunities available…read more
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 450 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 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.