University College London Union

Volunteering at UCLU

  • 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.

Visit our ‘Get Started’ page

This week's vacancies

26th January - 2nd February: In addition to last week’s bumper edition we’ve got a handful of new opportunities - including roles at Heritage Without Borders, Kith & Kids, CARA and the extended deadline to apply for this year’s TCS Tech Challengeread more.

Opportunity of the week

Share your university experience… become a mentor!  Inspire a young person to raise their aspirations and achieve their potential through providing one to one support as a volunteer.
IntoUniversity is an education charity which supports young people through a range of innovative programmes across a network of local learning centres.  We are currently looking for enthusiastic and committed UCL students to become mentors, volunteering for 1 to 2 hours every 2 weeks, at one of our 11 London sites…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.

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.

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.