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.
Opportunity of the Week
FESTIVAL OF VOLUNTEERING
As part of our Festival we’ll be running four workshops here at UCL - two on sourcing funding for projects in your local community, a session on project leadership and one on making the most out of your volunteering experience on your CV. Spaces are filling up fast so to find out more and reserve your free space follow this link to our booking page!
Latest Vacancies: 20th - 27th May
We’ve got our Festival of Volunteering kicking off this week! We’ve got loads of exciting activities and opportunities for you to get involved in, so look out for our stall in the Front Quad from Wednesday morning! In addition to our Festival there are some very good volunteering roles on offer – ranging from internships at Marie Curie and fundraising roles for Oxfam, to supporting the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre and becoming a GamesForce Volunteer for London Youth Games….read more
For those of you with a bit more time to spare, and who really want to immerse yourself in the world of volunteering, we do offer more substantial opportunities such as internships and intensive projects within charities. Find out more.
Festival of Volunteering
Coming soon - our Festival of Volunteering will be taking place here at UCL from 22nd May, culminating in our annual volunteering awards ceremony on 4 June 2013. Find out more.
Come to the VSU drop-in sessions
You can come and speak to one of our staff about volunteering - whilst we’re not running our drop-in sessions in the third term you can still book an appointment with us. Whether you’re considering volunteering or already involved, we’re always available to help. Find out more.
The Innovations Programme
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.
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.
Watch the VSU’s film
Why do UCL students volunteer and what to they get out of it? Watch our film to find out more.
Get Happy - Get Involved
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.
We hold three main fairs each year where you can talk directly to recruiters and browse the stalls. Find out more.
What have our volunteers been up to? You can read about their adventures here.
Do you live in one of UCL’s Halls or houses of residence? We have a volunteering programme just for you, connecting students in residences up with their local community. Find out more.