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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.

Visit our ‘Get Started’ page

This week's vacancies

29th September - 6th October: We’ve got a brilliant selection of opportunities for you to browse through this week – ranging from a Project Volunteer role at the Teenage Cancer Trust and a Communication Support role at The Stroke Association, to a Tutor with Generating Genius and a Saturday Front of House Volunteer at the Grant Museum of Zoologyread more

Opportunity of the week

Based at UCL, Generating Genius works alongside a wide range of partner schools and universities, with hundreds of high-achieving children and young people from challenging backgrounds where there has been no tradition of entry to higher education.

We aim to encourage learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects through a range of aspirational activities and academic support, eventually leading our students to study at the country’s most selective universities.
We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteer tutors to assist our students with their AS and A2 exams…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 450 different volunteering opportunities across London - have a look at our Volunteering Directory.

26/09/2014: We are experiencing technical difficulties with our directory - please register interest in the opportunities you’d like more information on and check the email response.  If it is missing contact information email Oliver Peachey and he’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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.