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
Want to help school kids learn how to run a business? Each summer UCL Advances runs Citrus Saturday, a project to help local young people (aged 11 to 15) find out about running a business and experience creating their own start-up for a day, making and selling lemonade!
We need UCL student volunteers to act as ‘Business Mentors’ to the young people during the two Citrus Saturday workshops (22nd and 29th June) and to help when they sell their lemonade on market stalls across Camden on Citrus Saturday (6th July). You will receive training in working with young people, safeguarding, facilitating workshops and food hygiene, plus a full briefing from the Citrus Saturday team to provide you with all the info you need to enjoy this unique summer experience…read more
Latest Vacancies: 17th - 24th June
Roles this week include volunteering for a new Oral History Project on the Anti-Apartheid Movement, becoming a Welcome Volunteer at Kensington Palace, getting involved in social enterprise through the New Horizon Youth Centre and a great opportunity with Age UK working with members at Opening Doors London to improve the lives of over-50 LGBT people…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.
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 over the summer 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.