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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

20th - 27th October: We’ve got a great selection of volunteering roles on offer - including the chance to volunteer at the UCL Academy up in Swiss Cottage, help out at Kenwood House in Hampstead, support the Children’s Heart Federation with fundraising and get involved in our amazing selection of student-led projectsread more

Opportunity of the week


IntoUniversity provides a network of local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. They provide long-term, pastoral support for hard-to-reach young people. IntoUniversity are looking for enthusiastic and committed students from UCL to get involved in one of their four programmes across the capital.

As an Academic Support Tutor, Mentor, Buddy or Primary FOCUS Volunteer for IntoUniversity, you will act as an inspirational role model, guiding students through their academic studies, opening their eyes to the world of Higher Education, and giving them a vision of their futures…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.

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.