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
RAGGED SCHOOL MUSEUM TRUST
SCHOOL HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER
Join us at the Ragged School Museum for a May half term or a summer holiday full of gluing, cutting, sticking, pasting and other Blue Peter-inspired fun! We’re looking for volunteers to help out with our popular School Holiday programme, working with families from all over London. It’s great fun and a perfect opportunity for someone wanting to gain experience in working with children or in heritage….read more
Latest Vacancies: 13th - 20th May
With only a week or so to go before the start of our Festival of Volunteering why not spend a few minutes looking through the great opportunities available to you from across the capital. On top of the roles with Refuge, Macmillan, Oxfam, English Heritage and many more, we’ve got a brilliant events programme for our festival – so please take a moment to check out what’s on and get in touch today…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.