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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

17th - 24th November: In this week’s edition we’ve got some exciting student led projects in local schools, three new opportunities at the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre, information about VolSoc’s Treasure Hunt and details of our Postgraduate & Public Engagement Volunteering Fair…read more


Opportunity of the week

UCH MACMILLAN CANCER CENTRE
COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIST VOLUNTEER, SUPPORT & INFORMATION SERVICE VOLUNTEER & FUNDRAISER

Volunteers are fundamental to the success of the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre.

We now have a team of over 65 volunteers working with us, helping to ensure that each patient, and their family and friends, receive the very best information, care and support.

We are looking for volunteers to support us in these three roles…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.