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See what’s on offer

We have a wide range of opportunities available on our directory right now - feel free to scroll through, filter and register your interest to get involved!

Every opportunity you find through us will provide training, expenses and an excellent opportunity to develop your skills.

You can also apply, safe in the knowledge that one of our team has pre-approved the promotion of the role and that all our charity partners have signed up to our recruiter service standards, guaranteeing your protection and support when you start to volunteer.

Volunteering during COVID-19

Even whilst social distancing measures are in place, we’ve plenty of volunteering opportunities on offer. In fact, we’re getting more enquiries from students than ever! Every recruiter must tell us how they’re ensuring the safety of their volunteers in the wake of COVID-19 here in the UK.

Check out our guide or just jump straight to our directory!

Sign up

A great way to stay up to date about all things volunteering is to sign up to our newsletter.  You’ll hear from us every week with featured opportunities, updates on what we’ve been up to and new ways of getting involved.  You can even tell us exactly what type of volunteering you want to hear about by selecting preferences when you sign up.

If newsletters aren’t your thing, we also send out updates on our Facebook page – so give us a like and check out our Instagram too!

Short on time?

More and more charities are starting to advertise time-light opportunities through us again - and we’re hoping for loads more to come through this summer.  See what’s already available through the Union’s What’s On calendar and filter for ‘one-off’, ‘short term’ or ‘short task’ on our directory to view all our time-light opportunities.

These opportunities are perfect if you’d like to volunteer but can’t find exactly what you’re looking for and don’t want to make a regular commitment.

Start your own

If you have a bright idea for a community volunteering project, we’d love to hear from you!  We offer training opportunities, up to £500 funding, 1-2-1 support and can help with volunteer recruitment. We’re taking on new leaders for the 21-22 academic year right now.

Need some inspiration? Take a look at all the incredible projects currently being run by UCL students.

Connect with your studies

Volunteering can give you new insights into your academic subject and help you develop skills that you can use within your course. You can search our directory for opportunities relevant to your discipline and find more ideas on our Volunteering and Your Course pages.

If you’re a Masters student, you might be interested in our Community Research Initiative for Students, where you can carry out a collaborative research project with a charity as part of your dissertation.

Take it from them!

You can hear all about what current UCL volunteers are doing and why they love doing it!

Talk to us

If you’re still not sure, or need a bit of advice, we’re here to support you all the way.  At the moment, the best way to get in touch is to drop us an email and we’ll be happy to help you get started with your volunteering journey.