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We want community volunteering at UCL to be fulfilling, fair and valuable for all students. This is where the Volunteering Service’s Think Tank comes in.

What is the Think Tank?

The Think Tank is a student-led committee which advises on how the Volunteering Services Unit can work better for students. It is run by a diverse range of students, who gain leadership and negotiation experience by researching issues around community volunteering.

The Think Tank is part of a system of the Volunteering Service’s oversight, which includes: the Volunteering Services Steering Group, the Volunteering Society, the Volunteering Officer, and annual feedback surveys with students and London community organisations.

How does it work?

The Think Tank is expected to meet three to four times a year. At the end of meetings, suggestions and reports will be sent to the VSU so it can improve its services

If you want to become a member, you will receive training, and will be expected to commit for at least one academic year.

Register my interest in joining Think Tank 

Why should I become a member?

By joining the Think Tank you will:

- Learn workplace skills such as chairing meetings, analysing problems and negotiating solutions

- Meet new people

- Influence how volunteering services are run on campus

- Take on a role which will enhance your CV

- Share your experience on volunteering, and push for change where necessary

Who can join?

We want the Think Tank to be as representative as possible. This could include:

  • Freshers and students continuing their degrees this year;
  • Undergraduates and postgraduates from all schools and departments in UCL;
  • Students who have volunteered through the Volunteering Service (in volunteering roles in London or as part of a student-led project)
  • Students who haven’t volunteered through us, but have been involved in student life at UCL in other ways (such as StARs), or might be interested in volunteering in the future.

For more information or if you have any questions, please email Cynthia Allen at