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The first step of your volunteering journey 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!

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

Get involved

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

All of our partner organisations have signed up to our service standards, guaranteeing your protection and support when you start to volunteer.

We’re partnered with over 400 local charities, who promote their latest volunteering opportunities through us.  You can register your interest in these roles right here, right now!

Short on time?

Whilst social distancing measures are in place, our one-off volunteering programme is on hold.

However, we do have lots of flexible, virtual volunteering opportunities on offer. You can give as little or as much time as you like.

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 £750 funding, 1-2-1 support and can help with volunteer recruitment. We’re taking on new leaders for the 20/21 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 work.

On campus

Our Volunteering Fairs give you the opportunity to meet hundreds of our charity partners right here on campus.

We’ll be announcing dates for our 20/21 fairs during the summer - watch this space!

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.