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“Being a Project Leader…it’s like being able to make your own small pocket of change”

Being a Project Leader for one of our Student-Led Projects is a great opportunity to gain new skills, and make a change in the local community.

Our Project Leaders have led such diverse projects including supporting people affected by homelessness to create art and photography, delivering personal development workshops to students, running workshops for children in hospital and much more! 

The Student-Led Projects listed below are looking for UCL students to lead these community volunteering projects for their beneficiaries. Do you think you have the skills?

Being a Project Leader will support you to develop your project management and leadership skills. As a Project Leader, you will work as part of a team and be in charge of managing the Student-Led Project, including developing a project plan, completing a risk assessment, recruiting and managing the volunteers and liaising with both the organisation and the Volunteering Service. The planning and delivery of the project will be conducted in partnership with a community organisation or school, and there will be opportunities for you to be involved in decision-making.  

All Project Leaders will be supported through the Volunteering Service’s Student-Led Volunteering Programme and will have the support of a dedicated Project Supervisor, receive project leadership training as well as access to up to £750 worth of funding.

If you are interested in any of these Project Leader vacancies, follow the link for more details on how to apply. If you have any questions, please get in touch via the project contact details provided or email us at slvpadmin@ucl.ac.uk

Camden Carers Centre

Camden Carers Centre supports unpaid carers over the age of 18. They would like Project Leaders to continue delivering their project in partnership with the Camden Carers Centre organisation. Check out the story of the current Project Leaders here to find out more about the project and what the opportunity might hold for you. 

Healthy Planet

Healthy Planet UCL is an award winning Student-Led Project that runs sessions with schools to encourage young people to get involved with saving the planet and raising awareness about how their actions can have an influence on the world around us. You will work with schools to create long-lasting change amongst children and recruit a committee of volunteers to deliver classes. You can host competitions, and even collaborate with other projects.

Just Say Know 

Just Say Know is a peer education programme that provides sessions on drug education and harm reduction to local youth. The project is looking for a Project Co-Leader to help the current project leader with adding the finishing logistical touches to the structure of the programme, as well as with organising training sessions for volunteers. The Project Co-Leader will be equally entitled to go through the Just Say Know programme and become a certified peer educator.

Roots and Shoots

Roots and Shoots works with the Jane Goodall Institute committed to making a better world for people, animals and the environment. The project organises school visits to inform students about environmental issues and the steps they can take in their everyday life. As a Project Leader, you will be responsible for collaborating with schools, organising visits and delivering workshops with your volunteers. 

Origami Volunteering Project

Origami Volunteering Project works with London-based hospitals to provide a positive distraction for children by teaching them origami. You don’t need to have any experience with origami - just an enthusiasm to lead the project. You will have an opportunity to work with large organisations such as University College Hospital, gain leadership experience, work with UCL volunteers and much more! 

If you have any questions about any of the Student-Led Projects or what it’s like to be a Project Leader, please email