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.
We carefully curate our list of volunteering opportunities: our team has approved each role that we advertise andall of our charity partners have signed up to our recruiter service standards.
Be the first to hear about new volunteer roles
Stay up to date about all things volunteering by signing up to our weekly newsletter. You’ll hear from us every week with featured opportunities, updates on what other UCL volunteers have 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.
Come to our Volunteering Fairs
Our volunteering fairs are designed to help you discover London’s many vibrant communities and get involved in exciting opportunities. Each year we invite our community partners and student-led projects to set up a stall and speak to you about their roles, straight after the Welcome Fair at the start of term. It's a great opportunity to meet passionate volunteer recruiters and find out more about what's on offer.
The Volunteering Fairs take place throughout Term One and at the start of Term Two, and they're a great way to speak to representatives from our community partners and student-led project leaders about their opportunities.
Attend an event
Throughout Welcome 2022, we're running lots of events - one-off volunteering, information sessions, networking breakfasts and more.
Have a look at our calendar, sign up and get involved.
Short on time?
Can't make a long term commitment? Not sure if volunteering is for you? Try out some one-off volunteering. It's a great way to meet new people and make a difference.
See what's happening on our One-off Volunteering Calendar
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 22-23 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!
Other ways to find volunteering
Search for roles near your halls of residence
Look at roles that might be suited to students from your academic department
Search for roles that will help you develop specific skills
If you're a postgrad, we have a list of suitable volunteering opportunities.
Look at international volunteering
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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.
We have constructed a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions page to help you find answers as quick as possible. You will find FAQs related to findings and signing up to opportunities, being on a volunteering placement, DBS checks, and Covid-19.
Talk to us
If you’re not sure about volunteering or just need a bit of advice, we’re here to support you all the way. 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.