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Volunteering: why it's good to plan ahead

It’s never too early to start thinking about your volunteering journey, so we’ve put together a few things you can keep in mind, along...

Going the extra mile for charity!

On the very chilly morning of Saturday 7 March, you were most likely asleep in a warm and cosy bed. Meanwhile,...

Stepping up to the challenge with Great Ormond Street Hospital

I recently volunteered at Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOSH) Walkie Talkie Tower Climb 2020 as a Directional Volunteer. ...

Who knew litter-picking could be so fun?

When confronted with the question of what we can do to help the environment, finding out where to start can be quite complicated, especially in a...

Happy half-term holidays!

At a time when poverty was endemic and living conditions were dire, a group of buildings — which originally served as warehouses — was transformed...

Bringing science and imagination together

I recently participated in a one-off volunteering event at The Salter’s Company on...

Travelling Back in Time - Experiencing Victorian Britain

UCL volunteers participated in a One-Off volunteering event at the Ragged School Museum on 19 and 20 February.   The...

Volunteering Awards: What you need to know!

What are the Volunteering Awards? Every summer, we hold our annual...

Speed dating... for a dissertation?

On Tuesday 11 February, I attended a Collaborative Research Fair for UCL master’s students and a range of community organisations. The...

Valentine's and volunteers!

This Valentine’s Day, love was in the air for those who gathered in St Cuthbert’s Church to attend Age UK Kensington & Chelsea’s annual...

Behind the scenes at the London Chinese New Year Festival

I volunteered at the London Chinese New Year Festival with the London...

"You’re not there because you have to be, you’re there because you care."

Carol Paige, a UCL student and Sabbatical Officer for Democracy...

Meet hundreds of charities right here on campus!

Come to a Volunteering Fair this month, meet hundreds of charities and community organisations right here on campus and find out why over 2200...

"This isn't only for the people who are looking to become teachers"

Safae El-Ouahabi is a volunteer for Bookmark Reading, a charity helping children develop the literacy skills they need to succeed in...

Student Volunteers: A Year in Photos (Part One)

Even before the academic year had begun, UCL students were busy volunteering. Our welcome events...

"I can see my dreams translated into a reality and that is the most uplifting feeling in the world!"

Nowsha Farha, Project Leader for UCL Amnesty International Outreach, tells us what inspired her to volunteer, become a Project Leader and run...

16th Annual Volunteering Awards

On 22 May 2019, we held our annual Volunteering Awards, an evening to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work of UCL volunteers throughout the...

Volunteering Awards Winners 2019

The annual Volunteering Awards is held to celebrate all the fantastic UCL volunteers! Each year, there are special awards for those who...

Preparing for Exams

Getting to the Exam Hall If you are sitting your exams during the main exam period you should have by now received your exam...

Nominate for the Oliver Hare Altruism Award

Do you know a UCL student who has helped other people? Celebrate their selflessness by nominating them for the Oliver Hare Altruism...

"Looking at what we did in our groups and how everything came together, it was lovely to see our hard work."

Our Social Hackathons programme ran throughout Reading Week in February. Through...

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