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Alexandra-Loredana Petrache is a PhD student at UCL. Last year she led a volunteering project with UCL Film Society working with the charity ...

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...

Tackling big issues at local levels

On a quiet day before the start of term, the Jeremy Bentham Room is bustling. Not with students - most of whom are still on their summer holidays...

Oliver Hare Altruism Award 2019: Anita Sangha

The Oliver Hare Altruism Award is a relatively new award at UCL, set up by the charity...

We've moved!

Students’ Union UCL has redeveloped its HQ at 25 Gordon Street, bringing together lots of our teams under one roof for the first time. That means...

"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...

“For me, it’s fantastic because it’s my research come to life!”

“It’s not just about your work, it’s about what it can bring to other people” ...

"When I joined UCL, I did not think I would end up here!"

“Volunteering has given me a lot of insight and skills I didn’t think I would get at university” ...

Jumping into a new project

“The support I got from the Volunteering Service was really useful!” ...

A year of One-Off Volunteering

We’re your One-Off Volunteering Ambassadors, here to help you get the most out...

Volunteering at the Dragon Boat Festival!

It’s midday on a sunny Sunday, and crowds of people have gathered on the banks of the Thames to witness London’s annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat...

Volunteer in London this summer

In London this summer? So are we! And there are hundreds of local charities who’d love your help…...

“It’s given me a unique insight into the hospital that I don’t think I would have got anywhere else”

Ruhi Vaitha is a first-year Medical student, and a volunteer for the long-running Student-Led Volunteering Project,...

Student Volunteers: A Year in Photos (Part One)

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

Student Volunteers: A Year in Photos (Part Two)

Continued from Part One One-Off ...

Be more community with CRIS

Whilst many UCL students are enjoying post-exams freedom, Masters students across the university are busy getting stuck into their dissertation...

Building Bridges and Co-designing Learning

On  3 June, UCL students and staff met with local volunteer recruiters and community organisations to design new volunteer roles that UCL students...

Taking a Geog for charity!

On Friday 31 May, we, the UCL Geoggers – a group of UCL Geography Runners - ran in Richmond Park to raise money for Shelter. Shelter helps...

What makes leading a project so special?

On 14 May, Project Leaders attended the Volunteering Service’s ‘Thank You’ event and told us exactly what makes leading a project so ...

"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...

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