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“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...

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...

“Even if it seems really miniscule…you’re making a massive difference”

Surabhi Vanalia and Gun Wu Kim are both second-year Law students, and also the Project Leaders for the...

The Bigger Picture: not just an art exhibition

​Art has always been known as a therapeutic outlet. But can it be used to make a difference? Student-Led Projects, ...

“You learn a lot more from teaching something than being taught about it”

Virad Kisan is a 5th year Medical student, project founder and leader for the new Student-Led Volunteering Project, ...

“It was genuinely the most heart-warming experience I’ve had, and I’m really proud of everyone who was a part of it”

Iman Selim is a final-year Neuroscience student, and also the Project Leader for Songs for...

From volunteers to paid employees...

When Tommy Bower and Yoko Lohrer first enrolled as students at UCL, they never thought they’d end up working for a bunch of pirates when they...

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