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The year so far...

Now that it’s almost the end of term (gasp), we thought we’d give you a run-down of everything the Volunteering Service been getting...

Multi-tasking and bright yellow tees with Endometriosis UK

On 17 November, eight UCL volunteers helped the charity host its Endometriosis Research Now Conference at Westminster University. I immersed...

Get festive with volunteering!

The festive season is...

Green Shoots in Cambodia

Green Shoots is a foundation fighting poverty in Asia and Africa aiming to implement sustainable development programmes focused on promoting...

Plants, soap, fashion and volunteering!

What do bikes, soap and plants have in common? All of them were featured at the UCL Sustainability Fair and Marketplace this ...

Welcome Volunteering 2018

Wow - what a fantastic couple of weeks we’ve had!  Over 500 of you have already spoken to us about how you can get involved in volunteering...

2017 - A Year in Profiles

As a service, we’ve always looked to recognise student volunteering, both through our...

“It’s just such a small thing to do, but it really makes a big impact”

Lara Parienti is a second year BSc Applied Medical Sciences student and a Patient Anti-Boredom Volunteer at the UCH Cancer Centre, with UCH Cancer...

Summer Volunteering 2018

Summer’s here, and it’s time to get volunteering!  We’ve moved our summer volunteering information...

Volunteering Awards Ceremony 2018

On Friday 25 May, we held our annual Volunteering Awards Ceremony, a chance to celebrate all the fantastic work our volunteers have done...

''It’s useful to think of maths as a tool. You don’t have to like mathematics, but it will help you a lot in the future and present''

Liluo Yan is an MSc Global Prosperity student and a Volunteer Tutor at Action Tutoring. Action Tutoring is a national education charity that...

"At first, I just wanted to try something I really enjoy and now it’s like having a friend."

Yiwei Wang is a second-year BSc Psychology student and a volunteer befriender for the Association of Jewish Refugees. As well as offering social...

'Getting involved in volunteering while at university will add value to your life in more than one way.'

Yoko Lohrer studied Msc Security Studies at UCL and completed her degree last summer. She volunteered with Hackney Pirates, a innovate charity...

Alcohol, drugs and… how to talk to teens about them

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“I just think that gives an opportunity very different to what you’d get in UCL; the opportunity to meet someone with a completely different age, perspective, or worldview”

Matthew Appleton is a second year BSc Geography student, and a volunteer befriender for Holborn Community Association. HCA work to reduce...

"The team looked after me and wanted me to get a lot out of it, which made all the difference."

Ellen Sowerby is a final year BA History with a Year Abroad Student, based in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies. She volunteered as...

“It’s such a good opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds”

Sarah Wong is a medical student, who is intercalating in Medical Anthropology, and volunteers as a Mentor at the Refugee Therapy Centre in...

"I honestly just really loved seeing them learn, and teaching children was great… I felt like I was really helping them out"

Fausta Gabola is in her third year studying BSc Human Sciences. She’s volunteered with Salusbury World Refugee Centre, where she helped out as a...

"The team of volunteers is amazing – they want to teach you, they want to involve you"

Ilaria Gimondi is a Chemical Engineering PhD candidate, and volunteers at the Science Museum in Kensington, in the Information Age Gallery. She...

"Knowing that I’m helping, even if it’s just one person, it’s just a very nice feeling"

Khushboo Khatri is a fourth-year Medicine student, and the chairperson for Spectrum UCL. Spectrum co-ordinate trips for children with physical or...

Fun times with the Fun Team

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