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Health and Wellbeing Volunteering Fair – 28/10 South Cloisters & Online
The Covid-19 outbreak with the resulting restrictions on social life, and disruptions in health services really left a mark on our society. Mental and physical health took the centre stage with new communities emerging to tackle issues arising.
Discover London with volunteering
Ah, London. For a lot of you, it’ll be your new home for the next few years. London is big and busy, filled with lots of places to explore, opportunities to experience and memories to be made.
Volunteering Fairs
New or returning UCL student? Come along to our volunteering fairs this autumn and connect with our charity partners!Our volunteering fairs are designed to help you discover London’s many vibrant communities and get involved in exciting opportunities.
"If you want to seek change then you must first be the change and make a difference"
Katie San is a fourth year MPharm student.
Volunteering 'can make a real change to someone's life'
Melisa Sahan is an MSci Psychology student.
Social Hackathons: 'I really loved the experience every time'
Paul Ho had recently participated in our Social Hackathons. Here, he shares his experience devising ideas for Ataxia, the leading national charity in the Uk for people affected by any type of ataxia.
"Social Hackathons are a good way to get experience in the voluntary sector and help a charity in a short amount of time."
Elena Kayayan had recently participated in our Social Hackathons. Here, she shares her experience devising ideas for Our Parklife, a community organisation that aims to connect local people to the Park, through volunteering, training and employment. 
Have you considered leading a project next year?
“Being a Project Leader…it’s like being able to make your own small pocket of change”Being a Project Leader for one of our Student-Led Projects is a great opportunity to gain new skills, and make a change in the local community.
Jazz Society Outreach and Atlas Advocacy - a year of leading a Student-led project
Atlas Advocacy and UCL Jazz Society Outreach are two Student-Led Projects and runner-ups in this year’s Project of the Year Awards!
Volunteering 'contributes to a collective sense of wellbeing'
Kirsty Goodman is an MRes/PhD student in the Department of Security and Crime Science.
"...at the end of the day the more we give, the happier we feel."
Kleoniki Theodoridou is a Masters student studying Msc Risk and Disaster Science at the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction.
LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year Award Winner: George W X Barker's journey with Sexpression:UK
George W X Barker is a final-year medical student and the recipient of the LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year Award 2021 with Clifford Chance.
"My tutee's spirit greatly inspired me to grow into a stronger and more independent person"
Yuejia Zhu is a Masters student studying MSc Biochemistry in the division of Biosciences.
Volunteering Awards 2021: Student-Led Project Winners
On 8 June, UCL Students’ Union hosted the annual Volunteering Awards live from Bloomsbury Theatre!
"The best thing about volunteering is being able to give ideas... and seeing suggestions translate into tangible results!"
Farimah Beigi is a third year Biosciences student studying BSc Biochemistry - Molecular Biology.
Amy has had the chance to work with a Director who "has been so supportive, always making sure you are getting something out of the voluntary work"
Amy Cotter is a Masters student studying MSc Social Policy and Social Research in the Institute of Education.
"Volunteering balances out your educational experience with impactful and tangible work"
Leora Kurtzer is a full-time Masters student studying History of Art MA.
"The experience gave me the confidence and motivation to establish a volunteering organisation in the future dedicated to sharing music"
Kaito Mizukoshi is a first year BSc Management Science student at UCL and a Project Leader of the Student-Led Volunteering project UCLef. Read about the project's work and Kaito's motivations, new skills and experience so far. 
"I wanted to be active in what I am passionate about"
Clara Sicard is a second-year undergraduate student from the Faculty of Life Sciences, studying Biodiversity and Conservation.
Volunteering Changed My Life...
Undergraduate student, Rebecca Stewart, shares with us her personal story about the impact that volunteering has had upon her life, and why you should do some of your own volunteering too. You never know, it might just change your life!