Meet your Volunteering Officers and Reps
Volunteering is a big part of the student culture here at UCL, with around 2000 students taking part in community projects each year. Every Autumn, we elect a Volunteer Officer and Volunteering Reps to make sure the voices of our student volunteers are heard, and to improve the volunteering experience for everyone.
"I find it really nice to know that even if it was just making soap, it’s contributing to something bigger."
"The new communication and inter-personal skills we have are something you can really take forward to other volunteering opportunities and even careers as well."
We spoke to three of the
Welcome One-Offs 2022
During the Welcome Period, the Volunteering Service ran a series of Welcome One-Offs for students to try out volunteering. These opportunities ranged from a MasterChef Challenge to eco-soap making, and were a great way for students to try out volunteering, meet other students, and make an impact on the community.
Volunteering Fair (3 Nov)
Our Volunteering Fair is taking place on Thursday 3rd November. This is a fantastic way to get involved with volunteering, talk to organisations, and find out what kind of opportunities are available for UCL students. We have around 20 organisations joining us on the day, so you don’t want to miss out!
It's UCL Volunteering Week!
It’s UCL Volunteering Week – your chance to discover more about the fantastic culture of student volunteering at UCL, find the perfect project and get involved.
Dissertation Showcase 2022
At the Community Research Initiative, we are always looking for ways to celebrate! Especially when it comes to our students and local Community Partners who have spent the summer collaborating on a research project.  
Twenty Years of Student Volunteering at UCL
From 7 November to 20 January, we'll be celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Volunteering Service with an exhibition in UCL Wilkins North Cloisters.
Volunteering Fair Taster
Our Volunteering Fairs are taking place on Thursday and
Have you considered leading a project this year?
“Being a Project Leader…it’s like being able to make your own small pocket of change”
Volunteering News - September 2022
As we approach the start of a new academic year, we thought we’d let you know about some of the developments in the world of UCL student community volunteering, and what we have planned for the coming term. Enjoy!
Volunteering Fairs Catalogue
You can read about some organisations and their current opportunities in more detail here and here.
In a UCL Hall? Find some volunteering close to home!
If you’re in UCL Halls, volunteering is a great way to feel part of the neighbourhood and get to meet people. To help you discover the community on your doorstep, we've curated a list of current volunteering opportunities for every UCL Hall of residence - all within twenty minutes walk.
Discover Volunteering Talks
The Discover Volunteering Talks are taking place on 13, 20, and 27 October.
Other ways to find volunteering
We want to make it as easy as possible for UCL students to find rewarding and enjoyable volunteering. But with hundreds of opportunities on offer, how do you find the right one for you? Here are some suggestions:
Volunteering - Welcome Events
There are loads of ways to get involved with volunteering - including our Welcome Events. We have one-off volunteering, information sessions, networking breakfasts and more.Have browse, sign up and get involved.
"I consider it very significant if you can touch even a single life with your thoughts and ideas and give them tools for their minds"
I spoke to the lovely Alankrita Singh, a master's student studying MA in Sociology in childhood and children rights at the Institute of Education (IOE) and is one of the project leaders for CreativeMinds. 
17 Goals for People, for Planet
In September, as the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly commences, instead of focusing on a dedicated Sustainable Development Goal the UN turns to the Agenda 2030 project as a whole to reflect on progress and on how we can improve in the last 7.5 years before the year 2030.
Welcome One-Off Volunteering
The Welcome One-Offs are taking place during the Welcome Period between 19 September and 2 October 2022
Alumni Stories - Adrianna Chmielewska
Whilst studying for her BA Comparative Literature at UCL, Adrianna Chmielewska also volunteered with Action Tutoring. Graduating in 2020, she now works as a teacher.