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The Volunteering Service exists to connect UCL with London’s voluntary and community sector, primarily by engaging students in rewarding volunteering opportunities. We offer a volunteering brokerage, a student-led volunteering programme, co-create research opportunities, organise events and help UCL departments connect their students with course-relevant volunteering opportunities.

We’re comprised of three distinct teams – Partnerships, Student Led Projects and Community Research Initiative for Students; all overseen by our Volunteering Manager.

Partnerships Team

Volunteering Partnerships Coordinator - Yasmin Gulay

Yasmin joined the Volunteering Service in September 2017.  She is responsible for supporting our internal and external partnerships, in particular overseeing our one off opportunities programme, arranging events such as the volunteering fairs, and managing communications with stakeholders.  Yasmin also manages our team of Promo Assistants and Photojournalists.

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Volunteering Partnerships Coordinator - Grace Brown

Grace joined the Volunteering Service in September 2020.  She is also responsible for supporting our internal and external partnerships, leads on our Service marketing and is coordinating our Social Hackathons events programme this year.

Email uczxgmb@ucl.ac.uk

Admin Team – Csenge Gabeli, Isabel Redman and Natasha Manacika

Csenge, Isabel and Natasha each work two days a week.  They manage follow-up correspondence to students and our partners and administer our records.  They also play an active role in sourcing and generating content for our opportunities directories and working with volunteers to tell their stories.  You’ll be in contact with them as you engage with us to enquire about promotion, opportunities and what we offer as a service.

In addition to the core role, our Admin Assistants have distinct project remits.

They’re more than happy to advise on volunteering, DBS checks, the HEAR and take a lead role in monitoring our main volunteering@ucl.ac.uk account.

Email volunteering@ucl.ac.uk


Student Led Projects Team


Student Led Projects Manager – Cynthia Allen

Cynthia joined the Volunteering Service in 2013.  She is responsible for managing and developing the Volunteering Service’s successful programme of student-led volunteering, as well as supporting a caseload of student projects.

Email cynthia.allen@ucl.ac.uk

Student Led Projects Coordinator – Anjumon Ali

Anjumon joined the Volunteering Service in September 2019.  She is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of the Volunteering Service’s successful programme of student-led volunteering, as well as supporting a caseload of student projects. 

Email anjumon.ali@ucl.ac.uk


Student Led Projects Administrator – Santiago Torchiaro

Santiago joined the Volunteering Service in October 2020.  He is responsible for supporting the Volunteering Service’s successful programme of student-led volunteering, as well as supporting the wider administrative workload of the team.

Email slvpadmin@ucl.ac.uk


Community Research Initiative for Students (CRIS)

Anne Laybourne

CRIS Manager - Anne Laybourne

Anne is responsible for managing the Community Research Initiative for Students (CRIS). A new service since November 2018, CRIS seeks to encourage engaged research between the communities within which UCL sits and its academics. This is done through supporting masters students to collaborate during their dissertations with community partners.

Email a.laybourne@ucl.ac.uk

CRIS Assistant - Joanna Socha

Joanna joined the team in September 2020.  She works closely to support Anne deliver CRIS and works with us two days a week.

Email volunteering@ucl.ac.uk



Volunteering Manager – Oliver Peachey

Oliver currently heads up our service. He joined the Volunteering Service in 2010.  He’s responsible for managing the team and reporting back to UCL and Students’ Union UCL about what we’ve been up to. He also leads on planning and strategy, and liaises with other UCL departments about potential new areas of work.

Email oliver.peachey@ucl.ac.uk