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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, organise events and help UCL departments connect their students with course-relevant volunteering opportunities.

We’re comprised of two teams – Partnerships and Student Led Projects, overseen by our Volunteering Manager.

Partnerships Team


Volunteering Partnerships Manager – Oliver Peachey

Oliver joined the Volunteering Service in 2010.  He is responsible for managing the Volunteering Service’s internal and external partnerships, ensuring systems are in place to connect UCL students and staff with opportunities in London’s voluntary and community sector, and managing communications with stakeholders.

Email oliver.peachey@ucl.ac.uk

Phone 020 7679 2512


Volunteering Partnerships Coordinator – Sarah Boddy

Sarah joined the Volunteering Service in October 2016. She is responsible for supporting our internal and external partnerships, in particular coordinating our one-off volunteering programme, arranging events such as the volunteering fairs, and supporting communications with stakeholders.  She also manages our promotional team of photographers, leafleters and stewards.

Email s.boddy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone 020 7679 4122


Administrative Team – Yasmin Gulay, Will Lucas and Keerthana Kandasamy

Yasmin, Will and Keerthana each work two days a week in our office.  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.  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 –

Yasmin leads on providing copy for our weekly newsletter, generating student profiles, updating our website and administering our one-off events programme.

Keerthana leads on supporting our student advisory group, providing administrative support for our student-led projects and our annual Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) verification process.

Will leads on supporting our internal events and providing guidance to our 48 Lloyds Scholars who each need to complete 100 hours of community volunteering a year.

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

Phone 020 7679 7862


Student Led Projects Team


Student Led Projects Manager – Amman Bharaj

Amman joined the Volunteering Service in January 2018.  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 a.bharaj@ucl.ac.uk

Phone 020 7679 2352


Student Led Projects Coordinator – Cyreeta Donaldson

Cyreeta joined the Volunteering Service in August 2018.  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 c.donaldson@ucl.ac.uk

Phone 020 7679 4119


Student Led Projects Administrator – Nick Batley

Nick joined the Volunteering Service in November 2017.  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: n.batley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone 020 7679 0199



Volunteering Manager – John Braime

John has been manager of the service since it was set up in 2002. 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 j.braime@ucl.ac.uk

Phone 020 7679 0145