We want community volunteering at UCL to be fulfilling, fair and valuable for all students. This is where the Volunteering Service Think Tank comes in.

What is the Think Tank?

The Think Tank is a student-led committee which advises on how the Volunteering Service can work better for students. It is run by a diverse range of students, who gain leadership and negotiation experience by researching issues around community volunteering.

The Think Tank is part of a system of the Volunteering Service's oversight, which includes: the Volunteering Service's Steering Group, the UCL Volunteering Society and annual feedback surveys with students and our partner organisations.

How does it work?

The Think Tank meets every 2-3 weeks in the lunch hour (1-2pm) in Term Two and Three.  We hold all meetings through Microsoft Teams and use the time to focus our efforts on a specific service-related theme with guest speakers from the Volunteering Service.  Members all have an opportunity to contribute in the meeting and your valuable input is used to develop our services and enable us to innovate through the year.  

If you want to become a member, you will be expected to commit for at least one academic year, provide written feedback when requested and attend at least 3 of our one-hour meetings.

Why should I become a member?

By joining the Think Tank you will:

  • Learn workplace skills such as contributing to meetings, analysing problems and negotiating solutions
  • Meet new people
  • Influence how a service functions
  • Enhance your CV by building your communication skills
  • Share your experience on volunteering, and push for change where necessary

How do I apply?

Applications to join our 22-23 Think Tank are now open - please apply here before 2359 on Sunday 29 January 2023.