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 current Volunteering Society President, elected Volunteering Officers and Volunteering Reps are also automatically included in the membership, and meetings are chaired by the Activities & Engagement Officer.

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 as hybrid (Teams and in-person) 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 Think Tank will open in October 2023 - please contact Csenge Gabeli ahead of then if you have any questions or would like to be the first to know when we open for applications in 23-24.