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The Volunteering Service support Students’ Union UCL Clubs and Societies to set up partnerships with local charities and community organisations. Whether it’s a one-off event or an ongoing community project, making volunteering a part of a Club or Societies programme of events is a great way for members to bond as a team, share their skills and passion and make a positive contribution to their local community.

The UCL Women’s Hockey Club organised an afternoon tea at UCL for local older people from the Third Age Project and Millman Street Resource Centre. The Volunteering Officer, Nancy Lewis (pictured), was awarded a UCL Community Contribution Award for her volunteer work with the Club.

The UCL Music Society have performed for a variety of charities to raise awareness and funds. Charities include CLIC Sargent - for Children with Cancer at St. Paul’s Cathedral and Spitalfields Market, and Food Cycle at Brixton Tube Station. They’ve provided the entertainment at the Age UK Camden Annual Volunteer Celebration.

UCL Cheerleading Club have delivered coaching sessions for students at UCL Adacemy. Ellie Westwood, Volunteering Officer, won UCL Academy’s Volunteer of the Year Award for her work in leading the coaching project.

The SSEES Football Club ran after school football coaching for children at Gospel Oak Primary School, Camden.

UCL Dance Society organised a series of one-off workshops in local Secondary Schools. Participants were given free tickets to see their Annual Show at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Mambers of the Society also ran Dance It!, a series of dance workshops at Haverstock Secondary School.

The UCL Music Society worked with students from Raines Foundation Secondary School, Bethnal Green, to put on a musical theatre production - Fame.

If you’re part of a Students’ Union UCL Club or Society and you would like to find out how your members can volunteer please contact us at volunteering@ucl.ac.uk.uk to find out more.