Abertay University Volunteering

Abertay University Volunteering

Volunteering is an enjoyable way to help yourself as well as other people. It’s an opportunity to boost your employability whilst having fun and learning new skills. Volunteering can complement your qualifications and can even give you the edge when applying for graduate jobs.

Volunteering allows you to explore all kinds of real life situations and see what inspires you. It’s a chance to develop real skills, like learning how to work in a team with others, communicate effectively and so on. It’s a chance to improve your social skills and build your self-confidence.  If you are considering a career in the welfare sector, i.e. social work or community work, many organisations will expect you to have undertaken voluntary work in a relevant field.

Abertay Volunteer Showcase

The showcase takes place every September and runs over 3 days – with different local organisations attending each day. It provides students with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with organisations that actively recruit volunteers.  All students are welcome to attend.  View the list of organisations that participated in the the 2015 Abertay Volunteer Showcase‌.

How to find out more

  • Volunteer DundeeVolunteer Scotland and Volunteering England are local and national organisations set up to promote volunteering vacancies
  • XChangeScotland is a Scottish youth led charity and part of an alliance that sends volunteers to other countries and host projects in their own countries
  • Project Scotland is a charity that helps young people aged 16 to 30 get on in life through volunteering
  • VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) offers international volunteering opportunities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa and Asia
  • Year Out Group helps young people select suitable and worthwhile projects. The Year Out Group is a not-for-profit organisation.
  • Visit Prospects for further information about volunteering
  • Keep up-to-date with local opportunities on our Facebook page