University Of Glasgow Volunteering

University Of Glasgow Volunteering

Volunteering

Image of group of studentsVolunteering is about giving your time to making your community better.

But forget the charity shops and jumble sales of the past – the role of the modern volunteer is as diverse as it is challenging. 

Our Internship Hub facilitates a wide range of voluntary internships with registered charities throughout the year.

Possible volunteering roles

Charities can be as complex as any multinational corporation, and more and more internal roles are opening up to volunteers.

You might:

  • Help to organise major fundraising events
  • Coach sports teams
  • Provide research/administrative support
  • Design promotional material and marketing strategies
  • Take part in youth work
  • Assist the elderly/disabled
  • Develop a website for a charity
  • Translate resources into additional languages

Build your skills

Volunteering can be an excellent way to develop the graduate attributes that you need to break into your dream job.

If you lack experience, charities are more open than other employers to giving you a chance to prove yourself.

In voluntary roles, dedication and enthusiasm count for far more.

Make an impression

Employers regard good quality voluntary experience just as highly as experience from paid positions. Even more so in some cases – producing quality work in your spare time and for a good cause demonstrates your personality and passion, over and above the technical skills required.

Finding a volunteering position

Student working on a computerIf you wish to help out at a particular organisation, there’s no better way than the direct approach.

Simply ask in person at your local branch or check their website for the voluntary opportunities available. If you’re keen to volunteer, but don’t yet know who to approach, the organisations below may be able to help.

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The SRC Student Volunteer Support Service

The SRC’s Student Volunteer Support Service (SVSS) is the first port of call for University of Glasgow students interested in volunteering. SVSS supports many the most popular volunteering schemes amongst students.

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Higher Education Achievement Report

Additionally, volunteer roles you take on through SVSS are eligible for recognition on your official HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Record).

Volunteering abroad

Thinking of volunteering abroad? View our guidelines before making a decision to get involved.

Third party organisations

If none of the schemes offered through SVSS are right for you, there are plenty of alternatives available looking further afield. The following websites are reputable third party organisations who can help find the right opportunity for you:

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