University of London Volunteering

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The Volunteering Services Unit (VSU) is UCLU’s dedicated facility for students who want to get involved with volunteering projects in London. You can give as much or as little time as you can spare; learning new skills, meeting new people, and making a real difference.

get started with volunteering

Okay, how do you find out more about volunteering? Visit our ‘Get Started’ page – you can sign up for our weekly vacancies bulletin, tell us what sorts of things you’re interested in, and see what’s on offer.

volunteering directory

Not sure what you’d like to do? Have a browse of around 500 different community volunteering opportunities for UCL students in our Volunteering Directory.

This week's vacancies

31st July – 7th August: This week we’ve had great new tutoring roles through from Yes Futures and Team Up, and students also have the chance to get involved with Open House Weekend… read more .

one-off volunteering

Don’t have much time, but still want to get involved? Why not try volunteering at a one-off event with one of our partner organisations? Our programme’s updated weekly with conservation events, festivals, fundraising activities, sports and cultural events and lots more. Find out more.

Student Led Volunteering

If you have an idea for a project that could have a positive effect on the local community, why not create it yourself? Or you could develop your leadership and organisational skills by taking on one of our existing projects. Find out more.

Volunteering Fairs

Throughout October and November this year, the Volunteering Services Unit will be holding six volunteering fairs as part of our Festival of Volunteering!  The fairs are a fantastic way for our partner organisations and Student-Led Volunteering Projects to meet with UCL students here on campus and discuss volunteering.

student stories

Need a bit of inspiration? You can read about UCL students’ volunteering adventures here and get an insight into the wide range of projects they’ve been involved with across London.

Global Citizenship programme

The Voluntary Sector strand of UCL’s Global Citizenship Programme (“GC Voluntary Sector”) is a two-week academy for future voluntary sector leaders and others who embrace the challenge of solving complex local and global problems using skills and ingenuity, running after summer exams – Find out more.

About the VSU

What do we do? How do you get in touch with us? Where can you find us? And who will you encounter when you visit? All these questions and more are answered on our About the VSU webpages.