V.Team University of Essex

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V.Team University of Essex

V.Team University of Essex



The Students’ Union at the University of Essex has a team of staff who co-ordinate a wide variety of voluntary projects in the community. Known as the V-Team, they aim to help you get out there and make a difference. Whether you’d like to design a website for a charity, coach sports, mentor a young offender or get stuck in with some practical conservation work, there are lots of ways to get involved. The V-Team is a great way to gain new skills, improve your CV and have lots of fun! The V-Team also supports student-led projects and places students in local charities that need volunteers. You can get involved in a one-off project, or make a regular commitment of anything from one day a month to one day a week. Most projects are able to be flexible about exams and holidays, when you might find it more difficult to make time. If you have an idea for an event or project you want to run, then you can receive support and funding to do it if you are a student at the university. Contact us at vteam@essex.ac.uk

  • Animal Welfare
  • Children
  • Conservation – General
  • Disability – Learning
  • Disability – Physical
  • Drug / Alcohol Abuse
  • Education
  • Elderly People
  • Environment
  • Healthcare / Medical
  • Heritage
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Human Rights
  • Offenders / Ex-Offenders
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Refugees
  • Wildlife
  • Young People


Hello and welcome! Do you want to be a part of something? If you are a University of Essex Student or doing University of Essex course,  vTeam is here to make your experience at university more exciting and fulfilling.

We love love love to volunteer and always have variety of projects that suit different people. Being a part of vTeam is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, make friends, give something to the local community, and gain valuable skills for your CV.

Sign up below to keep up-to-date with all things volunteering. We will be at Freshers’ Fair & Volunteering Fair during first 2 weeks of October.

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Suitability and Volunteering Roles

Volunteering Roles:
  • Accountancy / Finance
  • Administration
  • Agriculture / Farming / Forestry
  • Arts / Crafts
  • Building / Construction / DIY
  • Campaigning
  • Caring / Healthcare
  • Community Work
  • Computers / I.T.
  • Conservation
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Counselling
  • Driving
  • First Aid
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening / Horticulture
  • International Aid / Relief
  • Journalism / Newsletters
  • Library / Resource Centres
  • Marketing / Publicity
  • Music
  • Outdoor activities
  • Research
  • Scientific work
  • Social Work
  • Sport
  • Teaching – Children
  • Technical Skills
  • Theatre / Drama
  • Training
  • Translating
  • Visiting / Befriending
  • Workcamps / Summer Camps
Volunteering Type:
  • Individual Volunteering
Work Alone or With Others: Varies.
Liability Insurance Volunteers working in this organisation are not covered by legal liability insurance
Volunteers Placed Each Year 300


  • Essex, England
  • London East, England
  • London North, England
  • London South, England
  • London West, England
Qualifications: Varies depending on the opportunity.
Health Requirements: Varies depending on the opportunity.
Cost To Volunteer: None.
Age: From 18 years old
Weeks min/max Weeks from 4 up to 4 per year
Hours min/max: Hours from 4 up to 4 per week
When to Apply: Anytime.
Start Months:
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Additional Information

Accommodation: None provided.
Equipment/Clothing: Varies depending on the opportunity.
Local Information: In and around the Colchester area including Tendring and London.
Interview: Initial contact via email.
Training: Training is given by organisation providing the opportunity.
Supervision: Supervision is given by the organiastion providing the opportunity.
Debriefing & Certificates: Varies depending on the opportunity.