Manchester Metropolitan University Volunteering

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Volunteering is an unpaid activity with a charity or not-for-profit organisation which aims to benefit the environment, individuals or groups. This includes one-off and short-term opportunities as well as longer-term commitments, depending on the organisation and the specific role you choose.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering can benefit you as much as the cause you choose to help. It enables you to develop skills that complement your degree, enhance your employability, improve your self-confidence and support the local community. Volunteering is a great way to gain valuable experience and skills that will enrich your CV, helping you to impress employers and get you started in your chosen career

How can I become a volunteer?

  • Manchester Met’s Students’ Union run the online volunteering hub, where you can search for volunteering opportunities and keep a record of your hours and skills.
  • Passionate about sport? There are a variety of opportunities on offer with the Sport Volunteering scheme.
  • Our Working in the Public Sector and Not For Profit sectors guide will help you to find opportunities.
  • Manchester City Council provide volunteering opportunities in Manchester, as well as information, support and training for residents who want to volunteer.
  • do-it.org.uk Put in your postcode and search for local opportunities.
  • timebank.org.uk Volunteering and mentoring projects.
  • enactusuk.org A volunteering community of students, academics and business leaders.

Need more help?

  • Check the online careers guides that are available.
  • Use our online service, Ask a Question for your careers queries, file uploads etc.
  • Visit the Jobs Hub Drop-in, located in the Business School, 13:00 to 16:00 (Monday to Friday).
  • Book a 30 minute appointment with one of the Careers team.
  • Watch our video guides on the mmutube Careers Channel. If required, sign in using your normal student ID and password.