University Of Bristol Volunteering

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University Of Bristol Volunteering

Becoming involved in sport as a volunteer is fun, rewarding and professionally useful. It offers transferable skills, experiences you can talk about, and an involvement in benefitting others which can be life-changing for them – and for you.

Sport Leadership Award

The Sport Leadership Award is a nationally recognsied qualification developed in partnership with Sports Leaders UK which will:

  • Allow you to meet a like-minded positive group of students
  • Help you learn vital skills in teamwork, communication and organisation
  • Build confidence in those for whom leading groups of people is a new experience
  • Not require any previous experience or sporting ability

Bristol Plus Awards

Completing our Sport Leadership Award will give you exactly the experiences you need to achieve the Bristol Plus Award, which is increasingly recognised by many employers.

How can I get involved?

To register your interest please fill in our online form or contact

Everything about volunteering was enjoyable; the sports I helped coach, the tutors that assisted me in doing so and the whole group atmosphere contributed to a fun filled experience.

Simon Yu, winner of Outstanding Volunteer Contribution Award
(BSc Mathematics, 2014)

Volunteering is brilliant. Not only is it great fun but it is rewarding too! Volunteering allows you to develop new skills and be a part of new experiences all whilst helping those most in need.

It is easy to get involved and there is a range of opportunities from our student-led projects as well as charities and community groups across Bristol and beyond.

So what are you waiting for? Increase your confidence, add to your CV and make yourself stand out from the crowd by volunteering through your Bristol SU.

Information for Organisations

Students are a great addition to your team and continually demonstrate their dedication and enthusiasm for doing good. You can recruit student volunteers via our website by navigating to the ‘Register an opportunity’ tab on the left hand side of this page, and registering your organisation and opportunities. Here’s a handy userguide to walk you through it.

Award Winning Volunteering 

In 2016 Bristol SU Volunteering was awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service for the amazing volunteering work students do with us in the community.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities. The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, and winners are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

The judging panel were struck by the quality and breadth of all the successful groups. “The thousands of volunteers who give up spare time to help others in their community and to help solve problems demonstrate the very best of democracy in action.”