Our Active Volunteers programme enables you to
gain new skills and valuable experiences by volunteering with
local voluntary and community groups.
The University's strong commitment to the community is
demonstrated through the many volunteering activities of students
and staff, who share their existing skills and expertise while
enhancing a sense of community involvement.
Our service is available to all students and staff at the
Nominations for the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award
have now closed. The winner will be announced at the Employment and
Volunteering Award ceremony on Friday 3rd May 2013.
The winner of the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award is Natalie Vaughan
Whatever your subject, interests or skills, it it likely that we
have links with a group that you will be interested in volunteering
Have a look at our volunteering
opportunities to see the organisations we work with and the
wide range of opportunities available.
Volunteering your time and energy to work with others gives
something back to the community in which you live, work or
You gain the satisfaction of contributing the skills you have,
and the opportunity to develop new ones. Volunteering can
provide valuable experiences that are useful additions to your CV;
employers value this kind of learning and commitment as well as
more formal ways of learning.
Volunteering is a chance to network and get to know people in
your community, as well as to develop an understanding of
You can build up your confidence ... and you can have fun!
Students may qualify for credits towards their degree programme,
or gain further qualifications as a result of
volunteering. Find out more about recognition for your volunteering including
awards and certificates you can gain.
Our aim is to work in partnership with organisations like yours
to help to develop your work with our volunteers. We ask that you
help us to ensure that we are providing volunteers with a quality
placement. You can do this by downloading our Volunteering
Opportunity Registration form, which gives us information about
your project and the volunteering opportunities available, as well
as any support you provide. Please visit Information for Voluntary and Community
Groups for how we may be able to support your
Staff can take the opportunity to make new connections and
develop a wider interest in the community. Volunteering offers
the chance for personal and career development because of the
valuable experiences and skills you gain. Read more about staff
volunteering with the Cares
Here's what students
say about their experiences as Active Volunteers.
We are open at the Careers and Employment Centre in the
Student Services Gateway (MB) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to
Friday all year round (except Bank Holidays).
Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions
(FAQs) about Active Volunteers.
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