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Volunteering

Volunteering can have a profoundly positive impact on your life and the lives of those around you. We encourage and support all of our students to realise their potential through volunteering

Why should I volunteer?

Volunteering is an opportunity for you to build your skills, improve your employability and stand out from the crowd in today's competitive jobs market. By including volunteering experience on your CV you will demonstrate key skills and dedication to potential employers.

Volunteering also allows you to build skills in your chosen area and for a cause that you believe in – it is a great way to make a difference to the communities around you. These roles are usually very flexible and you can volunteer at a time that works around your existing commitments, such as your studies.

If you are interested you can visit the UEL Volunteering Hub to see the latest volunteering opportunities. You can browse available roles but in order to apply you will need to register and attend a short induction. Once you register we will be in touch to arrange your induction.

Our team are on hand to help and support you to identify a role, please get in touch by emailing volunteering@uel.ac.uk

  • 73%

    of employers would employ a candidate with volunteering experience over one without.

  • 94%

    of employers believe that volunteering can add to skills.

  • 58%

    of employers say that voluntary work experience can actually be more valuable than experience gained in paid employment.

How volunteering works

Whatever your availability, skills or passion there is a volunteer opportunity that is right for you. We welcome volunteers of all abilities. If you consider yourself to have a disability, our team will be happy to discuss opportunities that could work for you.

Think carefully about the time you can commit and do not overstretch yourself. All of our partners understand that you are volunteering around other commitments. 

If you think volunteering could be for you, please refer to our step-by-step guide below:

  1. Firstly, check out the latest volunteer opportunities online at the UEL Volunteering Hub.
  2. Fill out the registration form on the hub and you will be contacted by UEL Volunteering to arrange a short induction.
  3. Apply for any roles that interest you. You will hear from us or directly from our community partners, to find out if your application has been successful.
  4. Once you begin volunteering, ensure you and your host organisation log your hours through the hub to earn awards and other perks.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our team by emailing volunteering@uel.ac.uk 

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