Student groups, Union & University projects, and external organisations can advertise volunteering opportunities through our Employability & Volunteering Toolkit to recruit volunteers for a variety of roles.
Students are increasingly aware of the employability skills that can be gained through volunteering, and looking for volunteering opportunities to enhance their employability, learn new skills, network and have fun!
We ask that all opportunity providers please take into consideration that the first priority for students will be their studies, so we willl not promote opportunities that would involve students working for excessive hours during term times, or would be detrimental to their studies in other ways.
Register Your Organisation
To promote an opportunity, you will need to first register your organisation through a quick and simple form.
To ensure that our students are working in a safe environment we ask organisations to upload the following documents:
- Required Insurance certificates – Public and Employers liability
- Required Policies – Health and Safety;
- Optional Policies - Volunteering; Environmental; Expenses.
To speed up the process it is useful to have these documents to hand when filling in the registration form.
If you are a student group or University staff member then you do not need to upload documents as we already have copies of the relevant Union and University policies. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org so we can set you up with a login to directly upload the volunteering opportunity.
Promoting an Opportunity
Once a member of Students' Union staff has approved your organisations' registration, you will be able to upload and manage your volunteering opportunities by logging in. The first time you log in you will also be asked to accept our Host Agreement to confirm that you will follow our policies and procedures.
Once logged in you can manage all of your opportunities, for example updating information or changing deadlines, and add new opportunities through a simple form.
We recommend putting as much detail as possible in the role descriptions, and emphasising the skills that the volunteers will develop. For a list of what skills students can log through the Toolkit please click here.
We use the same interest and activity categories as Do-It.org.uk, for ease of understanding for students. Please select the interests and activities that are as accurate as possible for the role you are promoting, as that way students who have selected thsoe interests and activities will be contacted.
When a student clicks to say they are interested in your opportunity, you will be sent an email with their contact details for you to get directly in contact with them. You can also click on the 'Volunteers' tab when managing an opportunity to see a list of all of the students who have shown interest in the role.