The Volunteering Services Unit exists to help UCL students get involved in volunteering activities in the local community – we’re one of the largest departments of our kind in the UK.
Last year, over 2000 students volunteered through us, each giving up a bit of the spare time to help out with:
- Supporting after-school clubs with IntoUniversity
- Showing visitors round one of London’s hidden historic houses
- Teaching English as part of the United Migrant Workers Education Project at Unite the Union
- Gardening at The Calthorpe Project, a green space in Kings Cross
- Organising local community and cultural festivals
- Coaching sport in local schools
If you’ve an idea for your own community project, then the Volunteering Services Unit can help too. Last year, we supported 72 different student teams, including Layers of London, who offer art classes for older people in Camden, and The Big One, who help London schools put on high-quality musical productions.
Students tell us that through volunteering they’ve discovered London, felt more at home, and made new friends. It can also help you find paid work and gain useful experiences. The Volunteering Services Unit is here to make it as easy as possible and to support you along the way.