Every year, thousands of University of York students volunteer to support a cause they care about, so why not join them! Roles are available every term with varying levels of commitment, so you can find an opportunity to suit you and your timetable. Any undergraduate or postgraduate student can get involved, so sign up now and help make a difference during your time at York.
Covid-19 update: Volunteer roles are all checked to be in line with current social distancing guidance and with Covid-secure measures in place. Search uoy volunteering under the labelled by your institution filter on Handshake to find an up to date list of opportunities and check out YUSU’s guide to microvolunteering.
Inspire young people and gain classroom experience by volunteering in schools or running your own school workshops.
Join one of 20 student-led projects, give volunteering a go with micro-volunteering or fundrasing with RAG.
Each term we promote roles with charities across York, for causes such as sustainability, heritage, health and wellbeing.
The University Community Fund offers grants of £500 to £5000, plus support to make your ideas for student and community initiatives happen. Open to staff and students all year round.
Member of University staff? Get involved with the employee-volunteering charity York Cares.
Sign up to our mailing list in Handshake to find out more about our opportunities, when to apply and hear from other students who have volunteered and made a difference in the community.
Twitter/ Instagram: @UoYVolunteering
Looking to make the most of your volunteering experience in your CV or interviews? Watch our video about the CAR technique or visit the applications pages for more help