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Student Volunteering‌

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: Due to the current lockdown restrictions many roles are on hold or virtual. 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

York Students in Schools 

Inspire young people and gain classroom experience by volunteering in schools or running your own school workshops.

‌Community Projects

Join a team project to support a community partner to look at a local challenge, such as environmental sustainability. Teams might be to help with some research, deliver an event or create a resource.

YUSU Volunteering

Join one of 20 student-led projects, give volunteering a go with micro-volunteering or fundrasing with RAG.

Charity Volunteering

Each term we promote roles with charities across York, for causes such as sustainability, heritage, health and wellbeing.

Fund your idea

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. 

Staff volunteering 

Member of University staff? Get involved with the employee-volunteering charity York Cares.

Volunteering updates

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. 

Contact us

Email: volunteering@york.ac.uk

Twitter/ Instagram: @UoYVolunteering 


Information on volunteering and visas for International Students

Information to advertise for volunteers


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