Every year, thousands of University of York students volunteer to support a cause they care about, build their skills and discover the City of York. Roles are available each semester with varying levels of commitment, so you can find an opportunity to suit you and your timetable. So what are you waiting for? Seize the year - volunteer!
Any undergraduate or postgraduate student can get involved. See all of our current opportunities on Handshake and help make a difference during your time at York.
Not sure what you'd like to do? Read more about each of our volunteering programmes below.
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 microvolunteering or fundraising with RAG.
Each semester 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.
Please note that we strongly encourage our student volunteers to complete regular lateral flow tests and follow the latest university guidance for returning to campus.
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.