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Charity Volunteering

The Volunteering Team advertises roles on behalf of a wide range of charities and community organisations across York each semester, who are looking for help from students. 

You can volunteer with local charities to support a cause you care about, all while getting to know the community you’re studying in and enhancing your CV. It’s also a great way to try out different sectors, to see which career is right for you.

Get involved

Find a full list of our current opportunities and apply on Handshake.

Covid-19 update: volunteer roles are all checked to be in line with current guidance and with Covid-secure measures in place. 

Roles are open to any student and the commitment varies between roles from a regular time each week to a one-off event, so there is lots of flexibility to find a role to suit your timetable. Find roles across a range of sectors and causes such as: 

  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Social justice
  • Arts and heritage 
  • Sustainability 

About Charity Volunteering 

Charity Volunteering is a brokerage service between charities in York and students at the University of York. It is managed by the Student Volunteering Team based in Careers and Placements.

All charities promoted via the scheme have a partnership agreement in place with the University of York. We work with charities to develop roles which will be beneficial for them and the student volunteers. Each year around 600 student volunteers apply to roles with around 50 organisations. 

The programme is delivered by the Student Volunteering Team in Careers and Placements.

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If you are a charity wanting to advertise roles via our brokerage service, see Information for community organisations