Each year hundreds of our students take on charity volunteering roles with a wide range of organisations in and around York who are looking for support from volunteers. 

With a wide range of charities involved, we'll have something to interest you, including opportunities to:

  • Support local wellbeing initiatives
  • Discover the region's arts and heritage
  • Be a change-maker for sustainability

Seize the chance to get involved, build your networks, and boost your skills.

What's involved?

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.

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. 

Most of our charity volunteering roles are in person, however remote specific volunteering roles can be found on handshake. 

See all current volunteering opportunities

Student experiences

"It's a great opportunity to do something I wouldn't have done otherwise, work with new people and gain valuable experience." Charity volunteer

"Go for it! You will meet great people, work with local charities and contribute to making a difference in York." Charity volunteer

Find out about our other volunteering programmes