Volunteering is an excellent way of supporting and getting to know your local community, as well as developing skills and experience valuable for work and study. There are many opportunities for you to get involved.

  • Our Explore programme gives you the support and tools you need to examine your next steps at university. Experience a sector you're interested in through a voluntary placement.
  • Help to run your College by joining your college committee. You can deliver campaigns, design college clothing, co-ordinate sports teams and arrange events and socials.
  • Work as a student tutor alongside teachers in local schools through our award-winning York Students in Schools scheme.
  • Volunteer on initiatives involving conservation, heritage, campaigns and supporting young people with the York Students in Communities programme.

Contact us

York Students in Communities
volunteering@york.ac.uk

York Students in Schools
ysis@york.ac.uk

Students' Union Volunteering Officers
volunteering@yusu.org

  • Get involved with one of our @Work team projects (selected departments only) and gain experience linked to your degree.
  • Volunteer with the Students' Union (YUSU). Through ongoing projects and one-off initiatives you could help to organise a music festival, create a community garden, support people with dementia and much more.
  • Help a good cause with Raising and Giving (RAG), YUSU's fundraising activity which supports a different charity each year.
  • Become a leader of the Students' Union or the Graduate Students' Association by running in the elections. You can get your voice heard and make a real difference to students' lives here at York.
  • Set up or run a student society (special interest groups), or a sports club - whether you play for your college or compete at University level.
  • Join our Talk to a York Student scheme and help prospective international students by being their York contact and answering any questions they may have.

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International students

As an international student, it is important that you check that any voluntary work complies with the terms of your visa.

Students taking part in a @Work Project at Beningbrough Hall. 

Contact us

York Students in Communities
volunteering@york.ac.uk

York Students in Schools
ysis@york.ac.uk

Students' Union Volunteering Officers
volunteering@yusu.org