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Volunteering Bank

Here you can find out all you need to know about volunteering including how to get started, why it is of great benefit to you and your community and where to find exciting volunteering opportunities.

Develop team skills and make new friends volunteering
Student volunteer at Tudor House Museum

How will volunteering benefit you?

How to search and apply

Go to MyCareer and select 'Search' then 'Volunteering Bank' to browse roles.

Alternatively, please see the RSS feed at the bottom of this page for a selection of the roles we are currently advertising. 

My volunteer work helps me to learn the history of this city and meet some new friends. As an international student I hope to integrate into local people's lives and the experience of volunteering could enrich my CV.

Students from any degree background and in any year of study can secure a volunteering role.

As a guide, the Careers and Employability Service recommend students do not undertake more than 10 hours work a week - this includes paid and unpaid work.

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) - If the role you are applying for requires you to have a DBS check you might find the organisation will arrange this for you. If not, please find further information about how to obtain one yourself via the UK Government website.

Training - The organisation you are applying to should provide you with training detailing their safeguarding policies and procedures depending on the type of role you will be doing. This will inform you about how to best protect both yourself and those you come into contact with while volunteering.

Speak to someone - Our Drop-in Service provides the opportunity to speak to one of our advisers. Come and see us if you would like to discuss volunteering or would like help with an application for a volunteering opportunity. 

For further health and safety considerations please see the useful download at the bottom of this page.

  • Volunteering Bank Opportunities - Check the Volunteering Bank on MyCareer for both long-term and one-off volunteering roles.
  • Southampton Hub offers opportunities for you to create social and environmental change in your community and globally.
  • Southampton Voluntary Services offers information and opportunities from local organisations along with advice and training.
  • Students' Union Clubs and Societies - take responsibility as a committee member in more than 300 student groups.
  • Volunteering abroad can be a great experience. When deciding possible organisations to volunteer with we suggest you consider the guidelines offered by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations website called 'How To Volunteer Outside The UK'.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries about the Volunteering Bank.

Email: careers@southampton.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 3501

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