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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


How will Volunteering benefit you?


How to search and apply
Go to MyCareer and select the Volunteering Bank tab 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. 

I learnt how planning your time and working in the most effective way possible also helps when applied to your studies, [...]. The support given by my manager is unmatchable in terms of sharing expertise or giving advice which also makes you feel part of something big.

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

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 - If you would like to speak to a careers adviser about volunteering or to check over your volunteering application before you submit it you can attend a drop in session in the Careers Centre. Find details of drop-in hours here.

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

  • Volunteering Bank Opportunities - Check the jobs board on MyCareer for long-term career-focused and also 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 - It is a great opportunity to volunteer abroad. Before you decide which organisation to go 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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Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries about the Volunteering Bank. The Work Experience Team will support as required and can be reached using via contact details below:


Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 3501

Useful Downloads

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Current Volunteering Bank Opportunities

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