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Here at YUSU, you can get involved in volunteering in three ways:

1. Projects

Take a look at our student-led volunteering projects below,  that work with children and young people, conservation, the arts and much more!

If you’d like to set up a new project, please take a look at the 'How to start a volunteering project' document here.

Want to find other ways to get involved in volunteering? Check out the university's opportunities here.

2. One-off opportunities

Tight on time but want to give back? Not to worry, we have plenty of one-off opportunities that occur throughout the year for you to get involved in. Check out our Give it a Go schedule or get in touch with your volunteering officers, Chris and Morgan at, to sign up to their mailing list.

3. College Volunteering

Most colleges at the University of York provide volunteering opportunities for their students, either through projects that each college committee sets up, or through their local charity partner. This changes year on year, so please get in touch with your college to find out more!

Meet the Committee

Hi, we're Chris and Morgan and we're your Volunteering Officers. To find out more about us, click here. See below to find out who sits on the volunteering committee with us!

Christopher Oldnall YUSU Volunteering Officer
Morgan Steigmann YUSU Volunteering Officer
Finn Judge YUSU Student Activities Officer
Niamh Taylor Treasurer/Secretary
Santra Hamalainen PR and Marketing Internal Coordinator
Kate Gregson Colleges and Student Groups Liason
Sara Arfan Promotional Event’s Coordinator
Domonique Lemonius PR and Marketing External Coordinator
Elizabeth (Lily) Wright Charities and Community Liason
Sarah Jones Volunteering Event’s Coordinator
Kathryn (Katie) Summerfield Volunteering Event’s Coordinator



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