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Volunteering


Join the committee

Volunteering is about choosing to give your time, energy and skills to something that matters to you. YUSU Volunteering supports and runs a variety of volunteering opportunities at York.

These range from regular projects where you can form long-term relationships and watch programmes grow, to engaging and exciting one off opportunities and college events that are aimed at benefiting the local community and students, in and around York.

Getting involved in YUSU Volunteering is an amazing and rewarding experience from which you will gain a huge sense of achievement, as well as countless new skills. You also get to meet loads of new people, make long-lasting friendships, and have loads of fun at the same time.

The Volunteering Committee are a dedicated group of students who are responsible for supporting, organising and promoting volunteering  activity on campus.

Link to Volunteering application form here.

Link to Role Descriptions here.


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 volunteering@yusu.org, 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!


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