Get involved and make a difference!
Volunteering is an excellent way to help you get involved with important causes, whether they're local to you or further afield on a national scale. Volunteering is as good for you as it is for the people that you help. You'll develop skills, gain confidence and have some amazing experiences. There's a whole range of causes to help too, so whether you're passionate about the environment or helping people in real time, you'll be able to make a difference.
How can I get involved?
There's loads of local charities, events and causes that could benefit from some extra support around Southampton! Explore the latest volunteering opportunities, both locally and online. We'll update these opportunities regularly, so keep checking back to view the newest!
The more you volunteer, the more points you will earn in our SU Volunteering Scheme and you could win an award!
The benefits of volunteering and how it can help your career
Employers will view volunteering as just as valuable as paid work and this means that it will be as equally valid on your CV. In a recent Higher Education Academy report ‘The UK Engagement Survey 2017: Student participation and skills gain’, the kind of positive impact that volunteering can have is highlighted:
Can't see what you're after? Not to worry! Let us know of any upcoming volunteer opportunities you want to get more students involved in by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.