Students volunteer in their own time outside of their studies to support charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations. Both universities have professional volunteering services, which help to broker and promote volunteering opportunities to all students. Volunteers can provide longer-term regular support, or act as a short-term ‘task force’ team to achieve a specific goal.
We have developed guidance on adding capacity through meaningful student volunteering opportunities:
- Adding capacity through student volunteers – workshop presentation
- Recruiting and retaining student volunteers – handout
We run workshops as part of the Bristol Volunteer Organisers Forum for organisations to meet the volunteer teams from both universities to discuss your needs and share good practice with other organisations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
University of Bristol
At University of Bristol, student volunteering is supported by the Students’ Union. Volunteering opportunities can be uploaded online or you can talk to the team about targeting specific students or co-hosting a student volunteer action day: email@example.com
Please note: the universities do not advertise unpaid internships. If either university believes an opportunity requires a student to be held accountable and therefore should be paid, they have the right to refuse advertising that opportunity and can direct organisations to the funding available for internships.