Information for University Staff

Staff Volunteers

If you are a University of Chester staff member who volunteers their time for an organisation and would like to record your volunteering hours, please contact us via

We will then email you with a link to set up your account for this website. Once you are registered you will be able to log volunteer hours and also view the volunteering opportunities advertised to our students.

*Please note, that our University of Chester Volunteering (UCV) Awards are open to students only.

We would really welcome and encourage any University staff member to record their volunteering hours, so that we are able to demonstrate the impact our staff and students have on the local community through voluntary activity.


Support for departments:

Our team can also support your department in a number of ways, including:

  • Short lecture talks to promote the benefits of volunteering to your students, and provide information about how they can find opportunities and get the most from our website.
  • Work with departments on Student-led projects which may be of particular interest to your students.
  • Attend departmental meetings to inform your staff about the range of services and opportunities we have available.


Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring matches new students with a current student who will act as their Peer Mentor. Peer Mentors are there to share experiences, offer tips and advice for basic queries or concerns, and signpost to relevant services. Mentoring can commence from pre-arrival (August)/induction and continues throughout the term. This is mainly done through email, but Mentors can meet their Mentees on a face-to-face basis too.


Departmental Schemes

In addition to our centralised Peer Mentoring scheme, The Volunteering and Mentoring Team can also support your department to develop a Departmental Peer Mentoring scheme- matching all your level 4 cohort with a trained Peer Mentor.

Peer Mentoring can help support your level 4 students with the transition into Higher Education, and the team provides Peer Mentors with training on signposting, safeguarding boundaries, and guidance on how to deal with a range of questions a new student may have.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Departmental Scheme please contact Joanne Morison, via