Current Projects

Student-led Projects

Student-led projects are volunteering projects run by students, for students! Volunteer Project leaders are recruited, trained and supported by UoC Volunteering to deliver their project. Project leaders also recruit and manage the student volunteers for their project.


Have a look at some of the projects our students are currently running!: 


Chester Student Dog Walkers                                                             

Are you interested in animal welfare? Do you have experience of dog walking?

Chester Student Dog Walkers provide support to members of the community who own dogs but are unable to walk them on a regular basis due to medical reasons, illness or injury. Student volunteers provide a free dog walking service on a regular basis, based on enquiries from the community.

Volunteers will work in pairs, picking up the dogs from their owners at an agreed day and time each week. The project aims to ensure that the dogs are kept healthy by regular walks and to help members of the community who can no longer walk their dogs.



Welly Wednesday Student Volunteers     

Do you enjoy volunteering outdoors? Have you got a passion for environmental conservation?!

The Welly Wednesday project organises monthly conservation and outdoor volunteer work days at various locations across Cheshire and North Wales; with organisations ranging from the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, and local community groups. Activities can include habitat management, footpath building, and gardening.

Please email for more information. 





Are you keen to make a difference for those in your local community? Do you like a good chat over a nice cup of tea or coffee?

This student-led project sees students work with local charities to host afternoon teas for local elderly people who are socially isolated or don’t have family or friends living nearby.

If you're interesting in being a part of this volunteering opportunity, then please email



CHEW (Chester Healthy Eating Workshops!) - NOW RECRUITING PROJECT COORDINATOR     

Are you keen to learn new, healthy recipies whilst also helping those who need it most? 

This student-led project sees groups of students working with Chester Aid to the Homeless (CATH) to provide hands-on, healthy cooking workshops!

Working with CATH service-users, you will help them learn more about nutritious food and enjoy a meal together.

If you're interesting in being a part of this volunteering opportunity, then please email



Letters Against Loneliness    

Would you like to make unexpected friends through one of the most simple, yet powerful of ways?

This student-led project was set up to help combat loneliness and social isolation by becoming a pen-pal to a local, socially isolated person (such as someone with Dementia or an older person in a residential home).

Volunteers on the project will write letters to a member of a local Dementia group, and attend the occasional social event to meet their pen-pal!

Email if you're interested in getting involved! 





Want to set up your own project?

Do you have an idea for your own student-led project but don’t know how to get started?

Check out the 'Start Your Own Project' page, or contact the team via so we can help you to get your ideas off the ground!

We can provide you with resources, training, support and opportunities to advertise and promote your project.