News and Events

In this area you will find information on any upcoming events; our latest blog posts and information on our monthly themes, all designed to inspire you to make the most of your volunteering.

Codid-19 update: To find out how you can help visit our new Covid-19 page

See below for our latest news and featured opportunities.

Visit our upcoming events page to find out more about events and one off opportunities.

Visit our monthly themes page to find out about our latest theme, encouraging you to discover more about the types of volunteering opportunities that are available.

****Welcome Week events*****

Student Meet Up - Parkgate Road Campus - BOOKABLE ONLY

This event will be an opportunity to meet current 2nd and 3rd year students before your studies begin. You can ask any questions that you may have about University life (plus, there's rumours of a free lunch too!).

This will be on Parkgate Road Campus, and if you would like to attend you must sign up via the below Eventbrite link:

Friday 18th September, 1.00pm-2.00pm - Book your place here


Virtual Welcome Week Event

Join the team and some of our volunteers this week virtually for a chat and to find out more about volunteer opportunities whilst you are at University!

"Kickstart your Kindness" Virtual Volunteering Session - Friday 18th September, 12.30pm

Join the Volunteering & Mentoring Team as we explore the huge variety of ways you can volunteer from home! Yes, that’s right, volunteering online for ten minutes can make a huge difference and we will show you how through this interactive workshop! 

Join the session here



Volunteer stories wanted!

During the uncertain times we find ourselves living in, we would love to be able to share more positive news stories on our platforms and are reaching out to all students, staff and their families to ask you to help us do that!

Although the majority of face to face volunteering has stopped, many of you have signed up to be NHS Voluntary Responders, are taking part in Virtual Volunteering, or are giving your time in other ways, such as, drawing rainbows, phoning to check in with neighbours or dropping off shopping to older relatives, and we want to hear all about it!

Please share your volunteering stories with us by emailing with your name, a photograph of yourself and a paragraph explaining a little about how you are helping. You can also tag us on Instagram @uocvolunteering or use the hashtag #VolunteersofUoC to be featured on our pages!

If you are a current student or member of staff, you can also log your volunteering hours and apply for awards, log into your volunteer profile to keep recording your hours. If you have any questions about logging hours please get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you and sharing some good news stories soon.

Jo, Shaunagh, Abbie and Amy (Volunteering and Mentoring Team)

Featured opportunity

Virtual Volunteering- Be Kind From Your Couch!

If you don't have time, or are currently unable to go out and volunteer locally, check out our virtual volunteering page!

We have found lots of virtual volunteering that you can get involved with. You can give as much or as little time as you want, and you can continue to log your hours on our website! Visit our Volunteering from Home page to find out how to virtual volunteer, whilst still making a difference around the world.  Please check that you are happy with any terms and conditions if you are asked to sign up in order to take part in any of the virtual volunteering.