Student-led 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.

Please note, these projects will run next academic year (2018-19) Information about how to apply to be a volunteer for these projects will be posted here once applications are open.

The two projects available next year are:


Chester Student Dog Walkers                                                                                   

Are you interested in animal welfare? Do you have experience of dog walking? Chester Student Dog Walkers will 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.

Please note, due to the high volume of applications, we are not currently accepting volunteers for this project. 


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 Cheshire Wildlife Trust; National Trust to local community groups. Activities can include habitat management; footpath building and gardening.

Email for more information 


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? Contact the team and we can help you to get your ideas off the ground on

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