Union Volunteering brings you the opportunity to make volunteering whatever you want it to be. Our student-led projects put you in control - you could be the Chairperson, Treasurer, Communications Officer or Project Manager. These roles empower you, teach valuable skills and will improve your employment prospects. As a volunteer, you have the chance to lead existing projects or create new ones; the power really is in your hands.

Some current volunteers engage in educational programmes that involve going into schools and giving young pupils support and advice. Volunteers have also been involved in community development projects alongside groups like Bankside Open Spaces, a local charity that has its own green patch based here at the Student Centre. A range of other opportunities such as mentoring, helping at Victim Support and other social awareness campaigns have also been developed for students.

In addition, volunteer placements are also organised by the Employability Team at The University. For more information on these types of opportunities you can visit the University's volunteering page or email the LSBU Volunteer Coordinator on ae@lsbsu.org

Apart from the benefits that come from volunteering, such as helping out your community and gaining experience for your CV, our volunteers are also rewarded for their efforts with a black-tie end of year awards ceremony where all volunteers receive certificates acknowledging their commitment.