Volunteering

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Volunteering is not only doing something that benefits others but it is also a great way to get to know people, learn new things, gain experience in what interests you and get involved in something you care about.

 

Every year, our members volunteer their time in both the local community and within our University itself. Students are engaged in a wide variety of projects, working with organisations such as Chiltern Rangers, Wycombe Homeless Connections and Child Bereavement. 

There are many regular projects you can get involved with as well as several charity leadership positions where you can be creative and run your own projects. Students who log their hours on our volunteering portal can receive certificates through our accreditation system. Students who reach 100 and 250 hours will have their certificates signed by the University's Vice-Chancellor and will have the chance to receive a personal reference by the Volunteering Coordinator.

For more information, and to get involved, contact katherine.frei@bucks.ac.uk

 

Get involved

 

Volunteering has so many benefits, including:

  • meeting new people
  • experiencing an industry you might consider for the future
  • learning new skills
  • developing existing skills
  • networking
  • becoming involved in something outside the realms of your degree
  • benefits to physical and mental health
  • CV enhancement
  • gaining experience
  • standing out from the crowd
  • and many more. 

We offer short-term volunteering, one-off and adhoc opportunities, long-term volunteering and placement opportunities.

We recognise and reward our volunteers with certificates of achievements for 25, 50, 100 and 250 hours completed.

These certificates can be proof for employers in your future careers.

Anyone who logs 100 community volunteer hours online will be entitled to a voluteer jacket, t-shirt or an Under Armour item from the Students' Union offices. 

For more information, or to have a chat about volunteering and how we can help and support you, please email volunteering@bucks.ac.uk, or pop into the Students' Union offices.