Spotlight on Volunteering Opportunities

Ever thought about volunteering?

There are so many reasons to volunteer while you’re studying at Edge Hill.

Here are just a few of the positives:

  • You’ll build your confidence
  • You’ll meet new people and make new friends
  • You’ll enhance your employment prospects
  • You’ll make a network of contacts
  • You may receive a professional reference
  • You’ll have the edge over other applicants for jobs
  • You’ll have great fun
  • You’ll gain new or use existing skills
  • You’ll be making a big difference to your community

What volunteering opportunities are available at Edge Hill?

Our Volunteering page is a great place to start your search and our Student Volunteer Handbook offers great hints and tips.

You can find your perfect volunteer role, advertised alongside paid roles, on the Careers Vacancy Portal. There’s a range of opportunities for building career relevant experience whilst giving back to the community, including Chorley TV Station Manager, Conservation Volunteers, Heritage and Tourism Volunteer, Football Team Physio and Administration Assistant.

Listen to students and alumni Katie, Ben and Sophie talk about their volunteering and read more Volunteering stories here.

Many organisations have risen to the challenges presented by Covid-19 by offering remote roles that you can do from home – such as Telephone Befriender or Virtual Group Volunteer. Check out the Volunteering from Home resource that features a wide variety of opportunities – including viewing video footage of wild chimpanzees to identify species and behaviour! There are also roles where you can support people who are isolated, contribute to historical research or offer website and social media support to charities.

The current restrictions mean we can’t invite organisations onto campus to promote their opportunities so instead we are hosting a number of virtual events with organisations including the Citizens Advice Bureau, The Children’s Society Safer Families and Lancashire Volunteer Partnership.

If you want to talk through your options it’s really easy to contact our specialist Volunteering Advisors using Ask A Question or by Booking an Appointment.

Student Volunteering Week 2021 runs from 8 to 14 February – check out the national Student Volunteering Network page.

There’s something for everyone! Find out more, get involved and make a difference today!