Through the Community Volunteering Service, we support City students and recent graduates to make a positive impact on the local community.
Please visit our community volunteering brokerage website to learn more, register and apply for volunteer opportunities directly.
We also help students directly create and run volunteering projects, provided that a similar organisation does not already exist.
People volunteer for all sorts of different reasons: a desire to gain broader experience, learn new skills, develop existing skills, make a difference in the community, or have fun.
Whatever your reason, we aim to guide you to an experience that fits with your needs and we will give you opportunities to reflect on what you have learned. We will help you to develop you as a volunteer and to understand and articulate the contributions you are making.
If you have further questions after registering and looking through the opportunities on offer, please contact by emailing City’s Community Volunteering Officer, Ben Robinson.
The impact of COVID-19 on volunteering
The outbreak and global spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease which it causes - COVID-19 – have caused tremendous change and uncertainty and they have had a huge impact on volunteer organisations.
Most organisations have had to switch to mostly-online, mostly-remote volunteering opportunities, protecting volunteers and beneficiaries from the risk of this virus.
Many charities have lost much of their traditional funding, leaving them scrambling to replace this money so they can continue serving their communities.
The disproportionate impacts of this crisis across demographic and socioeconomic factors have laid bare the reality that our society is not as equal as many once believed. All of this continues to be a lot to process.
If you are looking for a way to help, look no further.
City’s Community Volunteering Service works with dozens of charitable and community organisations that have been active throughout the crisis – collecting and donating food to those in need, buying groceries for people who are self-isolating, telephoning and videoconferencing with elderly local residents unexpectedly isolated in their homes.
We can help you continue to make a positive impact as we all navigate our way through this strange time. We will help you ensure that you can take appropriate steps to protect yourself and those around you while making a positive change.