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SUBU Volunteering

We think volunteering is brilliant! It is fun, rewarding and makes you and other people feel fantastic. Don’t just take our word for it, come and see for yourself! 

There are so many ways you can get involved whether you have five minutes or five days to spare. Our projects are student led and cover a range of things including conservation, helping people with Alzheimer’s, building bird boxes, painting murals, setting up events and so much more…

Volunteering is an amazing thing to do for others but you can also gain a lot for yourself by joining in....

  •    Learn new skills and boost your confidence
  •    Enhance your CV and increase your employability
  •    Gain points towards the BU Development Award
  •    Meet new friends and have fun

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To register as a Volunteer, you only need to fill in your full details once,  and then you can sign up for as many volunteering opportunities as you like! Remember that applying for volunteering opportunities is not like applying for a job and it is very likely that these charities will contact you and ask you when you can start. So please don't apply for all of the opportunities as you may not have the time to commit to lots of regular volunteering.

If you have any queries about volunteering, feel free to email, or come and speak to our Community Team, on Floor 2, of the Student Centre, on the Talbot Campus.


"Volunteering gives you an opportunity to discover, express your  hidden potentials in service to humanity with so much ease, excitement and fulfillment.That has been the case at BU."

Macdonald Amaran SUBU Volunteering Chair 2016-2017

"Volunteering is such a fantastic way to get involved in both SUBU and the local community. You make loads of friends along the way and it will also help to enhance your employability. It is also really flexible so you can give up as little or as much time as you like and fit the activities around your studies."

Chloe Schendel-Wilson, SUBU President 2014-16 

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