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, join up,  join in and find out 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
  •    Learn Team work
  •    Become a Volunteer Leader - take a look on the 'Be a Leader' tab on the left.

Click the buttons below to get involved!-


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 subuvolunteering@bournemouth.ac.uk, 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


"There is so much that you can get involved with to do with volunteering, it’s not just litter picks! We have a range of events that your student volunteer leaders and other organisations put on. This can include helping the Alzheimer’s project, Conservation or even if you just fancy giving 5 minutes of your time. You’ll meet loads of other student volunteers, people who are wanting to help, so make a difference, and make the most of your time at university, and give it a go!" 

Georgia Larkins VP Community 2016-2017 

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