Do you have a great idea that could benefit other people in Bournemouth? Could you create your own community project or suggest one? It could be regular volunteering or a one off! If so, you're in the right place! We'd love to hear about your idea, so why not book an appointment, and come and chat to us soon.
Step 1: Putting together your ideas
When thinking about your project, it's important to note what the need of the local community is and the impact that you will be able to make through your volunteering activities. You'll also need 2 other current BU students to be your project leaders.
Step 2: Create your project plan
Before you submit your project proposal, you'll need to make a project plan. You'll need to explain what your project aims and objectives are; what volunteering activities your project will include; how your project will benefit BU students and the local community along with details about how many student volunteers you will need help from and the timescales for your project.
Step 3: Submit your project proposal
Use the form HERE
to submit your project proposal.
Step 4: Approval/Let’s get started
A member of the Student Opportunities Team will get in touch to find out more and to support you in getting your project live on the SUBU volunteering hub.
Step 5: Supporting you through your first few months
Ultimately, it will be the project leaders' responsibility to manage your project however, the Student Opportunities Team has dedicated staff members to oversee all of the SUBU volunteering opportunities. We will be on hand to help you with any core training you need, health & saftey compliance and online recruitment and promotion for example.
What are the Benefits?
• Gaining experience in external engagement which you won’t always be able to do as part of your course
• Network within the local community
• Find a career pathway
• Improve key employability skills
• Make your CV stand out from the crowd
- Developing leadership skills
Employers will usually look for some kind of volunteering on your CV before offering an interview!
Active Student Led Projects
Bournemouth’s greatest asset its beautiful sandy beaches. Our Beach Champions volunteer to help keep the coasts clean through regular beach cleans to stop litter getting into the sea and harming our environment. This has become a much loved student led event. You can help to keep our beautiful coastline clean by becoming a Beach Champion Leader, or simply by coming along to the beach cleans to help out. You can find out more about the Beach Champions on their facebook page here or you can book an appointment and speak to a member of the Student Opportunities Team on Floor 2 of the Student Centre to find out more.