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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!


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 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 opportuntiies. We will be on hand to help you with any core training you need, health & saftey compliance and online recrutiment 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. Employers will usually look for some kind of volunteering on your CV before offering an interview!


Active Student Led Projects

Bournemouth Beach Champions                                   

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.  Help the fight to keep our shores litter-free!! 


Permaculture Society                         

We are the Permaculture Society, a community of people which collaborates to grow food, look after nature, and have fun! A.k.a, the green fingered folk always keen to get down and dirty. We're passionate about sustainable urban farming, the benefits of gardening and being outdoors, and supporting our community. We create permaculture based garden designs for urban ecosystem restoration, and we also run The Green Loop, a food-based social enterprise looking to bring students cheaper healthy organic meals.

Everyone gets down staring at screens and books and we all need a break, If being outside rain or shine makes you happy then we're the society for you. Permaculture can deepen our connection to nature that were so often disconnected from and help us find a passion for growing food that tastes better than anything you can get in a shop.