Volunteer Opportunities

We work closely with local charities and organisations to provide you with hundreds of different opportunities around Chester and Cheshire. Log onto our Volunteer database to search for the right opportunity for you!

Not sure of the type of volunteering you are looking for? Below are examples of the types of volunteering you could get involved in whilst at the University of Chester:

University Based Volunteering
Student Ambassadors, Hall Wardens, Sports Captains, Executive Committees, Society Presidents, and Student Academic Representatives (StARS) are all counted as volunteering.

Schools and Young People
We have a huge collection of opportunities working with young people in a range of different settings.  We also run a School Mentoring project helping young people to improve academic attainment, raising aspirations and encouraging them to think seriously about Higher Education.

Adults
We also advertise opportunities to work with adults in a range of opportunities such as befriending, arts and crafts or just general helping with adults from all walks of life whether they be homeless, in care homes or just in the local community.

Environment and Conservation
Opportunities are available to get involved in conservation projects, ranging from maintaining our local canals to tree planting and creating animal habitats.

Green Issues
We all want to make the University a greener place to work and study and we need your help to do so. You could be helping the staff to be greener in the workplace, encouraging students to recycle and be more sustainably-minded, growing organic fruit and vegetables at the University’s allotment or helping to organise the on campus Veg Bag scheme.

Health and Nutrition
From opportunities with the local hospital, healthy eating sessions with adults and young people alike and sports coaching, there is something there for students with an interest in health and fitness.

Fundraising
We have a huge bank of charities all looking for exciting and innovative ways of raising money for their causes. From sky dives, fancy dress bag packs or helping to manage and plan large scale fundraising events, the possibilities with fundraising are endless.

Whilst many of our opportunities are based in and within close proximity of the City Centre, specific opportunities will require you to travel to the Wirral or North Wales. Though this might sound off putting, the best experiences are generally the ones where a little more effort is required.