Careers Service


Volunteering is an unpaid activity with a charity or not-for-profit organisation that makes a difference to the wider community.

Is a great way to enhance your University experience. As well as being fun, it can:

  • Give you a great sense of achievement
  • Help you develop essential skills that employers look for e.g. project management, communication and teamwork skills
  • Give you the opportunity to meet new people
  • Give you the chance to make a difference in the community

How can the University help you to volunteer?

The University of Manchester has a dedicated Volunteering and Community Engagement Team, which will encourage you to volunteer by:

  • Advertising hundreds of volunteering opportunities across Greater Manchester through Volunteer Hub
  • Providing one-to-one advice to help you with volunteering queries
  • Informing you of how you can get your volunteering recognised
  • Keeping you up to date with the latest volunteering news and events

Additional volunteering opportunities and ideas

If you have the opportunity, now is the time to boost your skills and help communities or projects in need.
There are lots of opportunities in and around Manchester, and further afield. See below a few to get you started.
If you want your volunteering to count towards your Stellify Award you must ensure it is logged on your account on the Volunteer Hub

Download the guide