Looking for a fun way to boost your CV and gain invaluable skills and experience? Have you thought about volunteering? With such a competitive job market, gaining work experience through volunteering can give you a distinct advantage when applying for graduate roles. Volunteering also increases self-confidence and improves your wellbeing whilst making a huge impact to the local, and wider, community.
Students can login in or sign up here and search through our host of available opportunities, log the skills you gain as you go and even training courses you have attended through your personal profile section.
With a whole variety of opportunities available, we are sure we can help find the right one for you. With so many ways and opportunities to get involved in, it has never been easier to get more out of your time here at Aberdeen University!
Volunteering in the Students’ Association
There are loads of ways to get involved, from becoming a committee member for one of our many societies or sports clubs, or becoming a class representative. You can also volunteer internally with us here at the Students Association by contributing to student media through GCTV, ASR Radio or our student newspaper the Gaudie. Other roles include volunteering with our listening service Nightline or campaigning to reduce sexual assault and harassment with CASE. You can also get involved with fundraising through our student RAG campaign.
Volunteering in the community
Alternatively, you can volunteer with any of our registered organisations and charities. We have a variety of registered charities offering activity-based placements for students including marketing and media opportunities, fundraising, conservation, befriending and a whole lot besides.
The Saltire Awards are a Scottish Government-backed scheme which encourages young people (aged 12-25) to volunteer, and lets you log hours and work towards gaining certificates and recognition for the good work you do. Click here for further details and the link to sign up.
For affiliated societies and clubs, we also offer the Enhanced Transcript which recognises the work you do on your society or club committee. For full details click here.