There are many volunteering opportunities for students at UEA, whether on or around campus, in the local community or further afield.
Volunteering can benefit you in lots of ways. You can develop skills such as leadership, communication and project management; and you can gain useful work experience to enhance your employability. During your time as a volunteer you can make links with and contribute to the local community, access professional training, make new friends and above all, have fun.
How to volunteer
- Join one of the UEA Volunteers Projects led by UEA Volunteers (based in Careers and Employability on The Square). See UEA Volunteers Projects
- Volunteer with a charity or not-for-profit organisation – local, national or international. Opportunities are advertised on www.employability.uea.ac.uk
- Volunteer with the Dean of Students projects which support international students
- There are also opportunities to volunteer with the Union of UEA Students
- Visit the national volunteering website
- See Voluntary Norfolk's monthly bulletin of volunteering opportunities)
- Volunteering England
- Read our advice for volunteering overseas (PDF).
Along with the reward you will get from spending your time doing something useful to benefit others, you will also be rewarded by UEA. The hours you spend volunteering can be recorded in a UEA Volunteers Logbook and count towards an award – Bronze for 25+ hours, Silver for 50+ hours, Gold for 100+ hours and Platinum for 500+ hours. Volunteering Awards take place in May each year.