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Welcome to Volunteer Northumbria. Here, you will find all the volunteering opportunities available on and off campus.

From fundraising at RAG week to supporting events or coaching opportunities, you’ll find everything you need to know about volunteering at Northumbria and the opportunities available in Sport, The Student Union or the Careers and Employment Service.


Careers and Employment

Career _volunteerGot a few hours to spare?  Want to try something new?

The Careers & Employment Service can connect you with hundreds of Voluntary and Third Sector organisations in need of some help from you, whatever your interests, ability and availability.

Volunteering is a great way to develop the skills and experience employers want.

Browse JobsOnline for current volunteering opportunities in all areas from food education & cultural events to community, health & environment matters - locally, nationally and worldwide. 

Get involved, make new friends, give something back and have some fun.  discover more



Sport _volChallenge yourself to new experiences and join the Northumbria Sport family as one of our volunteers! We offer over 200 volunteer opportunities in a variety of different sporting areas including; marketing, events, coaching, facilities, media, officiating, performance analysis, physiotherapy, strength & conditioning and many more! Our volunteer opportunities are designed with your career in mind! We work with industry professionals and organisations to ensure you are getting more than just a degree!  discover more


Students' Union

Northumbria Students’ Union provides over 7,000 volunteering opportunities a year for students, with something for everyone. For those who want to take their volunteering further we have over 1,000 leadership positions, where students can get even more involved in the volunteering they love as well as build their CV.

Su _volunteer (1)Why volunteer with the Union?

  • Its free
  • It’s a great way to meet new people, make friends and have fun at Northumbria
  • Its student friendly – we build our volunteering around the academic requirements of students, so you can do both
  • Its student led – we only offer what students want. If there’s something you want to do that we don’t offer, we can help you set it up
  • It’s a great way to do something new
  • Volunteering makes you employable
    • 73% of employers say that the prefer candidates with experience outside of their degree, so it enhances your CV
    • Volunteers can earn monthly rewards and work towards annual awards for excellence and leadership in volunteering
    • All our volunteering and awards can be recorded on a student’s Higher Education Achievement Report for employers to see.  discover more


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Minister for Science, Research and Innovation opens £2m investment in region’s Engineering and Environment students
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