If you’re looking for a fun way to boost your CV and gain invaluable experience, why not try volunteering! There are a range of opportunities available from website developer, to community fundraising volunteer or to being a call companion, there is an opportunity for everyone. There are lots of different ways to get involved, so, get something more out of your time at university!

You can log in to your account here and search through all the available opportunities offered from external organisations as well as internal opportunities too.

Volunteer with the Union
There are loads of ways to get involved, from taking part in some of our many societies or sports clubs by becoming a committee member or choosing to be a student representative. You can also work internally with us here at the Union by contributing to student media Radar Media, being part of the Go Green team or as an elected Vice President. Other roles include volunteering with our listening service RGU Nightline or becoming an Equality Champion.

Volunteer 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 volunteering that covers communications/marketing/publicity, arts/culture, medical/care and sports/outdoors just to name a few!

One-off volunteering projects
If you would rather not have a regular commitment, but would like to try volunteering out, there are also one-off events that organisations and charities are advertsing which can range from activities such as bag packing, street collecting, events management or beach cleaning. 

How do we recognise the efforts of our volunteers?
If you register as a volunteer with us and are a full-time undergraduate student you can log your hours and if you are an undergraduate student we'll upload them to your university record (called your HEAR report) and then your extra-curricular activities will appear on your report which is issued to full-time undergraduates via Gradintel, which will be great for your employability.

If you are aged 25 or under, you also have the opportunity to take advantage of the Saltire Awards. This Scottish Government-backed scheme encourages young people to volunteer, and lets you log hours and work towards gaining certificates and recognition for the good work you do.

Consider the benefits of volunteering; not only do you receive training and practical experiences in challenging and rewarding situations, but we can help you gain recognition for this good work – the certificates that you receive will look fantastic to prospective employers.

E-mail volunteering@rguunion.co.uk to discuss any questions you may have in relation to volunteering opportunties. 

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