Volunteering

If you’re looking for a fun way to boost your CV and gain invaluable experience, why not try volunteering!

You can log in to your account here and search through all the available opportunities, log skills as you go and training courses through our new personal profile section!

From skydiving and sports coaching to youth work and fundraising, we can help find the right opportunity for you. There are lots of different ways to get involved, so, get something more out of your time at university!

Pop in to RGU:Union and speak to our Volunteering Team and they can help find the perfect volunteering opportunity, or email volunteering@rguunion.co.uk

Volunteer with the Union
There are loads of ways to get involved, from taking part in some of our many societies, becoming a committee member for one of our sports clubs, or becoming a student representative. You can also work internally with us here at the Union by contributing to student media through RGU:TV, RGU:Radio or Radar Magazine, or as an elected Vice President. Other roles include fundraising with RGU RAG, volunteering with our listening service RGU Nightline or becoming a Cultural Ambassador to help promote arts and culture on campus.

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 conservation work, befriending and office support, as well as marketing and media opportunities and a whole lot besides.

One-off volunteering projects
If you would rather not have a regular commitment, but would like to try volunteering out, why not get involved in one of our many one off projects we run throughout the year?

There are also regular one off events for students who would like to take time out, possibly only once a month, to help others with activities such as bag packing, street collecting, events management or beach cleaning. There is a volunteering opportunity to suit everyone, we can work around your schedule to try and find an opportunity that incorporates your hobbies or your course.

How do we recognise the efforts of our volunteers?
If you register as a volunteer with us you can log your hours and we'll upload them to your university record (called your HEAR report) and then your extra-curricular activities will appear on your transcript when you graduate, 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.

Pop in to the RGU:Union on Union Row to find out more about our range of support for both new and existing volunteers.

Like our Facebook page to stay updated about any volunteering opportunities.

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