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The one-off opportunities listed below are being promoted in response to COVID-19. These opportunities are temporary and mean you can make a positive impact right now! For a full list of all volunteering roles available, and handy tips on staying safe, check out our COVID-19 response page.  

Not sure about volunteering right now? It's important you do what's right for you. Just check back once things are back to normal, and you’ll find lots of events throughout the year that needs volunteers. It’s a good way to get involved in volunteering that’s flexible around your timetable! 

If you have a one-off opportunity that you think our students might be interested in then please complete this form.

If you have any questions please contact us at 


Get Involved:

Framework donations

Help Framework support Nottingham's homeless and most vulnerable by donating items

Derby Food Forum Network

Help Derby's local network of foodbanks continue to provide support for those in need

Age UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19) volunteers

If you are remaining in Nottingham during this Pandemic and would like to offer your support please follow these instructions.

SU Volunteering Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

This is a regularly updated article on student volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic. Are you wondering what the next steps are for your current volunteering? Wanting to find out what volunteering opportunities are currently available? Find out more here!




Strapped for time? Need a break from revision? Or just feeling like making a difference? Micro volunteering is for you! We have several opportunities that you can take part in from the comfort of your own home that only take a few hours. Make a card for a child in hospital or play games online to raise money for charities - whatever you do you’ll be changing lives. Let’s get to it!


Free Rice!

Every correct answer in these fun multiple choice games donates rice to the World Food Programme!


Help find the micro volunteering campaign for you on Elbi! The website and app which posts 3 different campaigns a day providing a wide range of projects to easily get involved with.

Charity Miles

Charity Miles is a free smartphone app in which people can exercise to donate for free!


Explore the Zooniverse! Volunteers are invited to help with research projects from around the world and across space helping to solve some of life's mysteries.

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is a smartphone app which helps blind and visually impaired people 'borrow' the eyes of sighted individuals through live video chat. Help someone with their day-to-day lives one call at a time!

Post Pals

Find a Post Pal today and 'post a smile on a sick child's face'!