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Take part in volunteering projects where you can make a positive impact in a couple of hours! We have lots of events throughout the year and 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 contact us on

Get Involved:

One off opportunity: Rainbows Drink Station

Cheer on the runners and hand out drinks at Rainbows's drink station at Nottingam's Robin Hood Half Marathon on Sunday 29 September!

One off opportunity: Robin Hood Half Marathon with Cancer Research UK

Help cheer, inspire and motivate the runners at Nottingam's Robin Hood Marathon on Sunday 29 September with Cancer Research UK!

One off opportunity: Culture Crawl 2019

Get involved with Maggie’s Culture Crawl on Friday 20 September from 6.30pm!

One off opportunity: Memory Walk at Wollaton Park

Get involved in this years the stunning Wollaton Park for Memory Walk on Saturday 7 September. Help beat dementia!

One off opportunity: NSPCC Cheer Point

Help to create a party atmosphere at NSPCC's cheering station at Nottingam's Robin Hood Marathon on Sunday 29 September!

One off opportunity: Rebuilding computers for elderly people with Age UK

This summer, join in with this exciting new project with Age UK and help build and update computers for elderly people. Training will be provided and you can be flexible with your commitment.

One off opportunity: Run for The Frozen Ark!

Help raise funds for The Frozen Ark, a bio-banking charity based at the University of Nottingham with a mission to collect and store DNA and cells of endangered animals.

One off opportunity: Sense Holidays

This summer, join in and help create a fantastic Sense Holiday for disabled children, young people or adults. Training, accommodation and travel is provided.

One off opportunity: The Great British Showcase with Global Buddies

Get involved in this one day only event on Friday 20 September! This is a chance to help international students find out more about different cities and regions of the UK.

Poetry reading at Queenswood Residential Care Home

Queenswood Residential Care Home in Beeston are looking for a volunteer to read poetry to their residents once a week on Wednesdays 11am - 12pm!

One off opportunity: Holiday Clubs

Help out with one of The Pearson Centre for Young People Holiday club! A jam packed week full of games, sports, competitions, baking and crafts.

Summer Volunteering - Derby Kids Camp

Help to provide kids with an amazing adventure holiday!

Summer Volunteering: Summer Reading Challenge with Nottingham City Libraries

Help get young people involved in the 'Space Chase’ Summer Reading Challenge!




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'!