Student Development and Community Engagement Division

How to recruit volunteers

Stage 1: Register

You can easily promote your organisation and volunteering opportunities with us via our Volunteer Hub.

By registering with us via the Volunteer Hub, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Advertise your volunteering roles for free to our students
  • Attend our volunteer recruitment fairs and other events for free, giving you the opportunity to meet students face-to-face
  • Receive our free e-newsletter to keep you up to date with all our news and the support and services that we can offer you.

To ensure that the volunteer opportunities that you post on the Volunteer Hub go live, please include your organisation's up-to-date insurance details. Please note, once you have submitted your information it may take a couple of days for it to be processed and approved. You will not be able to access your Volunteer Hub account until it has been approved.

You can also upload a logo to support the details that we hold for your organisation. This logo will appear to students, making your organisation stand out in advertisings.

Please note: We have recently moved to the Volunteer Hub from our old database CareersLink. Therefore if you see any literature asking you to register an account with us via CareersLink, please register via the Volunteer Hub.

Stage 2: Submit an opportunity

Once you have are registered with us via our Volunteer Hub, and we have your up-to-date insurance details, you can then submit as many volunteering opportunities as you like.

You can also upload an image or logo to support your volunteering opportunity. We suggest that you do this as this will help make your opportunity more attractive to students.

When you have uploaded your vacancy it will appear as 'pending'. We will be notified that you have uploaded a new vacancy and will ensure to approve it as soon as possible.

If we have any queries about your opportunity, we will contact you as soon as possible.

Important Information

When you submit your volunteering opportunity, you will automatically be asked if it has been risk assessed. Please note that we can only promote opportunities that have been risk assessed. We do not need to see the risk assessment, but we do need confirmation that you have completed as risk assessment.

Stage 3: Volunteer inductions

Once you have recruited, it is important that your organisation provides an induction to the volunteers. The induction needs to cover health and safety, rights and responsibilities, volunteer expenses, etc.

Stage 4: Amending your voluntary opportunity

You can easily login to the Volunteer Hub if you wish to amend your vacancy or close it before its expiry date.

Please note that if you do amend your vacancy, this will change its status to pending. However we will be notified and will ensure to approve your vacancy as soon as possible so that it is advertised to students once again.

Students volunteering on a street collection for a national charity

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