Volunteering is a great way to do something positive with your time whilst giving back to the community and if you love to ‘do your bit’ then you’re in luck, as the volunteering opportunities are in abundance here at NSU. 

Whether you fancy helping thousands of freshers to move into halls each September, becoming a tutor to help older people get to grips with Skype to talk to their grandkids, being trained as a mentor to help students like you or getting involved in shaping the University services, there are loads of worthy projects that you can Get Involved with!

As well as having a load of fun, meeting new friends and gaining confidence, by volunteering you will also be enhancing your CV and making yourself more employable, after all, that’s the reason why you come to University isn’t it? You can find out more about how we support your employability through recognition and training here.

Find the opportunity that's right for you by searching through our different tabs for more information. 

Volunteering at university


Interested in being trained to mentor and support students like you? We run peer mentoring schemes for both of our Black Leaders Project and Frist Generation programme. Whatever your background, if being a mentor appeals then get involved! You’ll receive two days of professional mentor training and we’ll work around you and your capacity to match you up with suitable mentees. Email anna3.thompson@northumbria.ac.uk  or fill in our application form here.

Please note, applications close on September 26th. You MUST be able to attend training on 8th and 9th October.



Do you want to help make being a student a better experience? Our Wellbeing volunteers work with us to help improve the mental and physical wellbeing of students on and off campus. As a volunteer we’ll give you support and training to help put your ideas into practice as well as opportunities to get involved in our Wellbeing Manifesto. To find out more email Chrissy.watt@northumbria.ac.uk and click here to find out more about our Wellbeing work 




Our Academic Reps work with University staff to help shape how the programmes are taught and delivered. As well as helping give feedback directly to the staff you’ll work with them to help them understand why students have given that feedback and think through the best ways to deliver changes. 



Student Foodbank Champion 

Are you passionate about ensuring no student goes hungry? Do you have an interest in nutrition on a shoestring? Than get involved by being a Foodbank Champion and running this exciting and new service, email su.reps@northumbria.ac.uk for more details.




Freshers' Team Recruitment

We're currently developing our range of virtual events as well as planning how we might socially distance some physical events if permitted. Whilst there are a alot of unknowns at the moment, what we can say for certain is that we will be doing everything we can to make Freshers Week 2020 the most fun possible for our 1st year students and for our volunteers. 

In return for volunteering your time (20-50 hours over a 2 week period on a flexible basis depending on your other commitments) you will get free access to all events, great times, new friends and a real boost for your CV.  

Register your interest here  and mark Weds 16th September in your diary for training day!

volunteering and charitable societies

             Busy Bees                                                Halo Hub                                                          Hospital Arts                                 Let's End Homelessness





                  Project ICE                                                      Raise and Giving                                      SexPression

volunteering in the Community

NU TARGETconnect

Log into the Careers’ Service’s Target Connect portal with your student details to find volunteering opportunities with local companies, internships and part time jobs for students.

Young Trustees Network

Some charities really struggle to find young people to sit on their trustee boards. You can be part of the decision –making for large scale charities and gain loads of experience at the same time.


Newcastle Volunteering Centre

Newcastle Volunteering Centre are commissioned by the Council to support and celebrate volunteering opportunities across the city.

Explore their website to take a look at what’s on offer.


Do it Newcastle

Do it Newcastle advertises volunteering opportunities within the community. You can search via your postcode and see what’s available in your local area.