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. 




Join the Owls!

Nightline is a confidential, anonymous listening service, run by students for students. Volunteering with Nightline is incredibly rewarding and you will receive full training and support during your volunteering.  

You will help other students in need of a friendly ear, be part of a great team, make friends and develop a wide range of skills including, active listening, empathy, motivation and teamwork – great for your CV! 

Nightline is currently offering email listening and we are offering interviews and training both online and in person under social distancing rules. Out email listening is accessed remotely so volunteers won’t be on campus.

Email us at su.nightline@northumbria.ac.uk for more information and to apply.

volunteering and charitable societies

             Busy Bees                                                Halo Hub                                                          Hospital Arts                                 Let's End Homelessness





                  Project ICE                                                      Raise and Giving                                      SexPression

volunteering in the Community

phavour- desingers needed

Phavour are putting a call out to the students of Northumbria to produce t-shirt designs localised to your city. Students know their new honorary hometowns better than anyone, so we’re looking for artwork across the disciplines that encapsulates your student life in Newcastle. Be it local landmarks, clubs, food, or catchy slang. Check out the brief here or Phavour's website here 

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.


Volunteering with Northumbria Sport

The Northumbria Sport Student Leadership programme is a nationally Award Winning Programme that offers you fantastic Volunteer opportunities to work with industry professionals and gain valuable experience and employability skills.

We offer opportunities working with National Governing Bodies, external organisations, in the local community, and even internationally through the Volunteer Zambia Project! As a sport volunteer you have the opportunity to work alongside a mentor to support and help guide you throughout your journey. All volunteers and interns also receive free sport kit, training and access to our Sport Leadership and Innovation Fund, which offers you up to £200 towards additional qualifications and training opportunities to help you stand out.

Make a difference through Sport and register for updates here