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Volunteering

Volunteering

Whether you only have a few hours a year or are looking for something more regular, volunteering is a great way to enhance your experience at King's College London: meet new people, make a difference, improve your wellbeing and gain valuable employability skills

 

Students and staff can now sign up to King's Volunteering. As a student you can also gain recognition for the time that you spend volunteering whilst at King's through the King's Experience London Award and Global Award. 

 

Sign up to King's Volunteering 

King’s Volunteering is your one-stop shop for discovering opportunities and building connections with people and organisations that are driving positive change in our local, national and international communities. Develop your skills, tackle issues that are important to you and have fun through volunteering!

From one-off events to regular volunteering opportunities, there's something for everyone. You could do anything from supporting residents in Southwark as a digital ambassador, to delivering food parcels as a volunteer bike rider or acting as an online tutor for young people.

We all have our reasons to volunteer, whether it’s advocating for a social issue, gaining new skills, improving our wellbeing or meeting new people. Whatever your motivation, sign up to King’s Volunteering to connect, discover and make a difference.

Everyone employed by King’s can choose to spend up to three days or 21 hours per year doing voluntary work for another organisation or volunteering scheme, regardless of the role you have at King’s. The time you can take to volunteer is pro-rated if you work here part-time. Find out more about Service Time on the intranet.

Visit King’s Volunteering for more information.

Gain recognition for your volunteering: King's Experience Awards 
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King’s Experience Awards are given for learning that you undertake outside the formal curriculum. They are based on your experiential learning, which can include volunteering in local or international contexts, paid employment, or undertaking additional learning, such as learning another language.

The King's Experience Awards require you to combine experiential learning with further, supported reflection and study, and to submit an assessment. Your assessment can be traditional (such as an essay), or more innovative (such as a website or a video).

The King’s Experience Awards provide opportunities for you to enhance your learning and your employability, by broadening and deepening your experience and by recognising and rewarding the activities you undertake alongside your formal studies.

For more information please refer to the King's Experience website.

Can’t find a project that you want to work on? We will do our best to help you set up your own volunteering or fundraising initiative. Contact the Sustainability Team.

If you are a charity looking for volunteers from King's, you can sign up and advertise opportunities through King's Volunteering.

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