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.
As a student you can gain recognition for the time that you spend volunteering whilst at King's through the KCLSU Volunteering record or the King's Experience London Award and Global Award.
KCLSU's Volunteering Record
KCLSU supports over 50 volunteering and fundraising student groups aiming to make a difference in the community or raise money for a good cause. Last year their groups raised a huge total of £100k for charity!
The Students Union run the volunteering record to reward students with the hours they log doing voluntary work, this includes being a course rep, a sustainability champion, fundraising during RAG week and any other activities you take part in. The hours students spend being a society or sport committee member also contribute to your volunteering hours!
Volunteering while you study lets you build new skills, meet new people and make a real difference. So many of you are already involved in Volunteering and Fundraising groups or give a few hours each week as volunteers.
Your Volunteering Record is where you can log all the hours you've given to volunteering and fundraising. It's also a place where you can keep track of the training you've undertaken, browse for new volunteering opportunities and get in touch with charities directly.
Once you've logged enough hours, you'll be eligible for a KCLSU Volunteering and Fundraising Award. These will be awarded at the end of the academic year. You’ll be awarded:
- Bronze Award for 25 hours
- Silver Award for 50 hours
- Gold Award for 75 hours
- Platinum Award for 150 hours or more!
Click here for more information
Gain recognition for your volunteering: King's Experience Awards
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.
King's Experience London Award
King's Experience Global Award
Finding volunteering opportunities
[Staff and Students]
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, please visit the KCLSU Volunteering Record.