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#ContinuingToServe

 

King’s was built on an ambition to serve society and this commitment is stronger than ever. During this period of uncertainty and change, King’s is stepping up efforts to deliver on its promise to make the world a better place by continuing to serve our local, national and international communities.

That’s why we have launched #ContinuingToServe, our university-wide approach to bringing together, strengthening and celebrating the many ways in which King’s people are making a difference, wherever they may be, fulfilling our purpose as a civic university that serves the world.

We want to make it as simple as possible for King’s students, staff and alumni to support communities in our local area, across the UK and internationally.

Charities, community organisations and social enterprises

  • To request volunteers, advice, support from our staff or students, or non-financial donations, let us know using this form.
  • To see other ways King's can support you or your communities, like free online sports classes, free legal advice and access to research, check our #KingsLocal pages.
  • To discover other support that might be available to you from funders and infrastructure bodies, see further down this page.

King’s students, staff and alumni

  • To offer something specific – specialist knowledge, equipment or materials, research expertise etc – let us know using this form.
  • To see ways in which you can volunteer – either remotely or locally to you – or donate items, see further down this page.
  • To sign up to receive emails with volunteering opportunities, complete this form.
  • To support our NHS partners, or if you are an NHS body seeking support from King’s, please complete this form.
  • To let us know about a story we can share, email continuingtoserve@kcl.ac.uk or let us know how you are making a difference by tagging @ServiceAtKings on Twitter and Instagram, and by using the hashtags #ContinuingToServe and #WeAreKings.

KCLSU – Recognising student volunteers

  • All students can log their volunteering hours to work towards the KCLSU Volunteering Awards. You need to log your volunteering hours before Friday 29th May for final years. All other students will carry over logged hours to the next academic year.
  • Societies can submit your volunteering achievements to the Accreditation Scheme and work towards your next award.
  • If you know somebody who has made a contribution to the COVID-19 response through volunteering, nominate them for KCLSU Volunteer of the Month. You can nominate yourself, a friend or a person you know of that is doing something great in the community.
  • The KCLSU Annual Awards will take place online at 3pm on Friday 27th June. The Crisis Voluntary Impact Award will acknowledge and celebrate the students and recent alumni who have gone above and beyond during the global COVID-19 crisis.
  • Students can also browse the KCLSU volunteer directory and sign up to the KCLSU Volunteering Newsletter by selecting ‘Volunteering Opportunities’ as your interest.

As well as volunteering in your own time, everyone employed by King’s can choose to spend up to three days per year (pro-rated) doing voluntary work for another organisation or volunteering scheme using Service Time (internal).

Remember that the main priority when volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic should be to keep yourself and others safe. Any activity that involves leaving the house is only permitted in certain circumstances and before volunteering you should read carefully the government guidelines for wherever you are. You can read the UK government’s guidelines on how to help safely here. KCLSU has put together some advice for students on how to keep safe whilst helping others.