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King’s Volunteering

 

Volunteering is a great way to make a positive difference in the world. From supporting a charity's fundraising efforts to speaking with an isolated person once a week on the phone, there are numerous ways that you can give back and meet the needs of King's diverse communities.

Volunteering also has numerous personal benefits, including:

  • Enhancing your university experience both as a student and member of staff
  • Improving wellbeing and reducing isolation
  • Learning new skills and developing existing skills 

To discover how you can volunteer, see the opportunities further down this page.

 

There are also many extra-curricular activities at King’s where you can meet new people, develop skills, gain experience and make a difference.

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. Before volunteering you should carefully read the government guidelines for wherever you are, and the information provided by the charity or community organisation you are volunteering with. You can read the UK government’s guidelines on how to help safely here.

Volunteer through KCLSU

  • Students can browse volunteering opportunities through the KCLSU Volunteering Record. Here you can find a range of remote and in-person volunteering opportunities in the local community.
  • You can also stay up to date with new volunteering opportunities, news and events by signing up to the KCLSU newsletter and selecting your interests as ‘volunteering opportunities’.
  • Students at King's can log hours for any time spent volunteering to work towards a KCLSU Volunteering Award. Watch KCLSU's video on logging your volunteering hours to find out more.
  • If you know somebody who has made a contribution to society through volunteering, nominate them for KCLSU's Volunteer of the Month. You can nominate yourself, a friend or a student you know of that is doing something great in the community.

Explore and share 

    • Find out more about how our students, staff and alumni support our local, national and international communities by reading Our stories’.
    • If you have a story to share, or a query about volunteering, contact service@kcl.ac.uk
    • Let us know how you are making a difference by tagging @ServiceAtKings on Twitter and Instagram, and by using the hashtags #ServiceAtKings and #WeAreKings.

Charities, community organisations and social enterprises

  • If you would like to advertise your volunteering opportunities to King’s students and staff, please get in touch with service@kcl.ac.uk 
  • To see other ways King's can support you or your communities, such as free online sports classes, free legal advice and access to research, check out our #KingsLocal pages.