Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do by giving your time you're helping the organisation you volunteer for, and you're also helping the people, communities, animals or environments they represent, whilst gaining valuable skills that could enhance your CV.
Leeds Beckett can give advice and practical help with course-based and extra-curricular volunteering, whether you want to give something back, make new friends, gain transferable skills, and develop a CV that stands out.
There are loads of opportunities so check them out…
On your doorstep
Local schemes can range from helping school children with their reading to supporting a city or neighbourhood event. Fundraising, web development, business planning – our students have used their skills to help others.
Leeds Beckett runs a number of international volunteering projects throughout the year. In 2011, volunteers from Leeds Beckett participated in projects in countries including Thailand, South Africa, Brazil, Peru, Romania and Greece. As well as broadening your life skills, these projects will give you a global perspective and provide much needed support to communities in need across the world.
Visit the international volunteering website for more info.
Students’ Union Volunteering
The Students’ Union offer fantastic volunteering opportunities; in the community, supporting charities working with people, animals, outside on allotments or in Schools. Volunteers are making a real difference to their local communities and we love to shout about that. You could get a chance to go to the SU Awards evening, thank you events, socials and much more. Your hard work and commitment will not go unnoticed.
Check out a full list of all our areas of volunteering on the SU website.
Since 2010, more than 1,300 students have volunteered with Leeds Beckett partnerships. Working at some of the country’s premier music and sporting events, students have gained invaluable experience, developed workplace skills and learnt from leading industry experts.
In 2016, we had over 220 volunteer places available for students to undertake 27 different roles across both Latitude and Leeds Festivals. The roles ranged from three Intern opportunities of five weeks duration on the Festival site to assist with the Festival build up to numerous Helpful Arena Team positions. Every role is designed to increase student’s employability and enhance their CV.
The Carnegie Sport Volunteer Programme is a great way to develop your personal and professional skills. Placements exist in a number of different areas, including coaching, sports science, umpiring, events management, PR & Marketing, and many more. You don’t even have to be sporty to take part, and placements vary in terms of time commitment, so you can choose something that will suit your aims and lifestyle. For more information, visit the sports volunteering page.