Student volunteering stories
Find out how our students and postgraduate researchers are playing an active part in the community by volunteering, while gaining valuable skills and experience.
Our vision is for all students to have the opportunity to play an active part in their community, and to develop the skills and attributes that make them successful graduates with the motivation, experience and potential to have a positive impact in wider society.
Maryam Alhayki, LLB Law
Find out how Maryam took part in the Intercultural Ambassadors Programme and arranged a raft of activities for older people in Leeds.
Leeds STAR (Student Action for Refugees)
Meet the group that provides volunteering, campaigning and fundraising opportunities in support of refugees, with the aim to spread awareness, gain support and create change.
Felipe Martínez-Fernández, PhD History and Philosophy of Science
Discover how Thackray Medical Museum gave Felipe the opportunity to develop transferable skills that are helping in his PhD studies and beyond.
Jon Roberts, PhD Biology and History
A trayful of mystery objects, a robot cat and a jar of leeches are all in a day's experience as a volunteer, as Jon reveals.
Eunica Beatriz Riquixo, MA Global Development
Through IntoUniversity, Eunica is following her passion and helping to improve access to higher education for students from all backgrounds.
Emily Kilmister, BSc Sports and Exercise Science
Learn how Emily made an impact as a netball umpire, fundraising coordinator and committee member for a vital bone marrow charity.
Jake Donohue, BSc Sports and Exercise Science
Through volunteering, Jake has worked with top-level, critical coaches that have assisted in his football development.
Nilu Jahan, LLB Law
Discover how Nilu has gained valuable experience by volunteering in a school to help young people develop their volleyball skills.
Alex Simpson-Hayter, BA Criminal Justice and Criminology
Alex co-founded a society to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention in the local community. Find out how she's helped to support those who need it most.
Find out more about student volunteering opportunities
If you’re a not-for-profit organisation in Leeds that would benefit from student volunteers, email the Volunteering Team at email@example.com