Volunteering

Volunteering allows you to:-

  • Have fun
  • Meet new people and network
  • Learn new skills
  • Give back to the local community
  • Enhance your CV

The University of Surrey has many diverse opportunities for both students and staff to get involved within the University and the local community, click on the links below for more information about the opportunities available for you.

Students’ Union Volunteering

The Students’ Union can help individuals to volunteer with a local or national charity, giving you experience in activities from event management to working with children, and opportunities from gardening to help-lines. Also we offer support to student led initiatives through the Do More - Volunteering Society who run student led projects through out the year and always looking for new volunteers and members.

www.ussu.co.uk/volunteering/volunteering

Mentoring and Tutoring Scheme (METS)

Volunteer in a local school or college. This scheme is ideal for anyone considering a career in teaching, working with young people or anyone who would like to improve their confidence, communication and presentation skills.

www.surrey.ac.uk/mets

Sports Volunteering and Coaching Opportunities

Volunteering

Sports Ambassadors have limitless opportunities to use their passion for sport in a range of different ways. Sports Ambassadors can assist sporting activities and be role models in local schools, can mentor young Sports Leaders, assist Elite Teams (Surrey Storm Netball and Guildford Heat Basketball) or actively support the  sport they are passionate about through BUCS University Competitions. All that is required is a commitment and a genuine interest in offering your skills and talents to benefit local sport in Surrey.

Coaching

We are looking for University of Surrey students who have sports coaching qualifications who would like to put them to good use supporting local schools, holiday camps and clubs. We are fortunate to have links to a range of professional sports clubs (Fulham FC, Guildford Heat, Surrey Storm) who have an interest in recruiting high calibre qualified Sports Coaches. 

If you are interested in volunteering, have a coaching qualification or would like to become qualified  please contact Andy Shelley (Sports Outreach Officer) Tel: 01483 686951  Email: a.shelley@surrey.ac.uk