Giving something back
Volunteering is a great way to give something back, learn new skills and travel to some amazing places.
We can give advice and practical help with course-based and extra-curricular volunteering. If you want to make new friends, gain transferable skills, and develop a CV that stands out, find out more.
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.
We run 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 our volunteering website for more info.
The Students' Union also organises award-winning local community volunteering. CALM (Community Action @ Leeds Beckett) is nationally recognised provider of student-led, social action volunteering. Through CALM you can develop your skills and abilities, contribute to the local community and have some fun along the way.
The Employability Partnerships team are dedicated to ensuring a successful student experience, whilst also seeking to develop students personal and career skills. This is achieved through great industry relationships, exclusive opportunities and vast knowledge of the events industry.
In 2014, over 600 Leeds Beckett students, alumni and staff successfully performed 81 unique work based learning and intern roles at Live at Leeds, Le tour Addingham, Hove Festival (Norway), Latitude, Glastonbury, Radio 1, Leeds festival and Reading Festival. Every role is designed to increase student’s employability and enhance their CV. To find out more about our unique roles please visit the Employability Partnerships website.
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, please visit our sports volunteering page for more info.