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Volunteering


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.

Further afield

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.

Students’ Union Volunteering

The Students’ Union offer fantastic volunteering opportunities; in the community, supporting charities working with people, animals, outside on our allotment or in Schools.  Our volunteers are making a real difference to their local communities and we love to shout about that. We do this through 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 our website.

A large group photo of festival volunteers

Employability Partnerships

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

Carnegie Sport

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.