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Volunteers Needed!

Paid Opportunities?

If you are looking for paid recruitment opportunities within the Union please check out our Vacancies Page.

If you need further help with your chosen career path, are graduating soon and need help or simply want a bit of advice on jobs available and how best to get them contact the dedicated Careers Service at the University.


Community Volunteering Opportunities?

See Community Volunteering opportunities below or keep up to date with opportunities at our Facebook Page

Go for it: Become a Volunteer!

Did you know that USSA has lots of volunteering opportunities to help people and charities in need? SarahTo support you discover the right fit for you we offer: 

  • flexible hours and one-off events
  • training to prepare you for the role
  • support from our Vice President Volunteering & Diversity and his friendly team of staff
  • travel expenses
  • access to our participation fund
  • the chance to be nominated as Volunteer of the Year

Sarah tells us about her experience as a volunteer with USSA:

 “I became a volunteer because I am studying to become a secondary school teacher and was looking to gain experience working with young people. Volunteering gave me this experience and much more, I learned leadership skills and feel that I have added value to my CV.”

 “I was worried about fitting volunteering in alongside my studies and didn’t want to lose focus on my Uni work. However, the support offered to me from the Volunteering Team quickly alleviated any worries I had.  The volunteering options are flexible and we worked together as a team, so if I had to miss a meeting, the others would help me to catch up, and I would do the same for them.”

 “The best thing about volunteering for me was seeing young people enjoy their day when they came along to visit the University campus. I enjoyed hearing what kinds of subjects they wanted to pursue at university. Afterwards, we received letters of thanks from the students and they seemed to get a lot from the experience which made it more than worthwhile for me.”

 “I would tell anyone considering volunteering to go for it! Even if you are worried about the time involved, you don’t need to be as there is so much flexibility and the experience and confidence you can gain in your chosen field is invaluable.” 

 If you or anyone you know could become part of USSA’s volunteering network, please contact us for more information (ussa.volunteering@strath.ac.uk, 0141 567 5002)


Community Volunteering Opportunities

Would you like to meet new people and take on new challenges while contributing to fantastic local causes?

Strathclyde Students are encouraged to contribute and bring value to communities which will increase their personal experiences, develop skills and encourage a sense of civic responsibility and inclusion. The opportunities on offer are diverse, wide ranging and constantly increasing.

Check out our CURRENT VOLUNTEERING ROLES below. Click on the name of the opportunity to find out more about each role.

Opportunity Summary Organisation(s) Type(s)

Become a Mentor with YCSA and help young people improve their chances in work, education and social contexts. 

YCSA Advice, Befriending, BME, Mentoring, Young People
RSPB Schools Outreach Volunteer - Glasgow

Help primary school children learn about wildlife in the natural world around them

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Children, Environmental, Sustainability
Mental Health Peer Mentor

Provide 1-1 mentoring to someone who is currently providing care or support to somebody with a mental health problem. Only for people who have had experience of providing this type of care to a family member or friend. 

Glasgow Association for Mental Health Advice, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health, Mentoring, Peer support
Cancer Research Retail

Interested in retail? Volunteer in one of Cancer Research UK's shops and become the face of the charity on your local high street.

Cancer Research UK Health and Wellbeing
Food Train Shoppers, drivers and helpers

Can you help frail older people in Glasgow to get their shopping? Shoppers, Drivers and Driver Helpers required for grocery shopping and deliveries across Glasgow.  

Food Train Befriending, Elderly people, Health and Wellbeing

Volunteering Campaigns

Coppafeel - Uni Boob Team

As part of USSA's Healthy Body Healthy Mind campaign for this year there is a plan afoot to run an awareness raising campaign about breast cancer.  I am looking for students who would like to help be involved in this campaign using the Coppafeel campaign material and if you're up for it to set up a Uni Boob Team.  I'd love to get lots of people involved so if you are interested and think you could bring some fun, feisty and fact-packed campaigning skills to this team please get in touch!  This campaign needs active people who'll go out and talk to students, people who aren’t' afraid to talk about what can be a sensitive subject or embarrassing if you're discussing breast checks, we also need planners and promoters so whatever you're skills or motivation for wanting to be involved they'll be something you can help with!  Get in touch and lets get this campaign on the move!


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