There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities for students on campus in UCD. With such a large range of clubs and societies, there's something to suit everyone! If you would like to be more involved in community-based volunteering and work with the UCD in the Community team, check out Student Volunteer.
Studentvolunteer.ie is an online tool that supports students wishing to volunteer in their communities. It is a national volunteering database specifically created for higher education students.
Students simply register online by entering their contact details. From there you can browse and apply for volunteering opportunities based on your needs, interests and/or location! UCD students can access the site here.
Studentvolunteer.ie is a useful resource, which allows you to
- Browse opportunities
- Apply for once-off and long-term opportunities
- Track your volunteering hours
- Receive updates on any opportunities that might be of interest to you
- Connect with local, national and international community based organisations
If you can't find an opportunity to suit you, never fear! We are currently looking for students to help as part of the UCD in the Community team. This would involve helping to run events and activities on campus, engaging with community-based organisations and encouraging staff and students to engage in volunteering and making a difference. For more information, email Holly or UCD in the Community, phone 01-716 2409 or call into Room E0.54, UCD O' Brien Centre for Science (East).
This community-based learning module provides students with an opportunity to reflect in a structured way on their learning from their volunteering and community experience(s). Students should have prior and on-going experience of volunteering. For more information, please see here.
If you are involved in a club or society in UCD, or are a member of staff who has a volunteering opportunity they wish to advertise to students, why not do so on studentvolunteer.ie? Find our guide to registering your opportunity for publication on the UCD Clubs, Societies and Volunteering profile on studentvolunteer.ie here.