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Volunteering On Campus

Volunteering is a great way of contributing to society!

Do you want to get involved in volunteering but don't know where to start? There are lots of volunteering opportunities available right here on campus. Scroll down to learn about some of the activities you can get involved in. 

If you want to get involved in volunteering out in the local community you can find opportunities on (opens in a new window)StudentVolunteer.ie/UCD 

“Volunteering has allowed me to look at the world in a different way and be more conscious of the social problems that exist in the world. Volunteering has been my favourite part of my time being in college, and I wouldn’t change my experience at all.” - UCD student

As a UCD student there are lots of opportunities to get involved in life on campus. You could volunteer to take up a committee role in a UCD Club or Society, or get involved in your Club or Societies community outreach events and fundraising activities.

A peer mentor is a later year student who volunteers to share their knowledge, insights and experience of coming to university to help new students transition to college life more easily.

Over 600 volunteers participate in the UCD Peer Mentor Programme every year from across all UCD programmes. Find out how you can get involved.

(opens in a new window)UCD Volunteers Overseas (UCDVO) was founded in 2002 by the late Fr. Tony Coote. Participants in the UCDVO Volunteering and Development Education Programme take part in training days, development education activities and four weeks volunteering with a local partner in India, Tanzania or Uganda. Volunteering activities are largely in the area of healthcare, education and community development. 

Visit the (opens in a new window)UCD Volunteers Overseas website for more information about their on-campus community activities.

The UCD Advantage Award is your chance to get recognition from UCD for skills, knowledge, and experience that you have gained through participation in co-curricular activities. Whether you are a part of a UCD Society or sports team, volunteer your time with a charity or have done a Summer internship, UCD wants to acknowledge your contribution and development.

There is a wide range of UCD on campus activities which can help you achieve an Advantage Award. The UCD in the Community Volunteering Awards are one of them. Contact (opens in a new window)skillsaward@ucd.ie to find out more. 

Contact UCD in the Community

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