Interested in volunteering?


You are only 3 steps away from volunteering with the Students Union.
 

With the Students' Union you can log the hours and skills you gain through volunteering and work towards recognition and awards to celebrate your achievements!

 

Be a Volunteer

 


3 steps to volunteering

 

1

Set up your profile

Log in with your student account and set up your volunteering profile here.

It's just some basic details about yourself, and what type of volunteering opportunities you're interested in, so we can make sure we only send you relevant opportunities.

Set up your profile

2

Find an opportunity

Find out what volunteering opportunities your Students Union and other external organisations currently offer you here.

Find an opportunity

If there isn't anything that interests you on the Toolkit then you can come to an Activities drop-in session to search the Greenwich Volunteering Centre database of opportunities, or look at Do-It.org.uk which offers opportunities nationwide.

3

Get started!

Once you've found an opportunity you want to get involved in, you'll need to get in contact with the opportunity provider who will confirm when you can get started.

  • If you found the opportunity through our website you just click the button saying that you're interested and that will automatically email the volunteer provider for you.
  • If the opportunity is from the Greenwich Volunteer Centre then we'll give you the contact details when you come to the Activities drop-in session.
  • If you've used Do-It.org.uk then you can apply through the Do-It website.


Recognition and awards

 

 

We're aware that students at Greenwich do loads of fantastic things outside their course, volunteering both with the Students' Union and a massive range of external organisations in the community, and we want to give you a chance to get recognition for the amazing things you undertake. To outline your outstanding commitment to volunteering, the GSCV will hopefully give you genuine recognition, and help you land your dream job after you graduate by making you stand out from the rest!

The GSCV has 4 levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Plus, and is earned through logging your hours and skills via the Toolkit, and completing reflective reviews about your volunteering. Learn more

 

GSCV Bronze

CRITERIA
  • 25 hours of volunteering logged,
  • record at least 1 employability skill
REWARDS
  • GSCV Certificate
  • Union Awards ticket

 

 

GSCV Silver

CRITERIA
  • 50 hours of volunteering logged,
  • record at least 6 employability skills,
  • record attendance at 1 training session,
  • have a brief volunteering review meeting with a member of SUUG staff
REWARDS
  • GSCV Certificate
  • Union Awards ticket
 

GSCV Gold

CRITERIA
  • 100 hours of volunteering logged, 
  • record at least 10 employability skills, 
  • record attendance at 2 training sessions, 
  • complete a written reflection of your volunteering experience
REWARDS
  • GSCV Certificate
  • Union Awards ticket
 

GSCV Gold Plus

CRITERIA
  • 200 hours of volunteering logged (40 hours must be from community volunteering).
  • Record at least 12 employability skills.
  • Record attendance at 3 training sessions
  • complete a written reflection of your volunteering experience
REWARDS
  • GSCV Certificate
  • Union Awards ticket

 

Already a volunteer?

 

If you already volunteer, for example with the Union as a committee member, as a Programme Rep, or with an external organisation, then you can just register on the toolkit and go ahead with logging your hours and skills.

 

Log your hours