Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to enhance your university experience and gain new skills. You'll meet new people, make a difference to your community and have an excellent range of experience to put on your CV.

But don't just hear it from us! Here you can find stories from our students who have volunteered during their time at university.

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Sandy Singh (Lawyers Feed the Hungry)

"I was able to connect with people who either went through the process of law school or were going through it with me. All this while serving breakfast to homeless people in the community."

Ruth Tolu Oni

Ruth Tolu Oni (Royal Voluntary Service)

"I’ve learnt that I can be a confident person which allows me to feel comfortable in any situation, and that I know how to socialise well."


Izzy Evans (The Bridge: Homelessness to Hope)

"Find an area of volunteering that you’re passionate about, so that you’ll enjoy it and then it won’t feel like volunteering at all."

Ashin Leons

Ashin Leons (The Floral Hall, Grimsby)

"The sense of achievement from helping others and improving someone’s day is a phenomenal feeling and teaches you many life skills."


Sam French (Leicester Academy)

"Overall, it’s an experience that I enjoy very much and am proud to be a part of."

Adrianna Wachowska

Adrianna Wachowska (Warning Zone)

"It’s an invaluable experience that can teach you so many skills, make you stand out from the crowd and give you the satisfaction of doing something great for your community."


Georgia Shelton (Leicester Academy)

"The level of support from the Academy has been perfect in ensuring I was fully equipped to go into the schools and teach a lesson and has already enhanced my personal skillset so much!"

Your volunteering can contribute towards The Leicester Award. For help with finding experience, visit our Latest Volunteering Opportunities page.

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