There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities to enrich your time at university, hone your skills, meet new people, increase employability and establish lifelong friendships.
SUSU offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities from running in our elections to helping lead a student club or society. There are also other opportunities led by the University and local organisations in Southampton.
We offer a range of volunteering societies
Volunteering at SUSU
Run for election for one of our roles
University Volunteering Bank
Opportunities via the University
Southampton Voluntary Services
Opportunities in the local community
All clubs and societies and any student wishing to raise money for charity must legally run the event through Southampton RAG. This is because charity law states that one charity (SUSU) cannot donate to another, and all students are included as members of SUSU. All you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to raise money for amazing causes, you can volunteer with Southampton RAG or any other fundraising society. If you have a cause you care about and want to run your own fundraiser, Southampton RAG can help with advice and promotion.
If you're holding or considering running for an elected role within SUSU and need help or advice, please contact email@example.com
- are on a club/society committee
- volunteer with an external organisation
- have a great volunteering idea
- want to get involved with volunteering
and would like support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SUSU provides formal recognition of volunteering as well as offering additional benefits to volunteers.
The STRIVE eBadge system allows volunteers to create online evidence-backed badges, which they can use on their LinkedIn profiles or CVs as proof of volunteering they have completed at university.
If you have any questions about the STRIVE scheme, please email email@example.com
SUSU will provide you with a "Volunteer Transcript" listing all the voluntary positions you’ve held within SUSU and any voluntary awards you've received. This includes officer roles, course representative positions, club and society committees and the Society and Volunteering Awards.
You can access your individual transcript here
Volunteer discount cards
Anyone who volunteers with SUSU as an officer, course representative or club and society committee member can get a SUSU Volunteer Discount Card. This gives you 10% discount at SUSU outlets.