Give and gain by volunteering
Active Student is the university’s volunteering service. It can provide you with volunteering placements in the local community that are rewarding, safe and supported. Find out how you can register as a volunteer.
It's never too late to volunteer
Whether you're in your last year of university or your first, you can develop your employability skills, add to your CV and make new connections by volunteering in your local community.
Come chat to one of us at our regular drop-ins
Take a look at some volunteer roles
Organisations are always looking for volunteers so keep an eye on the Vacancy and Events Service for new roles (you can add an email notification so you hear about new volunteer roles as soon as they're live).
See a volunteer role you like?
Register with us and we'll invite you to meet with one of our Project Officers for a more in-depth chat about volunteering and what you want to gain from the experience.
Read what other volunteers say
Students often 'get the bug' for volunteering and carry on past their degree. Read more about their experiences.
Latest news and events
What organisations can I work with?
We have volunteer opportunities with a wide range of community, voluntary, public sector and not-for-profit organisations in and around Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.
How much time does it take?
How much you volunteer depends on you. We have one-off opportunities lasting a few hours, or longer opportunities that require up to a year-long commitment.