Give and gain by volunteering

Active Student is the university’s award-winning 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.

Latest news and events

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What organisations can I work with?

contentbox-question-orange.gifWe have volunteer opportunities with a wide range of community, voluntary, public sector and not-for-profit organisations in and around Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.

Why volunteer?

hyde-plus2.jpgThere's more to volunteering than just the feel-good factor. Find out how volunteering will help you as well as helping others in your community.

How much time does it take?

contentbox-question-orange.gifHow 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.

Volunteer opportunity of the week:

Brighton Photo Biennial volunteering with Photoworks - October 2014

Photoworks commissions new photography and produces exhibitions and events including the Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB). A registered charity, we deliver BPB - an international festival of photography in Brighton every two years.

One month - three roles:

1.    Workshop Volunteer:

Volunteers plan and deliver photography-based workshops with secondary school aged students for a series of two or three 2-hour gallery workshops during the festival.

2.    Festival Volunteer:

Volunteers can get involved in a number of practical, arts admin and event-related activities.

3.    ‘Making it Happen’ Conference Workshop Volunteer:

Volunteers will work alongside an experienced artist facilitator to plan and deliver photography-based workshops during a one-day BPB conference on 24 October 2014.

Applicants need to be available for training in September and volunteering in October.

You can view the full details and all of our roles on the Vacancy and Events Service or get in touch with Active Student to find out more.








Volunteering with Active Student

Student Volunteering Week 2014

podcast-bullet.gifSusan Bentley, Volunteering Project Officer, talks to Radio Reverb about Student Volunteering Week 2014. Listen to the interview here.