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Hannah Woodin

Community Volunteering Coordinator

hannah.wd@sussexstudent.com

01273678641 

Visit the Volunteering and Communities office
first floor of Falmer House

“Volunteering at FareShare has been one of the best things I’ve done during my degree. It has given me a real sense of perspective and shown me a world beyond the campus. It’s great that I can use my research as a way to give back to an organisation that has given me so many opportunities.”  Charlotte, BA in Geography and Internationa Relations.

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There are lots of volunteering opportunities across Brighton & Hove and the wider East Sussex area. Volunteering can help build confidence, develop your skills and add valuable experience to your CV. It's a great way to meet new people and become an active member of your community. 

Browse Volunteering Opportunities » to find a range of volunteering opportunities in various organisations from environmental projects to food waste schemes; older people, homeless or refugee charities. We currently advertise either mircovolunteering one off opportunities or 30+ hour accredited opportunities as part of the Promoting Community Engagement and Volunteering elective » 

Contact us to discuss your options for volunteering. Staff in the Volunteering and Communities Office can provide you with advice on how to go about pursuing a volunteering opportunity. Whether its taking part in a one off event to get a taster of an organisation or commiting to a term of volunteering we can provide you with the relevant information.

The following organisations provide information about volunteering opportunities, local charities and tips to make the most of volunteering.

Community Works' Volunteer Centre »

Community Base »

The Students’ Union chooses placements we deem suitable for students and expects the organisation to provide relevant training and induction. If you feel this has not been provided or you have any suggestions for improvements, please get in touch. 

If you're considering volunteering, remember to check you are allowed to under the terms of your visa or entry clearance conditions. If your visa does not permit you to volunteer, this may have implications for your future ability to work, study or remain in the UK. If you require further advice or information, contact UK Visas and Immigration or visit www.gov.uk.