Volunteer as part of the Students' Union

We support over a thousand students who volunteer for us, run sports clubs & societies, act as Student Reps, help new students get to know Brighton and the University and plenty of other roles.

More than 40 students are elected to lead the Students' Union each year and most do this as volunteers alongside their studies.

Buddy Scheme volunteers help new students settle in at Sussex.

The Welcome Team are friendly faces that help make Freshers Week extra welcoming.

Community Organisers reach out into the community to learn about issues facing local residents.

Our Reception volunteer team respond to students' enquiries via email, over the phone and in person at our Falmer House Reception.

Campaign volunteers are part of our teams working on Union campaigns.

Language Café volunteers assist with the running and facilitation of the Language Café.

Hundreds of students run sports clubs, societies and student media. You could be elected onto their committee or set up a new group!

Volunteer in Brighton & Hove

The Role Models Project is a peer-led mentoring project between the Students’ Union and BACA students, founded by Lyndsay, Activities Officer 2014-2016.'

There are lots of volunteering opportunities across Brighton & Hove.

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

Community Works' Volunteer Centre »

Community Base »

Day of International Volunteering- Free workshop
1st April 11am - 4pm
Room 76
Concordia International Volunteers and Sussex University Students’ Union invite you to the International Volunteering free Volunteer Workshop event!

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.

Volunteer news

Good Night Owl Scheme Launched!

As a part of our wider work on Zero Tolerance and in conjunction with the Good Night Out Campaign, we’re piloting a scheme which involves a team students (Good Night Owls) volunteering in town on Wednesday nights to offer assistance to vulnerable students.

Another Get Involved Prize Draw Winner!

The Students' Union wouldn't be the same without the hundreds of students who spend their time making it so special. Twice a term we have been sharing stories from students who have given up their time to get involved in the Students’ Union and entered them into a prize draw to win a free membership for the Duke of York's cinema.

Buddy Scheme – applications for spring term still open.

Join the hundreds of students that already part of the Buddy Scheme.

Get Involved Prize Draw Winner!

Congratulations to the winner of the Get Involved Prize Draw, Abba Bako!

Spaces Available on the Role Models Project Elective for Spring Term

This module is an exciting partnership developed between the Students’ Union and the School of Education and Social Work, to allow students to participate in researching, designing and delivering workshops to young people in secondary schools exploring personal, social and political issues relevant to their lives.