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Hannah Woodin

Community Volunteering Coordinator



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.


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.

Latest volunteer opportunities

Sussex Uni CareerHub vacancies

  • Wed 20 Feb 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 20 May 2019
    Location: Brighton Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    We support, listen to and connect young people under 26 that are LGBT or unsure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We are looking for youth volunteers who will support with campaigns and resources, running youth groups and help expand our services.
  • Fri 15 Feb 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 15 Jun 2019
    Location: Sussex South East England United Kingdom
    Collection tins on a shop counter raise valuable funds and help us improve the lives of people with hearing loss in the UK. It's a rewarding way to raise money for people with hearing loss and it's simple to do.
  • Fri 15 Feb 2019 00:00
    Employer: Green & Away
    Application closing date: 14 Apr 2019
    Location: Bransford West Midlands United Kingdom
    Green & Away is looking for a number of passionate and hardworking individuals to join the summer internship programme across 6 departments: catering, events, hospitality, office management, technical and maintenance, and sustainability and education.
  • Thu 14 Feb 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 14 May 2019
    Location: Lewes Sussex United Kingdom
    The Bevern Trust a registered charity that works to support young adults with profound learning disabilities, to research and develop new areas of support and campaign for a greater awareness of disability and its impact is looking for volunteers.
  • Thu 14 Feb 2019 00:00
    Employer: SML College
    Application closing date: 15 May 2019
    Location: Fishergate Sussex United Kingdom
    We are the Self Managed Learning College where students decide what they want to learn and how they want to learn it. Our 30+ students are aged between 9 and 16 and attend five mornings a week. A volunteer would support students with their learning.
  • Wed 13 Feb 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 13 May 2019
    Location: Brighton Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    Assisting with BHESCo's winter programme of fuel poverty alleviation around Brighton and Hove.
  • Wed 13 Feb 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 13 May 2019
    Location: Brighton Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    BUCFP need volunteers to support users in the computer room, giving one-to-one support with internet use, email, job search, form filling, CV writing as well as helping people save money online.
  • Wed 13 Feb 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 13 May 2019
    Location: Brighton Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    Open Strings Music are recruiting a volunteer to maintain our website (www.openstrings.co.uk); the primary task is adding new content, which will be provided by us on a monthly basis. The website has been created in WordPress, and the new content includes videos and new sections.
  • Wed 13 Feb 2019 00:00
    Employer: Safety Net
    Application closing date: 13 May 2019
    Location: Brighton Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    Volunteers will be part of the team that works on the Children in Need funded project.
  • Wed 13 Feb 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 13 May 2019
    Location: Brighton Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    Are you an enthusiastic person who is up for a challenge and enjoys working with young people? If so, we would love to hear from you!