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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 International 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. 

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 taste for an organisation or commiting to a term of volunteering we can provide you with the relevant information. Fill in this form to receive support finding a volunteering opportunity. 

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

Community Works' Volunteer Centre »

Community Base »

You can find volunteering opportunties advertised directly to students through the Sussex Career Hub, see listings below. As well as more local opportunities uploaded to our Facebook album 'Local Volunteering Opportunities' (navigate to the photo section on the sidebar)

We also offer 30+ hour accredited volunteering opportunities as part of a collaboration with the School of Education and Social Work. Promoting/ Exploring Community Engagement and Volunteering elective » If you are able to take electives during your second year of study you will be volunteer and gain credits. 

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.

Sussex Uni CareerHub vacancies

  • Thu 25 Apr 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 25 Jul 2019
    Location: BRIGHTON Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    Volunteers are the heart of FareShare Sussex and they keep the project thriving. We are always looking for more enthusiastic people to get involved. You could drive the vans, assist on deliveries, sort food or maintain the warehouse.
  • Wed 24 Apr 2019 00:00
    Employer: Care4Calais
    Application closing date: 24 May 2019
    Location: Various United Kingdom
    Volunteering with us is an impactful and insightful way to help refugees on the front line of the refugee crisis.
  • Mon 22 Apr 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 22 Jul 2019
    Location: Brighton & Hove Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    The Neighbourhood Care Scheme is a good neighbour befriending scheme. We are looking for volunteers to support people with mental health needs who are older or have physical disabilities or long-term health conditions.
  • Tue 09 Apr 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 31 Dec 2019
    Location: Various Sussex United Kingdom
    Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity that adds real value to your CV? Would an accreditation in events management be of interest to you? Do you want to make a real impact on the lives of people who are deaf, have a hearing loss or tinnitus? Then read on.
  • Wed 27 Mar 2019 00:00
    Employer: Bold Tendencies
    Application closing date: 29 Apr 2019
    Location: Peckham Greater London United Kingdom
    The Bold Tendencies Art Trainee Programme (ATP) is an immersive experience that offers its participants a role in the life and work of our thriving organisation.
  • Tue 12 Mar 2019 00:00
    Employer: Cairn
    Application closing date: 13 Jun 2019
    Location: Brighton Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    The purpose of the Cairn Youth Network is to educate young people about the issue of domestic abuse. You will be involved in raising awareness of domestic abuse to students at your university campus.
  • Thu 07 Mar 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 9 Jun 2019
    Location: Brighton Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-Operative are looking for a volunteer to support the marketing team with day-to-day marketing activities. Content will include posts around renewable energy, climate change, and fuel poverty.
  • Wed 06 Mar 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 12 Jun 2019
    Location: Various Sussex United Kingdom
    If you feel you could support Service Users to make positive changes to their lives, we want to hear from you. It's a challenging but rewarding role and you'll be contributing to the wider community by reducing the potential to reoffend.
  • Wed 06 Mar 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 6 Jun 2019
    Location: Brighton Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    Impact Initiative services include supported housing, advocacy, support for young people, cafés, centres and activities for people aged 50+, employment support and out-of-school activities. We are looking for volunteers to help support these services.
  • Wed 06 Mar 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 6 Jun 2019
    Location: Brighton Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    Being a Gig Buddy involves attending a gig or cultural event with a person with Mental Health challenges.