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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 13 Jun 2019 00:00
    Employer: Action Tutoring
    Application closing date: 31 Oct 2019
    Location: Brighton, Southwick, Seaford Sussex United Kingdom
    We will place you as an English or Maths tutor in one of our partner schools. You will work with one or two pupils for an hour a week across the course of a school term; either before, during or after school.
  • Mon 10 Jun 2019 00:00
    Employer: FRANK Water
    Application closing date: 7 Aug 2019
    Location: Various Various United Kingdom
    An exciting opportunity to work at the FRANK Water refill service, a service that tours UK festivals and sells water to festival-goers! This is a fantastic opportunity as something great to add to the CV and to make some great contacts.
  • Tue 21 May 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 31 Jul 2019
    Location: Brighton & Hove Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    We are looking for enthusiastic young people, aged 16-25 years old, who want to make a difference to their peers, and use their voices to promote and support young people’s awareness and understanding of the issues around healthy/unhealthy relationships, and sex and consent.
  • Tue 07 May 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 7 Aug 2019
    Location: Brighton Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    We are looking for volunteers to help us to grow food at the Moulsecoomb allotments. Produce is donated to the Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project and the Brighton & Hove City Mission food bank. Volunteers will learn allotment food growing skills and be part of a friendly group.
  • Fri 03 May 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 3 Aug 2019
    Location: Brighton Brighton & Hove United Kingdom
    Buddy Scheme is looking for new volunteers to start in August! You could help a student worried about homesickness feel ready to embrace our brilliant campus and the fun that can be had in Brighton and Hove.
  • Mon 29 Apr 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 29 Jul 2019
    Location: Shoreham-by-Sea, Crawley, Worthing Sussex United Kingdom
    We are looking for volunteers to join our friendly team, to help make a real difference to the lives of local people, and gain priceless skills at the same time. Please note it is only possible for us to consider students going into Year 2 of a 3 year course for this opportunity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fri 15 Feb 2019 00:00
    Application closing date: 15 Sep 2019
    Location: Various Sussex 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.