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Get Involved! with 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 Students' Union Ambassadors are friendly faces that help make Freshers Week extra welcoming as well as helping run Elections Week, One World Week plus other Students' Union events.

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

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!

The Role Models Project is a peer-led mentoring project between the Students’ Union and local schools. Run as an Elective Module in the School of Education and Social Work and as a volunteering opportunity. 

Volunteer in Brighton & Hove

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 »

Get Involved - Skills training - Time management
26th February 2pm - 4pm
To be confirmed
Free skills training session that is open to all students who give up their time to get involved with projects and initiatives run by the Students’ Union. This is a part of a Get Involved series of Skills Training.
Get Involved - Skills training - Leadership
26th March 2pm - 5pm
To be confirmed
Free skills training session that is open to all students who give up their time to get involved with projects and initiatives run by the Students’ Union. This is a part of a Get Involved series of Skills Training.

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.

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Get Involved Prize Draw - now open

Tell us about your experience of being a Students' Union Volunteer for your chance to win a £20 high street voucher.