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Flexible volunteering opportunities

Don't have much time to spare but still want to make a difference to others and volunteer?

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Volunteering – What’s New

Over the summer Tracey and Emma, your Volunteer Coordinators have been looking for new and exciting opportunities with a variety of organisations so that the SU can meet your volunteering needs.

Perhaps the most unusual venue we found for you is the Museum of Power near Maldon, where they house one of the largest triple expansion steam engines! Set in seven acres of beautiful grounds along the River Blackwater it’s the perfect venue to volunteer.  The opportunities they have range from hands on engineering projects, planning projects to expand the site buildings and increase visitor exhibitions and site facilities and museum curating.

The Museum of Power, through the Volunteering Service hopes to work alongside our facilities to provide some fantastic course related opportunities and projects specifically for ARU students. With so many opportunities in the one place, it’s a great place to start your volunteering journey.


We realise that many of you may not have a lot of time to spare but still want to make a difference to others and volunteer, that’s why we can now provide some ‘home based’ opportunities, here are just a few:-

Brightside Online Mentoring – mentoring young students from disadvantaged backgrounds online. Mentors will help students to develop the knowledge and connections they need to make informed decisions about their future, career paths and on Higher Education choices.

Remus Horse Sanctuary – helping this fantastic charity with their online promotions, press releases, social media posts, public relations and general IT and Admin support.

Tutorfair – Online GCSE and ‘A’ Level tutoring for children from low income backgrounds in Central London.

Sanctus Homeless Café – social media and website support.  They are also looking for a volunteer to help with their sales on Ebay.


Please do come and have a chat with us and let us know what you would like to do this year. We are always happy to listen to your ideas and carry out research to find your perfect volunteering opportunity.

Meet Emma & Tracey, your Volunteering Coordinators in the Volunteering Service office on the ground floor of Tindal Building.


Althea-Marie Bryan
6:57pm on 17 Oct 16 All that I've seen is great. I am a steward, I worked as a volunteer for the country show in Brockwell Park and the Brixton Splash last year. I would like to give my time, near to home as I have a 10 yr old and a 14 yr old and I would not like to be away from them for too long. I am interested in being a volunteer to help others.
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