Make a difference and develop your skills

Give your time to make a real difference to the lives of others around you. Volunteering helps you stand out from the crowd with real experiences that will build your confidence and develop your skills.


When you give your time to volunteer you’ll meet new people, have fun and connect with other passionate people.

The amount of time you give to volunteering is completely up to you – we have one-off roles, short-term projects or longer term commitments. You can even set up your own volunteering project. You can volunteer to do almost anything, and gain experiences relevant to your degree.

We’re here to help you grow personally and professionally, building up your skills to help you become more employable. Log your volunteering hours and skills with us and we’ll accredit your voluntary work.

Start now and find an opportunity that’s right for you. Join in with a community of more than 725,000 student volunteers across the UK, making a difference to the lives of others and your own.


Did you know?... 

ARU students logged 16,000 volunteering hours last year.


Start your volunteering journey now by following these steps:

Step 1: Create your volunteering profile

Step 2Browse through our opportunities and apply for a role that inspires you

Step 3: We will get in contact with you to arrange an informal meeting to discuss your applications and all your options

Step 4: We will introduce you to your chosen organisation on your behalf

Step 5: Meet with your chosen organisation and start your volunteering!

Step 6: Log your volunteering hours and skills

Step 7: Complete the Anglia Ruskin Employability Programme and recieve a nationally recognised qualification which is endorsed by the The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), which recognises all the skills you have gained from your university experience, paid work and volunteering.

Step 8: Apply for the Vice Chancellor's Student Leader Award! 6 exceptional students win this prize every year, apply in the final year of your degree and you could win £1000 in cash and a framed certificate at your graduation ceremony. 


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 Anglia Ruskin SU Volunteering  


Where to find us:

Come in to the Volunteering Office and meet with a Volunteer Coordinator to discuss your volunteering needs and we will help you find your perfect role.

Cambridge Coordinators

Helmore Building (first floor next to the SU office)
Tel: 01223 460 008
Chris Pursell
Volunteer Coordinator
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9am-5pm

Chelmsford Coordinators

Tindal Building, Ground Floor
Tel: 01245 258 178

Tracey Hall
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: t.hall@angliastudent.com
Hours: Mon, Thurs, Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm


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