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 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.


Student Volunteering Week 2019: 30th September - 4th October

Do you want to make a difference in your local and student community? Do you want to learn new skills and become more employable? Do you just want to meet new people and have fun? Join us for a week of fun activity and get your volunteering journey started! Check out our events below:

Student Volunteering Week 2019


  ARU students logged 16,436 volunteering hours and 2486 skill examples last year!


Start your volunteering journey by following these steps:


Create Your Volunteering Profile

Arrange a meeting with a Volunteer Coordinator

Find a Volunteer Role

Log Your Volunteering Hours and Skills

Get recognised for your volunteering!




Are you an external organisation or charity looking to recruit student volunteers? Click below to access our 'Organisation Portal' to find details on how to register with ARU Students' Union Volunteer Centre and promote your volunteer opportunities to the students of Anglia Ruskin University:


I want to recruit student volunteers


Our Cambridge office is also responsable for our Peterborough Campus

Peter Taylor House
Tel: 01223 460 008
Chris Pursell
Volunteer Centre Manager
Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Ania Udalowska
Volunteer Centre Coordinator
Hours: Monday, Thurs, Fri, 9am-5pm


Our Chelmsford office is also responsable for our London Campus

Tindal Building, First Floor
Tel: 01245 258 178
Gayle Miller
Volunteer Centre Coordinator
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs 9am-5pm