Volunteer Heroes

 Join a Community. Be a Volunteer Hero 

Join a community of ARU students who are supporting their local community and making a difference to the lives and environments around us by becoming a Volunteer Hero.

Our Volunteer Heroes help to champion volunteering within the ARU community and celebrate and recognise the impact and achievements of our fantastic ARU student volunteers.     



We Believe:

Small actions contribute to big impact

In the kindness of people to help others

We can support our community together

Everybody has a skill that can improve the world


(Photo left: Volunteer Heroes promoting the Free Rice Competition. Photo right: A student volunteering trip to Shepreth Wildlife Park. Photos taken before the Covid-19 pandemic)


What does a Volunteer Hero do?

All Volunteer Heroes are passionate about making a difference in their local communities. Volunteer Heroes are either current or aspiring volunteers who want to create a positive impact. As a Volunteer Hero you will help to share your volunteering experiences and promote the benefits of volunteering to your student peers through natural conversations in your existing student communities.


Our Volunteer Heroes:

Promote the benefits of volunteering to ARU students through natural conversations

Promote ARU Students' Union Volunteer Centre as a source to engage in volunteering and find a volunteering role perfect for them

Attend volunteering events organised by the Volunteer Centre or Volunteer Heroes

Gather feedback from students about new volunteering roles they would like to engage in

Submit volunteering event ideas


Make your Volunteer Hero role your own

Want to do more as a Volunteer Hero? Check out our other Volunteer Hero roles:


Impact Maker - Organise and run your own volunteering events! Invite your friends and your fellow Volunteer Heroes to make a difference to a cause you are passionate about.

Storyteller - Help us to celebrate and recognise our ARU community volunteers by writing news articles, hosting interviews, taking photographs or creating videos!


All of our Volunteer Hero roles are designed to be as flexible and accessible to you as possible. We will adapt your role to suit your interests, skills and time commitment so that the role is your own.


Read the full role descriptions below:

Volunteer Hero

Volunteer Hero - Impact Maker

Volunteer Hero - Storyteller


Which Volunteer Hero Role is best for me?

Play our quick quiz below to understand which Volunteer Hero role would suit you!





Why should I become a Volunteer Hero?

Make a difference to your local community

Be part of a community of ARU student volunteers

Involve your ARU friends and peers in fun and rewarding volunteering activity

A free Volunteer Hero T-Shirt!

1-2-1 support from the Volunteer Centre

Social activities throughout the year

Access to our Volunteer Hero Facebook Group


Join a community and become a Volunteer Hero today!  Click on the link below for full role descriptions and application form!

Apply to be a Volunteer Hero

Watch the Volunteer Hero Launch event


Volunteer Hero Resources

Volunteering Policies and Resources

Build Your Volunteer Hero Skills

Help us improve your experience

Student Ideas and Feedback