Build your skills and experience and give something back to the community by volunteering. Our friendly volunteering team can help you find the right opportunity no matter how much time you can spare. From placements in charities or not-for-profit organisation, to roles within the University there's lots on offer whether you can spare a few hours or a day a week. 

You can find out more and search for volunteering opportunities on the Christ Church Volunteering Platform, or by emailing the team at

There are lots of great reasons to volunteer - you can connect with new people and opportunities, improve your mental wellbeing and boost your skills and CV to make you career-ready. And all the while you can feel good knowing you’re helping others.

The beauty of our volunteering project, is that not only are we helping the lonely but we are also furthering our development and continuing to improve our communication skills, which are arguably the most important aspects of working in care.

AlexanderMental Health Nursing Student and Coordinator for COVID-19 Telephone Befriending Service in Whitstable

Volunteering through CCCU completely changed my life. In my second year I was struggling with finding a path and was considering a few different options, when this opportunity to volunteer for PACT came along. I have now found where I want to go in life and where I know I can best help individuals and their families. This would not have been possible without the help and support of the Meg and the rest of the volunteering team at CCCU.

CharlenePublic Health and Health Promotion student working for PACT (Prison Advice and Care Trust)

And don't forget you can also volunteer your time by being part of one of the many Students' Union sports and society committees and give back to something you love. 

As a volunteer, you can log every hour spent volunteering on your Christ Church Volunteering Profile. You’ll then be working towards one of five Certificates in Volunteering – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond – helping your CV or LinkedIn profile stand out from the crowd.

Volunteering isn’t always in-person, it isn’t always a big weekly commitment, and it isn’t always separate to your career journey. If you would like to have a chat about which roles could fit around your commitments, come and have a chat with the student volunteering team and we can help you a discover new opportunities.

RebekahBiology Student and Volunteer at The Wildwood Trust

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