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There are lots of volunteering opportunities during your time at York St John University.

Volunteering in the local community

Volunteer your time while studying at university to make a difference while developing your skills and experience.

By volunteering, you will:

  • Build your transferable skills (such as communications skills and organisational skills)
  • Gain experience that you can use in job applications and interviews
  • Network within the industry you are interested in
  • Demonstrate that you have motivation and initiative to future employers
  • Meet new people
  • Make a difference to the local community.

The Volunteering team at York St John University work with charities across York and are here to help you find a volunteering opportunity to suit you.

You can view volunteering opportunities on LaunchPad Online, our online Careers portal. Visit LaunchPad Online for volunteering opportunities and to make appointments with the Volunteering Coordinator.

If you are interested in international volunteering opportunities, please see the Global Opportunities page.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

At York St John University, we offer the chance to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award has been voted the number 1 activity for students to engage with by some of the UK's top employers, and helps you build skills and experience to stand out to future employers.

The Award has three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold. Here at York St John University, we offer you the opportunity to take part in the Silver or Gold Award. You do not need to have taken part in the Award before, or have done the previous Award level to move onto the next.

If you would like to find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, please contact the Volunteering Coordinator or make an appointment on LaunchPad Online.


If you would like to ask any questions about volunteering or find out more, please make an appointment with the Volunteering Coordinator through LaunchPad Online or email us using the address below:

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