Volunteering

 

Introduction

Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience. You get to give your time and skills back to the community, University, and Union, be part of a volunteering community and make a difference.

Got a question? Why not contact your Volunteering Chair?

Volunteering Opportunities

Here are some of the projects that the Union has every year. You can also find more at www.brunelvolunteers.com

Christmas Market

We are looking for a number of volunteers to help us put on an amazing Christmas Market on the 1st December.

If you would like to take part in the fantastic opportunity, click here.

One world week

One World Week is a week long event to celebrate Brunel University’s multicultural.. read more

Community of staff and students from over 110 countries worldwide. The aim is to create an engaging environment to promote integration and help to educate others to cultures, traditions and values different to their own.

Volunteers come up with the events and run the week, showcasing their culture.

Be Brunel

Be Brunel is a volunteering project run by the Union of Brunel Students where local schools.. read more

send pupils to take part in activities on campus to promote higher education and give them the opportunity to use our facilities. The Be Brunel day will last from 10am to 3pm and you will be asked to assist throughout the day with the running of the event. There will be six sessions each involved a different activity. Each session will last 35 minutes and will involve a maximum of 15 children. The day will be run on Brunel’s campus. In return for your support with this project you will receive Volunteers hours and lunch on the day.

Varsity

Our Varsity volunteers become "Varsity Makers". A Varsity Maker is someone who is..  read more

enthusiastic, friendly, and always happy to help. They need to be confident in making decisions, but also excel when working in a team. A Varsity Maker should enjoy interacting with students, as a main responsibility will be the crowd management of Varsity, and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all attendees.

Freshers Week

During Freshers' Week we have over 100 Contacts that help new students settle into university life. read more

The Contacting Scheme is a scheme completely unique to Brunel, and it allows students who have gone through the whirlwind week that is Freshers Week to help new students joining Brunel in September.

Higher education achievement report (H.E.A.R)

Did you know that your involvement in the activities the Union provides can enhance your job prospects?

There are hundreds of opportunities to develop transferable skills by helping to run a Club, a Society, a Union Event or representing your fellow students. The Union offers you training to enhance your skill set and opportunities to gain experiences which will form a valuable part of the Employability Tool kit you’ll build up at University. read more

Find out how the Union can help you improve your future employability, because sometimes you’ll need more than a degree in today’s competitive job market.

 

What is the H.E.A.R?

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is a formal degree transcript that lists

your curricular and extra-curricular achievements! Undergraduates who enrolled on a full time programme of study in September 2012 and onwards will be eligible for a complete copy of the HEAR when they graduate.

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) it is designed to replace the existing transcript. For more information go to www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/hear.

When do I recieve my H.E.A.R?

Brunel University has chosen to take a “phased implementation” of the HEAR. Undergraduates who enrolled on a full time programme of study in September 2012 and onwards will be eligible to a complete copy of the HEAR when they graduate.

Which opportunities can I access through the Union?

  • Chairs of Standing Groups and their Committees - RAG, Media, Sports Federation and Societies Guild
  • Chairs of working groups
  • Club chairs and committee members
  • Society Chairs and committee members
  • Halls Committee Chair and members
  • Academic Representatives - Links Officer, School, Course and Senior Reps
  • Student Assembly chair and members
  • Events volunteersv- Head Contacts, Contacts
  • One World Week and F.A.C.E.

What support can I expect from the Union?

The Union’s officers and staff will be able to provide you with help, advice and guidance on how to maximise opportunities for the inclusion of additional recognised activities into the HEAR.

If you are involved in the Union already as a volunteer or student leader you may well already be taking part in activities which are recognised in section 6.1 of the HEAR.