Royal Holloway Volunteering

Student volunteering at Royal Holloway 

COVID-19 Volunteering Announcement 

If you  are a student or staff member who would like to volunteer and support local people during the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, please consult our Coronavirus Volunteering website to find local organisations that require support. 


Online Volunteering Opportunities 

There are a number of opportunities that you can get involved in from the comfort of your own home. This can include supporting charities all over the world over the internet, and we have gathered together a number of great opportunities right here. 

These quick, online opportunities can be a great stress buster during exam times, so why not take a break from revision with some bite size volunteering? 



Volunteering is one of the best extra-curricular activities you can take part in at University, whether you want to develop your own skills, try out future career paths, meet likeminded people or make a genuine difference in the local community.

How does it work?

First you can register on our online volunteering system. Using this system you can create a profile and search a range of different volunteering opportunities and community partners. If you find an opportunity that you are interested in, you can use the system to sign up or contact the relevant community partner!

Once you have volunteered, you can even record your volunteering hours using the system. Recording hours means that you will receive Passport points for your involvement, and will make you eligible for our bespoke Royal Holloway Inspired Awards.  

Each week we send out an update featuring a selection of great opportunities. Have a look at our most recent updates! 

Royal Holloway Partners Conference 2020 

Royal Holloway Volunteering’s partners conference is moving online!  Taking place on 9 September we will holding online workshops, discussions and networking as well as a Q&A with an panel of Royal Holloway staff and partners. Our keynote speaker will be Paul Reddish, Chief Executive of Volunteering Matters. You can find out more about Volunteering Matters online

If you would like to attend on behalf of a charity, you can get your free ticket on our Eventbrite page

Royal Holloway Volunteering's Opportunities

Royal Holloway Volunteering has five different types of opportunity.  


Community action

With 250 different Community Action partners, there are lots of incredible ways of getting involved if you want to volunteer with local charities, schools or non-profit organisations.


Social action

Our Social Action Projects are student-led, so if you are interested in teaching young refugees, hosting tea parties for local elderly people or nature conservation, you can start there.


Volunteering abroad

Volunteering Abroad is an excellent way of taking your volunteering across the world with one of our approved volunteering abroad organisations.

Community research

Community Research is your chance to use your research skills to support a local organisation, and a fantastic way to learn more about the third sector.


Sports volunteering

Sports Volunteering is a great way to get involved as a coach for young people, or supporting the College’s Everyone Active programme through events and activities.



 Other ways to get involved 


One-off volunteering

Want to start with a one-off opportunity rather than a regular project? Start here!


Initiatives and events

See some of the amazing events and campaigns we have lined up each year.


Volunteering Leadership Scheme

Interested in taking the lead or developing your own project?


More about us

Want to know more about Royal Holloway Volunteering? Learn more about our team here!