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What Volunteering Can International Students Do?

What Volunteering Can International Students Do?

Community Action strives to find volunteering opportunities for all students however there are certain exceptions where your choices may be restricted because of the limitations within the UK Immigration visa you hold.

·         If you have a Tier 4 visa you are eligible to take part in volunteering activities and/or paid work. This means that you are allowed to take part in on-going/regular volunteering or paid employment. However you are only allowed to take part in any of these activities up to a maximum of 20 hours per week. However you can volunteer/work full time during the holidays.

For example, you could take part in a combination of; 5 hours volunteering and 15 hours paid work per week = 20 hours.

·         If you hold a Student Visitor visa you are not allowed to take part in on-going volunteering activities however you can get involved in one-off activities and Community Action can advise you on the opportunities that are available to you.

If you need further advice about the conditions of your visa please contact International Student Support.

For advice and information about any aspect of volunteering contact Community Action.


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