Volunteering, n. [vol-uhn-teer-ing]:
Any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims primarily to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than close relatives.
Volunteering is a great way to enhance your University experience. It's a great way to make new friends and become part of the local community as well as developing new skills and experiences which will look great on your CV when you start job hunting.
There are a wide range of opportunities to get involved. These range from activities that support other students and improve the University community as a result, through to getting involved in charities and not for profit organisations in the wider community outside of campus.
Volunteering is part of Stellify, the opportunity for you to do more and be more whilst you are a student. To complete the “Making a difference” section of Stellify and the associated Manchester Leadership Award you need to complete 40 hours of verified community-based volunteering. Volunteering roles that benefit other students count towards the “Step Up and lead” section. For more information on Stellify go to www.manchester.ac.uk/stellify.