Biological Sciences


There are a number of volunteering opportunities you can get involved in related to your degree in biological sciences. For example, there are often public engagement science events taking place at the University and in the city who need volunteers; there are also a number of animal and conservation charities you could explore if you’re studying or interested in animal biology.

You could also volunteer at one of our local institutions. Manchester Museum, owned by the University, has a thriving volunteering programme and the Museum of Science and Industry in the centre of Manchester often takes on student volunteers.

You may also want to think about specific skills you want to develop as you may be able to do this through volunteering opportunities that are not necessarily related to your degree.

Manchester Museum

The Museum offers a range of volunteering opportunities, from visitor engagement to supporting the learning and engagement teams to deliver creative workshops and activities with the local community. If you prefer to stay behind the scenes, you could help with managing the museum’s collections and exhibitions.

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If you’re not sure about what volunteering you would like to do or you would like to chat through some of these opportunities, the Volunteering Team is here to help!

Drop in to the Atrium (1st floor University Place) Mondays 12-1pm or Wednesdays 1-2pm. If you can’t make a drop-in, you can call or email us to arrange a meeting.

Ellie studies Neuroscience. She also volunteers with Heartstart, a project where a team of students deliver basic first aid skills for children and adults, at schools or in the community, with a focus on CPR. 

Jenny graduated last year with a BSc in Biology with Science & Society. Throughout her time at University she also volunteered with Heartstart.

"I think first aid is really important and I quite liked the idea of doing a long-term project at university. I first started doing it for the Manchester Leadership Programme last year and it was a good opportunity to be able to work as a team with other students. It was also flexible and I could work it around my timetable. I find that people are really interested in what Heartstart is, and impressed that you can know about first aid and then be able to teach people, using team work skills to actually deliver a session."