Health Sciences

 

There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities you can get involved in related to your degree in health sciences. You could volunteer for one of the many health charities locally or nationally, for example the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, FOP Friends or Teenage Cancer Trust.

A number of programmes within the School of Health Sciences have their own volunteering initiatives, such as outreach events for Pharmacy students to run antibiotic resistance activities. You can contact your programme staff to find out about the specific volunteering opportunities within your programme.

If you are studying a degree such as Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy or Mental Health Nursing, you may want to volunteer with vulnerable groups and in other people-facing roles to gain experience of interacting with people of different ages and backgrounds. For example, you could volunteer with a youth charity, with ex-offenders or with people with learning disabilities.

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.

Volunteering related to your Health Sciences degree

The University’s Volunteer Hub advertises a wide range of volunteering opportunities with organisations in Manchester and further afield. Use the search filters to browse opportunities in your area of interest or study, or search for something completely different to your degree.

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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.

Jenny is a final year Pharmacy student who has been volunteering since her first few months of University after helping plant over 100 trees in Wythenshawe with City of Trees. Amongst other projects she grows fruit and vegetables at Incredible Edible's community garden in Fallowfield, is the environmental Chair of Student Action and is the project lead for Biko Bikes, a student bike rental and service scheme that encourages students to cycle.

"I suppose I’m really active with Student Action, but I love it. I don’t volunteer because I want to put it on my CV; I do it because it’s something that is not related at all to what I’m studying, it’s a diversion from Pharmacy. I’ve also met some great people getting involved with the Committee and the different projects. It is time consuming at times but it also gives me the chance to have time to myself looking after plants or fixing some bikes and ultimately zen out for a bit."

Jenny