Charities & community organisations


Volunteering roles with charities and community organisations usually count towards the "Make a Difference" part of the Stellify Award.

There are hundreds of organisations in Manchester looking for your help! You can support the local community by volunteering for a charity or community organisaiton while you study.

Volunteer Hub

Organisations actively look for student volunteers and advertise via our Volunteer Hub.

You can search for volunteering roles by filtering by:

  • The type of organisation
  • The type of volunteering role
  • Your availability
  • Distance and location

Access the Volunteer Hub now

Volunteer Days

The Volunteering and Awards Team at the University run volunteer days that you can get involved.

They are one-off opportunities, perfect if you have a busy timetable or want to try volunteering for the first time. It's a great way for you to meet new friends and try someting new. These days are also good way for you to gain hours towards the Stellify Award and/or the Manchester Leadership Programme.

To find out more search for “Volunteer Day” on Volunteer Hub or just click the button below.

Find Volunteer Days on Volunteer Hub


Emily spent last summer volunteering for a hedgehog rescue. As well as going into the rescue centre on a daily basis, Emily also fostered two litters of baby hoglets at home.

“Hedgehog numbers in the UK have halved in the last two decades and although their constant care was challenging, the opportunity to do my part to help wildlife and to give back to nature was a wonderful and rewarding experience."