Become a Volunteering Champion


Volunteering Champions roles usually count towards the "Step Up and Lead" part of the Stellify Award.

What is a Volunteering Champion?

This role is an opportunity for you to share your passion about community volunteering with others! You’ll help encourage other students to try out volunteering, so they can make friends, give their time to amazing organisations and benefit from all that volunteering has to offer. It’s a flexible role that can fit around your other commitments and you’ll be able to develop your own skills and shape the role.

Why should I get involved?

You’ll have opportunities to:
• Develop a host of skills including: leadership, effective team working skills, time management, event management and communication skills
• Network with staff and students across the University 
• Gain great CV and future application experience!
• Get recognition on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) and use this as a Step Up & Lead role for the Stellify Award.

Our recruitment for this role in 2023/24 has now closed. 



As a Volunteer Champion, Adam was involved in implementing volunteering initiatives in his Academic School. This included a human Geography Period Poverty Scheme and 'Just 5', a physical Geography project involving students picking up rubbish and developing a social media campaign to encourage others to get involved. 

“Becoming a volunteer champion is a great opportunity for any student at Manchester. Aside from the more obvious benefits it can have for future employment, it offers a way to engage more closely with the wider Manchester community and affect positive social change within the city."