Recruit your next volunteer task-force now

This Autumn, as a new academic year begins, universities across the UK will host career and volunteering fairs to connect new students with prospective employers. This is an important opportunity for charities because the student demographic have the highest volunteering rates at 24% .

Meeting people face-to-face is an effective way to attract interest in your organisation. However, in order to hold onto potential student volunteers, it is imperative you have a strong digital presence; we all know 21stcentury young people conduct their lives online!

Update your whatCharity profile ahead of the Volunteering Fair event, so you can be in the best position to attract as much support as possible.

To note: If you are unable to arrange your charity’s presence at these specific events, most universities offer partnership schemes with registered charities, where they will advertise your need for volunteers or services for free to their students. Use the listed contact details to find out more. 

Volunteering Fairs

Name of UniversityWhereWhenContact details/Booking infoCostUniversity Links
LSU - London Southbank UniversityStudent Centre
103 Borough Road
London
SE1 AA
Date TBC
(usually November)
Email Alex Smith if you are interestedN/Ahttp://www.lsbu.ac.uk/business/employ-our-students/volunteers
SOAS – School of Oriental and African StudiesPaul Webley Wing Cloisters
Paul Webley Wing
SOAS
University of London
Part-Time and Volunteering Fair:
2nd October
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Employer Engagement Manager on 020 7898 4115For more information, email: employerengagement@soas.ac.ukComplete booking form

https://www.soas.ac.uk/careers/employers/fairs/part-time-work-and-volunteering-fair-2019.html
Goldsmiths – University of LondonGreat Hall
Richard Hoggart Building
London
17th October
12:00pm - 3:00pm
To book, contact Sarah Hiscock
0208 228 5582 
FreeMust register with Career space: https://goldsmiths.targetconnect.net/unauthorisedEmployer/register.html?execution=e1s1

https://www.gold.ac.uk/business/employers/advertising-volunteering-opportunities/
UCL – University College LondonGower St
WC1
London
Multiple fairs between
2nd October - 31st October
including: Campus Charity Takeover (2nd & 3rd)
Health & Medicine Volunteering (24th)
Apply online using the link
or contact: s.boddy@ucl.ac.uk
Freehttp://studentsunionucl.org/volunteering/about/info-for-recruiters/volunteering-fairs-2019-booking-form
University of EssexSU Lounge
Southend Campus
36 Queens Rd
Southend-on-Sea
SS1 1BF
Part-time Jobs and Volunteering Fair:
11th October
12:00pm - 2:00pm
vteam@essex.ac.ukN/AApply online
UWE – University West EnglandExhibition and Conference Centre,
Frenchay Campus
Bristol
Volunteering Fair:
1st October
11:00am - 15:00pm
Tel: +44 (0)117 32 85353FreeMust first register your organisation on Career Hub

https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/careersandemployability/volunteering/recruitingvolunteers.aspx
University of DerbyKedleston Road
Derby
DE22 1GB
Volunteering Fair:
17th October
11:00am - 3:00pm
volunteering@derby.ac.ukFreeComplete this booking form

https://www.derby.ac.uk/business-services/recruiting-the-best-talent/access-our-talent/volunteering/
University of WarwickThe Panorama Suite
Rootes Building
Coventry
CV4 7AL
Volunteering Fair:
4th October
10:00am - 3:30pm
volunteers@warwick.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7657 2763
N/Ahttps://warwick.ac.uk/about/community/volunteers/community/
University of BirminghamMarquee and Underground
Birmingham
B15 2TT
Volunteering Fair:
27th September
(there are 3 fairs annually - see website for more details)
To sign up, contact:
volunteering@guild.bham.ac.uk
0121 415 8985
Freehttps://www.guildofstudents.com/ents/event/3380/
University of LeicesterStudents’ Union
Percy Gee Building
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
Volunteering Fair:
25th September
10:00am - 4:00pm
su-volunteering@le.ac.uk(not provided)Register to apply: https://www.leicesterunion.com/volunteer/provider/register/
University of ManchesterAcademy 1
Students Union
Oxford Rd
Manchester
M13 9PR
Volunteering and Social Justice Fair:
15th October
11:00am - 3:00pm
volunteers@manchester.ac.uk
General switchboard:
+44 (0) 161 306 6000
FreeRegister on Volunteer Hub

http://www.sdce.manchester.ac.uk/get-volunteers/
University of DurhamDurham Students’ Union
New Elvet
Durham
DH1 3AN
Part-Time Jobs and Volunteering Fair:
16th October
2:00pm - 4:00pm
To book, email: ses@durham.ac.ukFreehttps://www.dur.ac.uk/careers/employers/vacancyservice/ses/fair/
Oxford Brookes UniversityForum
John Henry Brookes Building
Headington Campus,
Oxford
OX3 0BP
Volunteer Fair:
2nd October
11:00pm - 2:00pm
To book, email: careers@brookes.ac.ukN/Ahttps://www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/events/volunteer-fair-1-/
USW-University of South WalesTreforest
B-Block Foyer
University of South Wales Students' Union
Forest Grove
Pontypridd
CF37 1UF
Work Experience and Volunteering Fair:
18th October
12:00pm - 2:00pm
studunion@southwales.ac.ukFreehttps://www.southwales.ac.uk/alumni/get-involved/alumni-volunteering/volunteering-opportunities/
Cardiff UniversityGreat hall and Y Plas
Park Pl
Cardiff
CF10 3QN
Volunteering Fair:
24th September
12:00pm - 6:00pm
volunteering@cardiff.ac.uk
Tel: 02920 781494
N/Ahttps://www.cardiffstudents.com/jobs-skills/volunteering/projects/
Autumn 2019 University Volunteering Fairs, with links to contact details and more information on the university sites.

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