Volunteering Opportunities

Do you want to shape and inspire the next generation of Ulster Student? Can you help us showcase what Ulster University, UUSU and Campus Life can offer Freshers Class of 2019 as they start their student journey?

Our welcome team members will have a friendly & bubbly personality with a real positive, can do attitude! You’ll have had a positive experience of Student Life at Ulster University & UUSU and you’ll want to share your story!

In return for your time you’ll get UUSU branded clothing, free tickets to UUSU events, lunch vouchers and you’ll spend time with the rest of the team at the UUSU fun and interactive training day. Put in the hours and you’ll also get EDGE accreditation for volunteering. If you would like more information or volunteer - please check out browse opportunities or contact Shaunagh on

Summer Volunteering Opportunities within Ulster

The Manchester United Foundation

Ulster Univeristy are delighted to announce the 2nd year of our new Partnership with Manchester United Foundation, delivering the educational programme ‘The Business’. Manchester United Foundation ‘The Business’ provides young people with an insight into what it takes for Manchester United to be as successful off the pitch, as they are on it. Looking at the club as a business and teaching pupils the skills to become successful themselves.

This programme will be facilitated by Manchester United staff, Rob Martin Employability And Skills Manager, ‘The Business’ will run 6 workshops over a 2-4 week period (May/June 2019), incorporating a regional football tournament.

If you have the skills on and off the pitch to help out with these workshops - please check out the browse opportunities or contact Shaunagh on

The Class of 2029 Festival

The 'Class of 2029 Festival' is designed to introduce children to the idea of future study at University as well as providing an introduction to marketing and branding. Aimed at P7 pupils, participants are introduced to the concept that, should they attend University in the near future, they would be the graduating Class of 2029. The festival includes an interactive lecture and tour of the University. This event is happening on the 11th June from 9.00am to 2.30pm.

If you are interested in supporting the “Class of 2029” or the Finale of the “Aspire Programme” please click here for more information or alternatively contact Richard on

The 148th Open - Royal Portrush

The 148th Open is coming to Royal Portrush 14th- 21st July 2019. This is the first time in almost 70 years that this iconic Championship will return to Royal Portrush Golf Club.  The event presents a massive opportunity for the whole of Northern Ireland. There has been an unprecedented demand for tickets with all 4 championship days sold out, making it the first ever Open to sell out.  There will be an unprecedented media focus, thousands of spectators, a global TV audience of millions and a terrific atmosphere of celebration.  We will all want to showcase Northern Ireland and to give our global visitors a warm welcome.

Volunteer Now are recruiting motivated and enthusiastic volunteers who can bring an unrivalled visitor experience to the tournament and make this event truly unmissable. If you wold like to hear the Tiger roar and be involved in a momentous event - please click on Volunteer Now Website or contact Shaunagh on

Causeway Coast & Glens Business Awards 2019

Causeway Chamber are looking for Volunteer Event Assistants to support and contribute toward the

set-up and delivery of the 2019 Causeway Coast & Glens Business Awards, which is being held in The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine on Friday 21st June 2019. This also is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your employability qualities to potential Mentors or Employers along with gaining volunteering hours towards your EDGE Award. If you like arranging Events or studying Leisure & Event Management – why not get involved. For more information please click here or contact Shaunagh on

Young Enterprise Northern Ireland

Young Enterprise Northern Ireland are looking for Inspiring Students to coach & support the Next Generation of Ulster Univeristy Students. Student Volunteers will support in the delivery of YENI Primary Programmes in Primary Schools across Northern Ireland. If you would like more information or volunteer - please check out browse opportunities or contact Shaunagh on

Solas Summer Scheme

Solas is an additional needs charity with a particular focus on helping children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. We are currently recruiting our team for the summer scheme that would take place 3 weeks in July and the first week of August. If you would like to help out with the Summer Scheme – please click on browse opportunities or contact Shaunagh on


Volunteering Opportunities within Ulster


NI Hospice officially opened their Pop-Up Shop on the Mall at Jordanstown Campus on the 20th February. They are currently seeking high-quality stock donations and volunteers to help support the running of their shop. If you are interested in Volunteering please contact Shaunagh on 

There are several different ways to Volunteer within Schools Outreach - Projects, Events and Tutoring in Schools. Please check out the Events Calendar for more information.


Remember to register on the UUSU Volunteer Centre to check out External Volunteer Opportunities or alternatively check out Causeway Volunteer Centre or Volunteer Now for more volunteering opportunities. 


EDGE Award

UUSU can accredit your EDGE Activities such as: Volunteering with External Organisations, Sports Union Club/Students Union Society Member, Students Union Student Councillor and Students Union Course Rep etc if you have met these requirements i.e. 30hours of Volunteering for an External Organisation. In conjunction with Student Support we are able to support logging hours for Student Support EDGE Activities i.e. Mental Fitness & Mind Your Mood Ambassadors.

In an ideal world – we would say log in to your UUSU Volunteering Profile and log your hours within the Log Hours & Skills tab however the system isn’t fully functioning yet

In the meantime, can you go to EDGE Activity Logbooks to find downloadable copies of the logbooks for UUSU & Student Support EDGE Activities and return to the relevant person by 31 March 2019.

If you have any queries about EDGE - please contact your Campus Careers Team

If you have any queries about Student Support EDGE Activities  - please contact your Campus Student Support Team


Shaunagh Brolly

Volunteer Coordinator

Magee - Office No MG035

Tel: 028 71675226