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Community Engagement and Volunteering

Here at Nottingham Trent University we believe that by working together collaboratively we can make a difference in the community. Could you be part of that change, recognise what it means to be a volunteer, and make a lasting impact?

Explore three core areas of volunteering:

  • Community Volunteering - working collaboratively with local community partners to provide quality, impactful volunteering opportunities.
  • International Volunteering - enables students to contribute to charities tackling issues globally such as poverty, health, education or conservation.
  • NTU Sports Volunteering - uses the power of sport to transform the lives of local communities.

Using the five themes below, discover volunteering roles to help tackle societal issues that you feel passionate about, both locally and globally.


  • ⓥ = volunteering roles that can be done virtually
  • Ⓜ = volunteering roles that are also conducted in the Mansfield and Ashfield areas

Guidance on volunteering during COVID-19

If you want to volunteer in-person during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic you need to consider the risks it carries that we cannot eliminate. These include the risk of personal injury and you personally contracting or being exposed to the virus.

For students current living outside of Nottingham, if you wish to find a role close to you we advise you visit which is a national database of volunteering roles.

Please familiarise yourself with the following:

  • You must act responsibly and sensibly at all times.
  • You must follow any and all government issued or locally given health and safety warnings or instructions displayed, given or made available to you regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • We are not qualified to express an opinion that you are fit to safely participate in this volunteering activity.
  • In the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by us, participation in volunteering activity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is entirely at your risk.
  • You will need to consider the commitment needed to complete both your studies and any volunteering.
  • If you display any symptoms of COVID-19 please visit NTU's testing, tracking and self isolating webpage

If you would prefer not to volunteer in person, we have several volunteering opportunities available below which can be done virtually, with a ⓥ symbol beside them.

Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page if you have any additional queries or concerns regarding volunteering. If you are unable to find the right opportunity for you within the details of the five themes please use to button above to book a 1-1 meeting with one of our team.

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

NTU are interested in improving health and wellbeing, supporting the city in its commitment to reduce health inequalities across Nottingham.

As an NTU volunteer you can work towards tackling the growing impact of issues such as loneliness, mental and physical ill health and homelessness.

Opportunities in Health and Wellbeing

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Arts, Sport and Culture

NTU has a rich and diverse range of arts, cultural and sporting activities taking place for staff and students all year round.

NTU volunteers can take this interest and contribute towards local organisations’ work in and around heritage, arts, creative industries, design and sporting excellence.

Opportunities in Arts, Sport and Culture

Crime and Justice

Crime and Justice

NTU is supporting Nottingham in its commitment to making society safer and working towards reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

Working to support local organisations, NTU volunteers can get involved in areas such as witness support, youth justice or challenging knife crime.

Opportunities in Crime and Justice

Education and Attainment

Education and Attainment

Education and learning is at the heart of NTU. It is also at the heart of the city to ensure all young people achieve their full potential.

NTU volunteers can contribute to local education through supporting literacy, numeracy or disadvantaged learners.

Opportunities in Education and Attainment

environment and sustainable futures

Environment and Sustainable Futures

NTU is one of the most sustainable universities in the world. We have a responsibility to work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals to effect change.

NTU volunteers can work with local communities to support their environmental agendas to create a local and global impact.

Opportunities in Environment and Sustainable Futures


As well as the virtual volunteering opportunities listed above, micro-volunteering is a great way to volunteer from the comfort of your own home. Visit the NTSU micro-volunteering pages to find a range of opportunities that you can do wherever you are at a time that best suits you.

Still need help?

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