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Our Student Led Volunteering programme is organised for students and run by students working closely with community volunteering projects acround Devon and Cornwall. Working with our comunity volunteering projects allows students at the University of Plymouth to gain new skills, meet likeminded ppoeple and also allows you to explore new interests. Student Led volunteering works around your studies and our primary volunteering days are Wednesday's and Sunday's. Volunteer sessions range from a few hours to full day projects. Please make sure that these events fit in with your university schedule before booking your place as we have limited spaces. With no obligation you can volunteer as much or as little as tou like and we encourage all of our volunteers to record their volunteer hours with our reward and recognition scheme.


With our current projects you can explore the areas around Devon and Cornwall, volunteer with vulnerable adults in sport and work towards preserving the ecology and conservation areas. Our Student Led Volunteering team works within three different disciplines, these are:

  • Animal Conservation

  • Green Team 

  • Special Olympics             

Take a look at the events on this webpage or on the UPSU's What's ON page to see our volunteering opportunities that are coming up. This year we are bigger than evenr and we have secured more community providers than area. These include: 


        SUSU - Hedgehog Friendly Campus                       Moor Trees | Facebook          Tulgey Woods Sanctuary CIC - for all our futures             Plymouth Mayflower Specials - Fun Friends and Sports                           

 Wembury Marine Centre | Wembury               Gateway - Woodland Trust             south west coast path – Forthglade     




How do I get involved?         

All you would need to go is look on the events tab on this webpage or the UPSU's What's on page, click on the event and book yourself a free ticket to reserve your space.

Why do I need to purchase a free ticket? 

We ask student to book on to our SLV by purchasing a free ticket. This ticket ensures your space onto the trip. This is due to having a limited number of spaces on each trip and requirinf numbers for transport, equipment and gathering emergency contact details.

How do I get to each volunteer experience?

We offer free transport to all those who book onto our trips. This will either be in the form of minibusses, taxi's or walking. How you will be travelling to your volunteer experience will be communicated to you through email a few days before the event. 

What clothing do we need?

All clothing requirements will be explained in the event information. We do have a small amount of waterproofs and wellington boots for students to borrow.

How is the activity lead by students?

All projects have a designated project Leader these students have been specially selected and have gone through training in order to lead our projects

How do I become a project leader?

We have spaces for project leaders for this academic year. We would really like to add some more poeple to our list so please fill out the project leader application form and a member of staff will get back to you.             


If you have any more questions about getting involved in Student Led Volunteering please email

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