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Student Led Volunteering (SLV) Project Leader Recruitment 2023/24


Student led volunteering (SLV) offers a diverse range of volunteering opportunities across the county. We offer students to take time to give back to the community by volunteering for their passions whether it be conservation, helping animals and ensuring vulnerable adults the opportunity to play sports. There is no commitment to attend every session, student led volunteering is an opportunity to try something new, or follow your passions. There are three main disciplines in Student Led Volunteering – Animal Conservation, Green Team and Special Olympics. We are currently looking to recruit project leaders for Animal Conservation and The Green team for the 2023/24 academic year. Project leaders will help to organise and run a singular project in one of the two SLV disciplines. Examples are shown below below of previous projects that SLV has carried out over the years. 



Our Student Led Volunteering Groups:


Animal Conservation:

The Animal Conservation teams carry our practical work to conserve enclosures and protect animals whether that be in a reserve or in the Plymouth Sound waters. Our Animal Conservation providers work tirelessly to help species local to the Devon area and to protect their surroundings. This year our current animal conservation projects incude The Barn Owl Trust based in Ashburton and Hedgehog Friendly Campus which is based on University of Plymouth Campus. 

Green Team:

The Green Team carry out practical conservation work to preserve our forests, woods and green spaces around the South West Area. Current activities include keeping green spaces clear, planting trees and creating wildlife spaces in local wooded areas. This year our current Green Team providers are Woodland Trust, Tulgey Woods, South West Coast Path and Devon and Cornwall Railways. 

Special Olympics:

The Special Olympics team volunteer with the Plymouth Mayflower Specials a group that hosts a sports club for people with intellectual disabilities. They host these sessions every Wednesday at the YMCA in Honicknowle.  


What's in it for you?

  • The opportunity to contribute to the local community.
  • The chance to boost your CV.
  • To volunteer in a unique experience in something new or somethng you are passionate about.
  • Build friendships.
  • Build leaderships skills.
  • Gain full Student Lead Volunteering training, including a SLV hoodie


If you are interested in becoming a project leader please fill out the application form and tell us which SLV project you are interested in. Once you have completed the form someone will be in touch after the application deadline date. 


About You
Student ID*

Have you been involved in student lead volunteering (SLV) before? *


What SLV project(s) are you interested in? *