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Current volunteering opportunities

Here you'll find all the current volunteering opportunities you can get involved in, whether you're based in the UK or overseas.

Alumni profile - your story

Take 30 minutes to complete your Alumni Profile. Your profile will join our library of alumni stories which will be used to inspire students and help them to think about their career options.

eMentoring opportunity

Could you inspire our current students and help to shape their future career? Are you interested in giving your time online from anywhere in the world? Could you be an eMentor? Our eMentoring programme is flexible and can fit around you. You can choose whether you want to answer a quick question that a student might have, or take part in a more structured mentoring relationship for 4, 12 or 24 weeks.

Sports eMentor

Do you have fond memories of playing in a sports club at university or experience working in the sports industry? Are you interested in giving your time from anywhere in the world, at a time that is suitable for you? Could you be a Sports eMentor? Our Sports eMentoring programme is a fantastic way that you can share your professional expertise, offer bespoke advice, and help to enhance the employability of our student sports leaders. Sports eMentoring can fit around you - whether you want to answer a quick question that a student might have, or take part in a more structured mentoring relationship.

Superhero Walk Steward

Ref: Superhero Walk Steward
Start date: Sunday 01 October 2017
Location: Nottingham, UK
Become a superhero for the day at our fun community fundraising event! This autumn, families and individuals will gather to take part in a sponsored walk around the University Park campus, raising essential funds to support life-changing research happening at the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre. As a Superhero Walk Steward, you'll be looking after the public – true superhero style – making sure that everybody has a safe and fun day, directing people along the walk route, and giving information to participants and spectators. Plus, if you want, you can dress the part!

Robin Hood Marathon Volunteers

Ref: Robin Hood Marathon Volunteer
Start date: Sunday 24 September 2017
Location: Nottingham, UK
Want to get involved in the Robin Hood Marathon, but don't want to run? We've got five fantastic volunteer roles that will put you right in the middle of the action. As a Robin Hood Marathon Volunteer, you will play an important role in the race, helping to support the runners and event team as a route marshal, team leader, kit tent team member, finish line assistant, or water station team member.

From Tutorials to Trading speaker

Ref: From Tutorials to Trading Speaker
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Nottingham, UK
At the University we are working on ways to help our brilliant Financial and Computational Mathematics students prepare for work in the financial sector. Having a connection with the real wold is crucial and we are looking for an individual to give an inspiring talk, with some technical and practical elements, relating to the area of investment banking they work in.

Recruitment Volunteer

Ref: Recruitment Volunteer
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
Can you remember applying to study in the UK and how many questions you had? Or are you living abroad and would like to spread the word about The University of Nottingham? Our International Office are looking for alumni living abroad to help and assistance with recruiting our new students. This role asks you to speak about your experiences, answering questions from potential students and their parents about The University of Nottingham.

Venue and Hospitality Facilitator

Ref: Venue and Hospitality Facilitator
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
We are looking for alumni living internationally who may be able to offer a venue or other hospitality services in a specific geographical region to be used for regional get-togethers, as well as more formal events for alumni of The University of Nottingham. Can you help?

Social Media Volunteer

Ref: Social Media Volunteer
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
Are you social media savvy with a passion for keeping people up-to-date? We have several internationally based social media volunteer roles available, where you can help The University of Nottingham spread the word about alumni events, news, and networking opportunities.

Conversion Volunteer

Ref: Conversion Volunteer
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
We are sure you remember the excitement and anticipation of being offered your place to study at Nottingham. You probably also had a lot of questions and perhaps a few concerns about what it might be like when you arrived. This role will give you the opportunity to use your experience to help answer some of those questions and alleviate any concerns for the next generation of alumni.

Dementia Research Volunteers

Ref: Dementia Research Volunteers
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Nottingham, UK
We are looking for volunteers to help shape the University's dementia-friendly campaign, bring a fresh perspective to our world leading research, and comment on our dementia education initiatives. As a dementia research volunteer, you could get involved in a variety of research related areas, including participation in focus groups, reviewing research documents, and belonging to a panel which is consulted about the latest dementia research, education, and organisational developments.


Ref: Buddy
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (US, Canada and Australia)
Are you living internationally? Could you help as an international buddy? You will be an important point of contact for visiting study abroad students in your home town. You will share your local knowledge, serving as a friendly face, offering to meet your contact for a coffee, chat or tour of the city if appropriate. Buddies are essential in supporting our international student community- we'd love to hear from you!

International Alumni Speaker

Ref: International Alumni Speaker
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
We are looking for alumni who have progressed onto successful careers or have an inspirational story! Could you speak at alumni events inspiring our alumni and sharing career stories, tips on your profession or an amazing story linked to our Impact campaign.

Event Organiser

Ref: Event Organiser
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
Are you interested in arranging informal get-togethers for alumni in your country/region? Or would you like to get together alumni from professional sectors, particular areas of international or cultural interest, or simply act as social/professional networking events. This role will give alumni living internationally the opportunity to create events and help us with larger alumni events.

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How to apply

To apply, click the apply now button to complete our online application for any of the opportunities you'd like to be considered for.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Register your interest and we will get in contact with you when a role suitable for you becomes available.

Got a question?

If you have any questions, please refer to our frequently asked questions in the first instance. If you can't find the answer you're looking for please email us.


Alumni Relations

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