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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.

Work shadowing Host

Ref: Work Shadowing Host
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Nottingham and online
Could you offer one of our bright and talented students a work shadowing opportunity? Taking just a few days, you can really inspire a student and help them learn more about what it's like working in your profession.

The Access Project Tutor

Ref: The Access Project Tutor
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Nottingham, or online
Could you help a GCSE or A-Level student? We are looking for alumni to provide tutoring for 1 hour each week on the subject they studied or a subject linked to what they studied. This could be virtually or locally, depending on your location. This can really help students increase their grade in that subject by 1 grade. Please note this opportunity is through The Access Project who will be sharing information back with the University of Nottingham. You will be required to attend a compulsory training session in Birmingham, Nottingham, or London prior to starting this opportunity.

Where are they now Chemical Engineering

Ref: Where are they now? Chemical Engineering
Start date: Thursday 15 February 2018
Location: University Park, Nottingham
We're looking for Chemical and Environmental Engineering alumni to join our guest panel event, and help inspire our next generation of Chemical Engineering graduates. By sharing your career insights and industry top tips, you'll help to get students thinking more about which career pathway they could take with a Chemical Engineering degree.


Ref: eMentor
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Online, international, UK, Nottingham
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.

Alumni Profile

Ref: Alumni Profile
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Online
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.

Midwifery Speaker

Ref: Midwifery Speaker
Start date: Wednesday 14 March 2018
Location: University of Nottingham
We're seeking 4 qualified midwives for a Midwifery Careers Panel. If you're in an active management, leadership or academic role and would like to do something inspiring, this opportunity is for you!

Where did your Arts masters take you?

Ref: Where did your Arts masters take you?
Start date: Wednesday 21 February 2018
Location: Nottingham, UK
We're looking for masters of Arts alumni to share their career journey with students. Hearing your story will help students understand the diverse range of career options available to a masters of Arts graduate.

Spotlight on Arts into Business

Ref: Spotlight on Arts into Business
Start date: Thursday 12 October 2017
Location: Nottingham, UK
We're looking for enthusiastic alumni to participate as a panel member in a careers event for students from the Faculty of Arts, from a range of subjects and years.

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 – in 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!

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?

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.

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.


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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