Volunteer with us
Make a difference. Become a Hub Volunteer.
The Advice Hub runs a programme of campaigns throughout the academic year focussing on student wellbeing. We also work together with the Student Wellbeing Centre, the Sports Union, Oriam and Equality & Diversity on a range of events.
Campaigns include exam stress advice, sexual health, healthy eating, wellbeing and more. During campaigns our student packs are really popular, with us giving away over 3500 FREE packs full of information and goodies. These campaigns would not be successful without the time and commitment of our team of Hub Volunteers.
Click on any of the leaflets that were included in our packs to download.
Advice Hub and Campaign Volunteers
Volunteering at The Hub is a one of the most challenging, but also most rewarding, volunteer opportunities Your Student Union offers. As a Hub Volunteer you are given full training and support by our professional student advisors. You can have the opportunity to work with us: this could be helping to make up and distribute our pack give-aways; engaging with your fellow students during meet and greets; assisting in wellbeing events such as Therapets, and more!
Hub Volunteers are not trained to do individual advice work, but if you are interested in helping your fellow students in a more direct way, we have a partnership with Edinburgh Nightline, the student listening service. We can keep you updated with any opportunities for you to volunteer with their listening service. Please note, additional training would be provided by Nightline for those interested in it.
What qualities do I need?
No prior experience but as a Hub Volunteer you should be:
Non judgemental: It is very important to us that all students feel valued and respected and be free to discuss the issues that are affecting them without worrying about being judged.
Approachable: You should be receptive, warm and empathetic.
Dedicated: You should support the aims of the Hub and show a genuine interest in welfare issues. You must fulfil your commitment to the best of your ability and actively engage in the Unions wellbeing campaigns.
"Working at the hub gave me so much. It gave me confidence, training, an ace addition to my CV, friendships and so much more! I think being a volunteer gives you more than you can imagine when you apply, take the plunge and give it a try!"
"I applied to volunteer at the Advice Hub because I wanted to be more involved with the Students’ Union and the wellbeing of Students. Settling into Uni can be difficult and I felt that if I could be there for just one person during my time as a volunteer that would be enough (even if I was just pointing them in the right direction). I also wanted the opportunity to meet new people. In my time as a volunteer for the Advice Hub I have become a much more confident person, especially in talking to and meeting new people. I am now more involved in the University and the Union and it’s a great experience. From my experience as a volunteer I have had a lot of fun and would encourage anyone who wants to be part of the Union and support students to volunteer here."
If you are interested in being a Hub Volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.