Volunteering with the student union

Why should I volunteer?

Volunteer with Us. It’s more than just a line on your CV, it’s a direct route to helping Heriot-Watt students at Edinburgh, Orkney, and Galashiels. Join a volunteering network spanning every course and every year of study.

Gain a valuable insight into how some of the biggest events in the University calendar are run, ranging from Freshers Week to Global Day to the Student Oscars. Be the change for your school in one of our academic opportunities. Help run one of the student-led Societies as a committee member. Check out the opportunities available at the Student Union, the University, and in the wider community below:

Your Volunteering hours are displayed on your enhanced transcript when you graduate, alongside your grades, helping you to stand out from the crowd! 

Student Union Opportunities: Our Opportunites range from Academic, Community to wellbeing. 

University Opportunites: The University Opportunites crop up throughout the academic year. Keep an eye on our Volunteering Hub.

Community Opportunities: if none of the opportunities on campus speak to you, find an external opportunity using Volunteer Edinburgh.  Want to explore opportunities in Galashiels? Check out Volunteer Centre Borders!

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