Volunteering with the student union

Log your volunteering here

Volunteering with the Student Union is more than just a line you can add to your CV. Your volunteering hours and skills will be accredited by the Saltire Awards and displayed on your enhanced transcript when you graduate, alongside your grades, helping you to stand out from the crowd! There are so many different ways you can volunteer:

  • Academic - School MPs, Class Reps, School Officers
  • Community - Societies Council MP, Societies Council attendees, Student Life Group MP, Student Life Group attendees, Open Place MPs, Society Committee Members, Charities volunteers, Freshers Reps, Events Crew, Event Hosts, Regular Performers at Events
  • Wellbeing - Wellbeing Group MPs, Open Place MPs, Wellbeing Group attendees, Therapets and Advice Hub volunteers
  • Scottish Borders Campus - Freshers Reps, Campaign Volunteers, Society Committee Members, Class Reps, School Officers, SBC Group MP, SBC Group attendees
  • Volunteer in Town - 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!

If you want to find out more or get involved, contact Christy or Scott. Or you can join the HWUnion Volunteers WhatsApp group by clicking here, volunteer opportunities will be posted as they become available.

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Check our handy toolkit which helps you with the day to day running of your society, with guides on everything from advertising to zoom calls!

WANT TO START a new society?

We have a guide here for how to set up your own society.

The Volunteer Awards

Every year, our outstanding volunteers are celebrated at a bash hosted by the Student Union! Keep an eye out for nominations opening in semester 2!

Muslim Society - Winners of Society of the year 2021