Make a difference, develop new skills and meet new people! 

Volunteering is a great way to enhance your student experience! Not only will you have a positive impact on your local community, you’ll also get so much out of it yourself!  You’ll meet new people, develop new skills, and build your CV – all while having lots of fun.

Here at the Union we have our new awards scheme 'Watt Volunteers' which you can sign up for. 

I've got questions about volunteering

Want to talk?

You can contact Polly Glynn with any volunteering questions - at 📧 p.glynn@hw.ac.uk 

Or Jay Clifford - VP Community - at 📧 union.vpcommunity@hw.ac.uk

If you'd like to chat with us in person, we're based in the Representation and Engagement Office and Sabbatical Office in the Student Union - just ask for us at reception.

Want to get involved?

See what Union opportunities are available by contacting Polly Glynn with any questions - at 📧 p.glynn@hw.ac.uk 

Or use Volunteer Edinburgh's fantastic database to see opportunities in the community: https://www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk/volunteer/find-opportunities/ 

Want to be a Freshers Helper?

You've got until Friday 15th June to apply for an incredible volunteering opportunity with the Union. 

For Edinburgh Campus, apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FHelpersEdin18 

For Scottish Borders Campus, apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FHelpersSBC18 

Volunteer Awards

Log your volunteering hours with us, using our online system, and you will receive Volunteer Awards in recognition of your time. 

Academic - Executive Member, Class Reps

The Volunteer Groups we currently reward for, are:

Activities - Executive Member, Activities Officers (halls, charities and societies), Society Committee Members, Charities Campaign Volunteers/Committee, Halls Reps, Freshers Helpers

Equality & Diversity - Executive member, Liberations Officers (PG, ethnic minority, women's, LGBT, international, disabled students), Liberation Group Committee Members/Volunteers

Events - Executive member, Events Crew, Event Hosts, Regular Performers at Events

Scottish Borders Campus - Executive Member, Campaign Volunteers, Society Committee Members, Class Reps

Welfare - Executive member, Advice Hub volunteers

The following awards are available: 🏆

  • Bronze Award - 50 hours
  • Silver Award - 100 hours
  • Gold Award - 200 hours
  • Platinum Award - 300 hours 

With each milestone, you will be able to set up a meeting with the VP Community, Jay. He can then refer you to the Careers Service which will then help you translate your log book into points for you CV in order to exemplify the skills you’ve gained throughout your voluntary work. That way your volunteering will be truly rewarding!

 I'm in! Click here to begin your volunteering journey!

Volunteer Login

Volunteering Policy

Volunteer with the Advice Hub

Do you want to help your Advice Hub? Become a Hub Volunteer!