Is your not-for-profit organisation or charity looking to recruit volunteers? If so, we can help you advertise your roles to thousands of students and graduates, who are often looking for ways to build experience and do something positive for their community.

We encourage volunteering

We actively encourage students and graduates to take part in volunteering, because we recognise that it can help them develop the skills and experience employers are looking for, whilst also making a positive difference in the local community. 

We also have a way of formally recognising volunteering through the Futures Award. This award is recorded on the Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) which students receive when they graduate, so it can boost their CV and is an added incentive to get involved. 

Advertising your opportunities

Whether you need one-off or regular support, you can advertise a volunteer role on our vacancy portal (you need to register for an account the first time). You will need to provide a detailed role description reflecting the task, time, location and length of commitment.

Once it's uploaded to the portal, we will promote your opportunity to students and graduates through:

We can also directly reach out to students and academics on relevant courses. 

Once you have found the perfect candidate, we would love to help publicise their involvement with your organisation and celebrate their successes through our different media outlets. This can be a great way of raising awareness about your cause. 

If you need to discuss your requirements further, please contact us.

Community Chesterfield event

Volunteers and interns help Community Chesterfield

Find out about Community Chesterfield, a partnership which aims to connect the University with Chesterfield’s voluntary sector, for mutual benefit.

Read the Community Chesterfield case studyRead the Community Chesterfield case study

Sports volunteers

We recruit sports volunteers who support the delivery of sport in the University and within the local community. If your organisation is interested in hosting volunteers for sports-specific events or activities, you can contact our Union of Students on info@derbyunion.co.uk.

Union volunteers

Our Careers and Employment Service promotes volunteering and so does our student-led body: the Union of Students. Union Volunteers have worked on initiatives such as:

For more information about working with Union Volunteers, contact the Union of Students at info@derbyunion.co.uk.

Service promise

We promise to listen to your requirements, offering you advice and guidance and a streamlined process to access the University of Derby’s excellent talent. You will receive a personalised service, responsive to your needs. 

Wider business services

The University of Derby is a university of and for business; an applied university, committed to using our research and knowledge, expertise and resources to inspire and develop the organisations of today and tomorrow. Using technology, we offer learning and personal development, industry-shaping research and innovation, digital networking events and seminars along with support to nurture and recruit your workforce. For further information, learn about our growing innovation and business.

Contact us

To discuss your volunteering requirements in more detail, please contact us: 

E: volunteering@derby.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)800 001 5500