Are you a student at the University of Bristol? We offer a range of opportunities for you to learn about issues, connect with each other and tackle social problems.


If you want to make a difference, one of our volunteering programmes is the place to start. With a simple application process and basic training programme, it's easy to get involved. Each of our programmes only requires 1-2 hours commitment per week too - designed to fit around a busy schedule!

Support young people to achieve their academic potential by volunteering as an academic tutor in a local school, or with local families. Find out more

Get involved in this intergenerational project, which connects students with older people to help tackle loneliness and social isolation. Find out more

Join our mentoring programme and become a positive role model for 7 - 11 year olds during activity days. Find out more

Become a sports mentor and help to motivate and engage year 8 pupils in a local school. Find out more

Inform and inspire the next generation of politically engaged citizens through workshops with young people in Bristol. Find out more

Skilled Placements

Skilled placements are a great opportunity to gain professional skills, work closely with a local charity and have a big impact! These are ambitious programmes for committed and socially-minded students.

The Social Innovation Programme provides students with the opportunity to address challenges in the local area by working in teams to conduct research and act as consultants for local charities. Find out more.

Climate Action Bristol gives student consultants the tools to local work with a local businesses to develop and help deliver a bespoke Climate Action Plan. These plans allow local organisations and businesses to identify a clear course of action on how to make changes to become more sustainable. Find out more.

Students to Inspire is a volunteering programme which empowers students to connect and learn about the Bristol community through showcasing local people’s real-life stories. The project aims to create a safe space for people in the community to share their inspiring and unique stories via the power of a video, blog, podcast, magazine, live event and so many other ways. We hope that this can highlight important social causes in the city and give a platform to underrepresented groups and individuals. Find out more.


Got a great idea for a community project but don't know where to start? Come and have chat with us, and we can hopefully get things going in the right direction!

Whether you're looking for the right community partner, trying to find funding or wondering about the best way to engage other students, the Hub can offer you guidance and support. Just give us an email and tell us more about your idea!

Critical Engagement Events

We run a bespoke programme of events and microvolunteering events throughout the academic year. Keep up to date with what we have going on by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

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