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Current volunteering opportunities

Here you'll find all the current volunteering opportunities you can get involved in, whether you're based in the UK or overseas.

Summer School Careers Volunteer

Ref: Summer Schools Career Lunches
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Nottingham, UK
Could you inspire a group of high achieving Summer School students this July? We're looking for enthusiastic alumni from various degree backgrounds to chat about their career development and experiences over a spot of lunch.

From the Bench to the Bank

Ref: From the Bench to the Bank
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Nottingham, UK
We are looking for enthusiastic alumni to volunteer to be a 'From the Bench to the Bank' speaker. As a speaker you will help students gain an appreciation of the key challenges facing the chemical industry and the role of entrepreneurship in addressing those challenges.

Work shadowing Host

Ref: Work Shadowing Host
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Nottingham and online
Could you offer one of our bright and talented students a work shadowing opportunity? Taking just a few days, you can really inspire a student and help them learn more about what it's like working in your profession.


Ref: eMentor
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Online, international, UK, Nottingham
Could you inspire our current students and help to shape their future career? Are you interested in giving your time online from anywhere in the world? Could you be an eMentor? Our eMentoring programme is flexible and can fit around you. You can choose whether you want to answer a quick question that a student might have, or take part in a more structured mentoring relationship for 4, 12 or 24 weeks.

Alumni Profile

Ref: Alumni Profile
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Online
Take 5 minutes to complete your Alumni Profile. Your profile will join our library of alumni stories which will be used to inspire students and help them to think about their career options.

Summer School Careers Volunteer

Ref: Summer School Careers Volunteer
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Nottingham, UK
Join one of our Summer School career lunches and speak to our Nottingham Potential and Sutton Trust summer school students about the amazing career opportunities a university degree can bring. Alumni can play a huge role in helping high-achieving Year 12 students to discover the benefits of higher education, as well as provide their unique insight into the university experience.

Recruitment Volunteer

Ref: Recruitment Volunteer
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
Can you remember applying to study in the UK and how many questions you had? Or are you living abroad and would like to spread the word about The University of Nottingham? Our International Office are looking for alumni living abroad to help and assistance with recruiting our new students. This role asks you to speak about your experiences, answering questions from potential students and their parents about The University of Nottingham.

Venue and Hospitality Facilitator

Ref: Venue and Hospitality Facilitator
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
We are looking for alumni living internationally who may be able to offer a venue or other hospitality services in a specific geographical region to be used for regional get-togethers, as well as more formal events for alumni of The University of Nottingham. Can you help?

Social Media Volunteer

Ref: Social Media Volunteer
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
Are you social media savvy with a passion for keeping people up-to-date? We have several internationally based social media volunteer roles available, where you can help The University of Nottingham spread the word about alumni events, news, and networking opportunities.

Conversion Volunteer

Ref: Conversion Volunteer
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
We are sure you remember the excitement and anticipation of being offered your place to study at Nottingham. You probably also had a lot of questions and perhaps a few concerns about what it might be like when you arrived. This role will give you the opportunity to use your experience to help answer some of those questions and alleviate any concerns for the next generation of alumni.


Ref: Buddy
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (US, Canada and Australia)
Are you living internationally? Could you help as an international buddy? You will be an important point of contact for visiting study abroad students in your home town. You will share your local knowledge, serving as a friendly face, offering to meet your contact for a coffee, chat or tour of the city if appropriate. Buddies are essential in supporting our international student community- we'd love to hear from you!

International Alumni Speaker

Ref: International Alumni Speaker
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
We are looking for alumni who have progressed onto successful careers or have an inspirational story! Could you speak at alumni events inspiring our alumni and sharing career stories, tips on your profession or an amazing story linked to our Impact campaign.

Event Organiser

Ref: Event Organiser
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
Are you interested in arranging informal get-togethers for alumni in your country/region? Or would you like to get together alumni from professional sectors, particular areas of international or cultural interest, or simply act as social/professional networking events. This role will give alumni living internationally the opportunity to create events and help us with larger alumni events.

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How to apply

To apply, click the apply now button to complete our online application for any of the opportunities you'd like to be considered for.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Register your interest and we will get in contact with you when a role suitable for you becomes available.

Got a question?

If you have any questions, please refer to our frequently asked questions in the first instance. If you can't find the answer you're looking for please email us.


Alumni Relations

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