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We are currently looking for a range of work placements and internships for students from the Schools of Engineering, Computer Science, Biosciences and Chemistry. If your company/organisation would like to offer a work placement of internship, please visit our website to find out more information or register your interest here.  If your organisation is interested in giving time to the University in other ways, please get in touch with Rachael Green, Head of Volunteering,

Giving time to The University of Nottingham is open to anyone who wishes to volunteer their skills and talent, partake in activities which support the University’s strategy, and specifically help students and research. Opportunities to give time and volunteer are not just open to alumni - we welcome those who do not have a connection to the University. We just ask that you give your time for free and that you are not paid by your business/employer to volunteer. 

Each of our roles asks for particular skills or experience. If you have these we would love to hear from you. It doesn’t matter if you are an alumnus of The University of Nottingham, a local community member, University staff, a student, or just interested in what we do - we’d love for you to be involved.

Information for staff volunteers

If the volunteering role is outside of your current role and you’d like to give your time please check with your line manager before applying.

Information for student volunteers

If there is a role you think you are suitable for please apply and just let us know you are a current student.

Yes of course you can. We’d love for you to help with as much as you feel you have the time and expertise to help with.

No don’t worry - please let us know about your other volunteering role in your application form, and we will take care of everything else.



Visit our opportunities page, to apply for specific opportunities which suit the amount of time you have, where you are in the world, where you want to volunteer and your skill set. Please click through to the application form for that role, where there is a quick form to fill in. We will then process your application and the ‘Volunteer Task Manager’ will get in contact with you.


If you can’t find a role suitable for you, please complete the Register Your Interest form. We will then contact you when a suitable role comes up.



There are many different ways you can give your time and volunteer for the University from work, from home, from the UK or from anywhere else in the world. The range of opportunities include: quick micro-volunteering activities, 1-1 student mentoring, speaking to large groups of students, advising our academics or entrepreneurs, completing online profiles, online eMentoring or more strategic roles. Lots of our Schools and Departments are also looking for alumni to help with student activities such as Careers talks and advice.

For a full list of current opportunities that are available at the moment, please visit our opportunities page.


You can volunteer from home via some of our online opportunities such as Alumni Profile - Your Story, or you can come to Nottingham to speak to students or take part in the range of opportunities we have on campus. Alternatively, you might like to volunteer from elsewhere in the UK or Internationally. For a list of current roles please visit our opportunities page.

Opportunities outside of Nottingham

We are aware that most of our alumni don’t live in Nottingham and may not be able to come back to campus. We are constantly looking at new opportunities which can be accessed remotely, so please keep an eye on our opportunities page.

International opportunities 

We have lots of international volunteering opportunities such as the recruitment volunteer, conversion volunteer, buddy, event volunteer and many more. For a whole list please visit our opportunities page and type international into the search bar. If you can't see a role that you would like to do, please register your interest in giving your time internationally and we will contact you when a role becomes available.






We have volunteer opportunities available for people to give their time and talent to The University of Nottingham. Some of these roles support the student experience and use volunteer skills, experience and talents which do not otherwise exist within our excellent professional staff. Other tasks such as advisory boards are reserved for volunteers. The University of Nottingham is also well known for our fantastic global research and for this we tend to need volunteers to help us solve some of the global questions we are asking.


We have a target of involving 1000 volunteers as part of the Impact Campaign. To find out more please visit the Impact Campaign website.

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