Nottingham Trent University organise a variety of volunteering schemes and projects with various organisations and schools within Nottinghamshire that we feel are suitable for participation by NTU staff and students. These encourage staff and student volunteers to become more involved in the community where they live, work and learn.

Student volunteering

Nottingham Trent Volunteering offer a huge range of volunteering opportunities, developing your skills and experience while giving back to the community. We are here to support you as you get involved in both local and international projects.

Community Volunteering - Work with local organisations and build your personal skills and course related experience

Schools Volunteering – Gives you the opportunity to create your own, or take part in existing voluntary projects, delivered in local schools or colleges

International Volunteering – Extend your experiences and your boundaries with some exciting opportunities abroad

NTU Sport Volunteering - Take part in what you enjoy and make a difference. You could be supporting PE lessons after school, delivering school sports clubs or coaching a local sports club.

NTSU Volunteering

We have loads of opportunities available ranging from a short term to long term community volunteering, to Students’ Union event volunteering! In addition to this you have the opportunity to make you own volunteering project!

Come up with a fantastic idea and manage it with support and guidance from your NTSU Volunteer Coordinator.

Visit NTSU Volunteering for more information.

Staff volunteering

The Employee Volunteering Scheme promotes volunteering to Nottingham Trent University staff through various activities, mostly linked with local schools and community organisations.

The range of volunteering opportunities available to you, in schools, charities and local not-for-profit organisations, are split into three categories:

  • Volunteering with schools
  • Volunteering in governance
  • Volunteering in the community

The University will grant reasonable time off for participation in approved voluntary activity as outlined in the Employee Volunteering and Community Involvement Policy. This will vary according to the chosen activity, but will normally be no greater than the equivalent of one hour per week for the duration of one ongoing approved project, plus one additional day per year for a one-off team event. The equivalent of one hour per week could be taken in blocks (e.g. a 4 hour block over a 4 week period).

Award winning scheme: We are proud winners of the Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards (THELMA's) for Outstanding Human Resources Team supporting staff volunteering 2015, and received recognition for outstanding contribution to Employee Volunteering in BiTC's Responsible Business awards 2015. We also received the UHR award for High Performance HR in recognition of our work in Employer Supported Volunteering, 2013.

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