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Becoming a UCL volunteer is rewarding for you and invaluable to those you help. There are lots of different ways to get involved – from running events to one-to-one mentoring.

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Ready to get going? Whether you have 10 minutes or 10 hours to spare, there are lots of ways you can donate your time through volunteering. Here’s a quick overview of the ongoing volunteering roles you can get involved with, and how to apply.

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Become an Alumni Mentor 

Perfect if you want to hone your people skills, becoming an Alumni Mentor gives you experience in advising others about their career and helping them to take the next step. 

Your main role is to provide informal guidance about your experience in different employment sectors and professions. Many mentors look over CVs and offer interview advice. You can share your professional experiences and personal insights with mentees, giving them a greater understanding of career journeys, professional opportunities and employer expectations. 

Time commitment: 1-2 days per month 

How to apply: Log in to your Alumni Online Community account and click ‘Mentoring’ 

Start mentoring now

Hosting a global internship

If you’re already in the workplace, hosting an internship is a great way to give current UCL students the chance to experience a real working environment. And for your employer, it’s an opportunity to tap into the next generation of talent. 

Time commitment: 15-20 hours to set-up. You must be based overseas to take part in this opportunity. Expressions of interests to be received by December 2019 for internships starting in June 2020.

Find out more and apply here

Connect with your alumni community

We're here to support our thriving alumni communities across the globe. But they wouldn't exist without the ongoing and invaluable support of our volunteers. 

Organising a reunion

Reconnect with your classmates and share what you’re up to now by organising a reunion. Whether it’s your first get-together or your twentieth, our alumni team are here to support you – be it picking the right venue, advertising via email or social media, or just tips for making your reunion a success. 

Time commitment: 3 hours per week in lead up to the event 

Find out more about organising a reunion

Telling us your story in a case study 

We love to shout about your positive alumni experiences so completing a testimonial for UCL is a great way to volunteer without an ongoing commitment. Plus, it means we get to celebrate your story while you join our ever-growing list of brilliant volunteers. Just submit your alumni testimonial online and we’ll do the rest. Your answers will be securely stored, and don’t worry, you’ll always be contacted before they are used. 

Time commitment: 1 hour 

Submit your story

Hosting an event in your space or workplace 

If you don’t have the time to volunteer, sharing your space with the UCL Alumni Relations team can be just as valuable. We’re always on the lookout for new and interesting rooms to host events such as alumni receptions and reunion events across the globe. 

How to apply: Fill out an interest form today and let us know where your space is. 

Submit your space