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Find out how to get involved with UCL Careers and UCL Volunteering through the Global Citizenship Programme.

*UPDATE*

Due to the unfortunate need to mitigate against the COVID-19 outbreak, the remainder of this year's Global Citizenship Programme events have been cancelled.

In order to review UCL's co-curricular offer,  it has been decided to pause the GCP programme for 20/21. This will help us to review, plan and develop an exciting programme for students 21/22. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the programme. 

Global Citizenship Volunteering

Put your global citizenship skills into practice and connect with London’s charity sector

The Volunteering Service at Students’ Union UCL is offering a number of global citizenship volunteering opportunities, which you can do in addition to your GCP strand. These are a mix of longer and shorter-term volunteering placements, which focus on a range of aspects of global citizenship, such as activism and campaigning, tackling a global issue in a local context, promoting social justice and supporting disadvantaged groups.

The Global Citizenship Volunteering placements have been chosen to give you the opportunity to put your global citizenship skills into practice by connecting with London's charity sector. These placements focus on a range of aspects of global citizenship, such as activism and campaigning, tackling a global issue in a local context, promoting social justice and supporting disadvantaged groups. They will give you the opportunity act as a global citizen for the benefit of the local London community.  

We encourage you to consider how your experience on your placement links to UCL's definition of global citizenship and seek out opportunities whilst volunteering to develop an understanding of global issues from the perspectives of the organisation you are volunteering with and the people you encounter. Many of the volunteering placements involve working with disadvantaged groups and people from other parts of the globe who are experiencing challenges whilst living in London. Although you will be helping those you are working with, you will also have the opportunity to learn a great deal, and we encourage you to make the most of that opportunity. We hope that you will find these volunteering placements enhance your learning and experience as a global citizen. 

If you complete a global citizenship volunteering placement, this will be recognised as contributing towards the minimum 21 hours required for completing the Global Citizenship Programme.

Find out how to become a global citizenship volunteer.

Careers with Global Impact

Discover how to apply your skills as a global citizen in your future career

The aim of ‘Careers with Global Impact’ is to introduce Global Citizenship Programme (GCP) participants and UCL students to more options with their career planning by providing an opportunity to hear from, and network with, those working in Global careers within government and policy, global funding, international development, global health and sustainability sectors.

The focus of the activities is really on career paths within these sectors and the routes that UCL students may be interested in taking. By taking part you will gain insight into how the skills you are developing through UCL’s Global Citizenship programme translate into roles on a global stage.

For more information visit the Careers website: here we will keep you updated on upcoming programme events and information on how to book.

If you attend activities for Careers with Global Impact this will be recognised as contributing towards the minimum 21 hours required for completing the Global Citizenship Programme.