Frequently Asked Questions

These pages are for all existing and prospective partners with QMSU Volunteering.

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How do I register?
What is the service level agreement?
How much does it cost?
What kind of volunteering are students looking for?
Can I upload fundraising opportunities?
What Roles won’t you put on your website?


How do I register?

Click here to register.


What is the service level agreement?

This is a set of terms and conditions regarding the responsibilities to student volunteers which we both agree to. This was introduced in light of child protection and adults at risk legislation and guidance, and to ensure that we promote the best opportunities to our students. Click here to read the full service level agreement.


How much does it cost?

QMSU Volunteering is completely free to all local and national charity, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations.


What kind of volunteering are students looking for?

Students respond really well to both regular and one day volunteering. Students want to be given a meaningful role with a sense of purpose, and a clear benefit. Students’ availability varies from student to student, however, opportunities in the evening (4.30pm onwards) and on the weekends are the most successful when trying to attract large numbers of volunteers (25+). We do successfully recruit volunteers for all times though. A large number of our opportunities take place in the local boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney, Greenwich and in the city centre. Student Volunteers tend to be less interested in direct fundraising opportunities (bucket collections etc) and roles as a driver. When uploading volunteering opportunities try to include as much detail on the role, location and time commitment (frequency, time of day, level of flexibility, etc). Students are more likely to respond to role in which they know what can be expected of them.


Can I upload fundraising opportunities?

To avoid overlap with our RAG Team QMSU Volunteering are not able to promote the following roles: door-to-door or telephone fundraising, and sponsored events where people fundraise for themselves (e.g. an Abseil or skydive etc), or bucket collecting roles.


What Roles won’t you put on your website?

We want to promote volunteering opportunities which students want to do, roles which challenge them, develop their skills, or provide the opportunity to work directly with end users. For this reason there are a number of roles we don’t recruit student volunteers for and these include cheerers for races, envelope stuffers, or drivers.

All roles advertised need to be open to all students (regardless of personal attributes such as faith, gender, age, background, etc.) and roles cannot involve students recruiting members for or promoting the tenants or a particular faith or political leaning.

Roles cannot be roles in which volunteers and paid staff have the same responsibilities, or roles which ask for a time commitment of more than the equivalent of more than one day per week.

QMSU Volunteering are not able to promote international volunteering opportunities.

Contact Us

Email: su-volunteering@qmul.ac.uk

Elected Officers:
ME: Stephanie Tang
BL: Ashraya Harish