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Experience Durham

Experience Durham: Volunteering and Outreach

Durham University has a strong tradition of student volunteering and each year hundreds of students give up their time to support community-based projects bringing positive impacts to local, national and international communities. Our students work is far-reaching and covers the broadest spectrum of activities imaginable; from working in schools, coaching sport to hard-to-reach and marginalised groups, supporting the elderly and improving the environment through conservation work. Students are supported in their volunteering by teams of professional staff and offered training to support and further their development. There are always new opportunities to get involved with throughout the year.

Staff to make a valued contribution to communities through their outreach and engagement work. Durham University is a proven innovator, having established a Staff Volunteering scheme in 2008. Since then, over 400 Durham University staff have registered to volunteer with local community partners and staff can apply for up to 5-work days a year to undertake volunteering tasks. Through Experience Durham, the number of volunteering and outreach opportunities for both staff and students is increasing and the University is establishing ever more partnerships with local community organisations.

Follow the links below to find out more about the opportunities available for staff, students and community partners.

Experience Durham

Experience Durham is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP