Start Volunteering

Volunteers are really important to the Guild and, without them, we wouldn’t be able to support students and our community. Every year, nearly 8000 students volunteer through the Guild and give their time to thousands of different projects.

There are lots of different ways that you can volunteer in the Guild, University and local community. Each project has a different time commitment (some less than an hour!) and there are loads of benefits, both for volunteers and our communities. There truly is something for everyone and it’s a great way to get involved with the Guild!

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Community Led Volunteering

We have links with hundreds of charities in the local Birmingham area, covering different sectors and with differing time commitments. Sign up below or browse what we have on offer.

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Student Led Volunteering

Here at the Guild, we support over 40 student-led volunteering groups! So, whether you’re interested in conservation, working in the community or fundraising for a great cause, there’s bound to be a group for you.

Each student group is flexible in terms of time commitment, a great place to make new friends and works to make a real difference in their community. Joining a group is a great way to give something back, all whilst having some fun!

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One-Off Opportunities

Our one-off volunteering opportunities allow you to get involved with a minimal time commitment. You can make a positive impact in only an hour, so why not come and give it a go?

We have events happening every week both here on campus and in the local area.

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One Off Opportunities

Guild Opportunities

Volunteers are really important to the Guild and without them we wouldn’t be able to support our students in the way that we do.

There are loads of ways you can volunteer in the Guild and help support students;


Student Group Committee Members

Student Reps

Global Buddies

Guild Trustees and Guild Committees

Part Time Officers

Guild Opportunities

To ensure that you get what you need from us, when you need it, we have created a set of promises which we will always aim to deliver.

Meet your officer team

Every year, a team of Officers are elected by YOU to help you get the best out of Birmingham. Each officer leads a different part of the Union on your behalf – click on their faces below to find out what they do and how to get in touch…

Ellie Keiller - Guild President
Shannon Farmer - Activities & Development Full Time Officer
Adam Goldstone - Education Full Time Officer
Kris Ali - Housing & Community Full Time Officer
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Full Time Officer
Jess Levy - Representation & Resources Full Time Officer
Helena Bailey - Sports Full Time Officer
Henny Green - Welfare Full Time Officer

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