Hallam students spend 15,000 hours volunteering each year
If there's an interest or skill you'd like to gain experience in, or a good cause you want to support, volunteering is a great way to do it.
Whether you'd like to fundraise, work with animals, volunteer at festivals or something else – Hallam's Students' Union can help you find the opportunity you're looking for. Even if you only have an hour or less a week to spare, you'll have hundreds of chances to make a difference. What's more you'll gain experiences that will stay with you, and you'll impress potential employers too.
Hassun wanted to make a difference, so volunteered at the Calais migrant camp, helping provide the children there with access to education and a safe teaching environment.
In April 2018, 15 students and alumni from Sheffield Hallam travelled to the Gold Coast in Australia to work for 3 weeks at the Commonwealth Games.
Law student Nabeela Mowlana volunteered and now works for the Element Society, where she helps young people to find opportunities to shape their local communities.
Politics student and aspiring lawyer Sherene Modi tells us about an eye-opening work placement in South Africa.