Create a project

Run your own Student-Led Volunteering Project with the Volunteering Office!

  • Do you have the passion to make things happen?
  • Have you identified a problem in your local community that no-one seems to be tackling?
  • Did you know that the Volunteering Office support students to run their own volunteering projects?

If you have an idea which will benefit the community in some way, the Volunteering Office will support you to run it! You bring the idea and the commitment and we provide you with training, advice and funding to enable you to get your idea off the ground. 

Last year students led an underwater river clean of the River Thames. Watch the video below!

'I can't think of a good idea!'

Don't worry! Have a look at the following suggestions and see if any of them inspire you. Previous students have:

-Run art, drumming, IT and cultural Caribbean activities for young people.

-Knitted hats for premature babies in local hospitals and made bunting for community festivals. 

-Written a booklet on LGBT issues to raise awareness in schools.

-Created a cookbook for young carers.

-Led drama workshops and created a Christmas pantomime with MIND.

You can read about these projects on the Volunteering Blog.

Not sure you want to run the project by yourself - then get a fellow Kingston University friend to run it with you! Alternatively get your Union Sports club involved through Sports Volunteering. Or see if your Union Society will run it with you. Still not sure? Running your own volunteering project is a great way to make a difference to the community, whilst building up skills that employers want. It's a win-win!

So get the ball rolling: go to the Project Toolkit page, read our guide and submit a proposal! Make sure you look at Students' Experiences of running projects too! For an informal chat about your project idea or if you have any questions please contact Volunteering Coordinator Sarah Dutton by email on S.Dutton@Kingston.ac.uk by telephone on 0208 417 2548.