Not sure what you want to do after university?

The benefits of volunteering are huge! You will not only benefit yourself by developing your skills and experience, you will also be making key contacts to help you get that job. Volunteering in your community is very rewarding as you’ll be able to witness, first-hand, the outcomes of your hard work and commitment. We have a dedicated volunteering department at Manchester Met’s Students’ Union who are on hand to help you to find and secure a volunteering role in a variety of areas.

Read on to find out why The Students’ Union would recommend that you get involved!

Volunteering – Jill Wells, Volunteering and Societies Manager

At The Union we’re passionate about volunteering. It makes a real difference to communities, whether that’s through direct support, fundraising, or behind the scenes. It also enables volunteers to develop new skills, build relationships, and try something new.

We can help students in both Manchester and Cheshire find the right volunteering opportunity based on their interests and skills. We run volunteering events throughout the year, focusing on specific sectors such as homelessness or volunteering with children, and also run a dedicated sports volunteering service.

You can find and apply for a huge range of opportunities online at or at (sports volunteering). You can also get in touch by email at, by phone at 0161 247 2211, or drop in and see us in The Union.

Sport – Adam Howard, Sport Volunteering Coordinator

Sport is the single largest sector of volunteering in the UK. Every year,  5.6 million people volunteer in sport.

You don’t have to be a sports student to volunteer in sport. Whether you enjoy helping out, want to meet friends, try something different or develop your leadership skills, we have plenty of amazing opportunities waiting for you to get involved in.

Throughout the year, we run free leadership workshops that you can come along to once you begin logging your volunteering hours with us.