Postgraduate Volunteering

Research Objects

Closing date 21 February 2020 | St John's Foundation, Bath city centre

Open to doctoral students who would like to learn how to engage older people with research. You’ll be given the challenge of devising and delivering a short (5 – 10 minute) presentation on 27 February about your research, about why it matters and its (potential) impact, to a group of older people at an Age UK event. 

Volunteering can count towards doctoral students' 10 days of development activities in a similar way to Doctoral Skills sessions.

There's more info and details of how to apply here

Postgraduate Project Leaders - Doctoral & PGT 

Closing date 15 Feb 2020

We're looking for a doctoral student and a PGT (taught postgraduate) to lead on volunteering  for postgraduate students. There are separate roles for Doctoral Project Leader and Postgraduate Taught Project Leader.

You'll work with the Bath SU Volunteering Team to coordinate a monthly micro-volunteering opportunity targeted at doctoral students and PGTs. You will be able to choose the direction the project goes in and liaise with doctoral students or PGTs to find out what they want to do.

There are more info and application details for the roles at Doctoral Project Leader and Postgraduate Taught Project Leader.

Flexible volunteering 

These volunteering opportunities  are open to all students, but their flexibility makes them easier to fit around postgraduate study. Some are family-friendly too.

Ongoing Volunteering

All these opportunities are extremely flexible, none of them require a long-term commitment, all* run throughout the year and all can be fitted around your postgraduate commitments. *STEM Workshops run throughout the Bath school academic year.

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution [BRLSI] is a charity promoting advancement in the arts and sciences. With the commitment, energy and skills of our wonderful volunteers, The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution has become a centre of cultural activity open to all. The SU Bath has teamed up with BRLSI to offer a number of bespoke volunteering opportunities.

STEM Ambassadors

Family Friendly Volunteering

Wild Walcot are working with Avon Wildlife Trust and the Walcot Traders Association to co-design a project which aims to create a wildlife corridor along Walcot Street in Bath. This project is based on Avon Wildlife Trust's successful My Wild City project in Bristol. The project will involve looking at existing green spaces and scrub land along the street and improving their wildlife value by planting bee friendly flowering plants.

Register your interest

Want to volunteer but only have a limited amount of free time to dedicate to volunteering then try out the volunteering opportunities detailed below

Bitesize Volunteering

V Team offer regular microvolunteering sessions, these sessions will enable students to take part in small, bespoke, bite-sized chunks of volunteering: writing letters for PostPals is one of the many opportunities you could get involved with.

Email for further details.

Virtual Volunteering

Want to volunteer, but unable to commit to physically volunteering on a project then virtual volunteering is for you. Give as little or as much time as your commitments allow.

Virtual Volunteering Opportunities

Create Your Own Volunteering

Fundraising - if you're interested in organising a fundraising event and need some ideas or would like some advice then check out the Event Management guidance.

Volunteering Opportunities Database

If you have any queries or would like information on any aspect of volunteering email


If you have any queries or would like further information please email