SU Volunteering - Charity Partnerships 

Welcome to The SU Bath Volunteering page for charities and organisations. There are many ways University of Bath Students can help your cause. This page has been designed to aid collaboration and help us understand how we can best support you. Don’t forget you can get in touch with the team anytime at volunteers@bath.ac.uk 

Log in to your account to post volunteering opportunities on the opportunities page.

 
 

Volunteering Opportunities Page

We have a site dedicated to community led activity. Here we can advertise your volunteering opportunities and help you find volunteers for your organisation. Where possible, we will target student’s we think would be the perfect fit for your specific opportunity. 

We have a handy guide on how to set up an account to put up activities and a handy user guide.

If you are unable to access your account, please email volunteers@bath.ac.uk 

IMPORTANT: International Students are limited to how many volunteering hours they can undertake whilst they are studying in the UK, in light of this, and other restrictions, the Volunteering Team have created a factsheet to help understand the difference between Volunteering and Voluntary Work. Also see our International Student Volunteering webapage. 

Volunteer Recruitment Terms and Conditions - by advertising your volunteering opportunities via The SU Bath you are agreeing to abide by the Volunteer Recruitment Terms and Conditions

 

Bath V Team 

Bath V Team is one of our largest student-led groups. They organise volunteering projects around the community, working with a variety of charities and causes. 

Vision: The University of Bath has a culture of volunteering, enabling students to engage with meaningful student-led opportunities to contribute to their local community.
Aim: Build relationships between students and residents through compassionate, inclusive and sustainable projects that focus on improving the lives of those around us. 

2021-2022 Objectives: 

  • Create a hybrid experience for volunteers, returning to much loved in-person events while also support students who can't be here to volunteer.
  • Work with each project to make environmentally sustainable swaps in how they operate and track how we have improved.
  • Relaunch V Team on social media and raise identity on campus to increase engagement.
  • Develop a framework on what a good student-led project is and ensure our projects meet it.


What this means for you as a partner?  
We are looking for opportunities for students to run a community project with you. It needs to be something that a student can have a lead on with some autonomy but still working closely with you as well as capacity for 5+ volunteers to help each time it runs. To discuss how we can work together, please get in touch with volunteers@bath.ac.uk.  

Examples of student led projects.  

Bath V Team – Code Club 

Working with Mighty Girls, Bath V Team run a weekly coding club for girls, aiming to inspire them to have a future career in STEM.

 

RAG (Raise & Give) Student Fundraising 

All student led fundraising goes through RAG (Raise and Give). They support students with advice, guidance and legal processes. RAG have several ways they can work with you through the year; 

Big 4 - Each year RAG selects four charities to be the main recipients of fundraising activity. Applications to be one of the Big Four open in January. To find out more check out RAG’s webpage. Each year this is RAG’s main focus and where most funds are directed. 

RAG also run several small fundraisers events throughout the year for charities, examples include Sleep Out for Julian House and Kennel Break for Bath Cats and Dogs Home. If you have an idea for a joint event email rag@bath.ac.uk 

Working with Bath RAG 
RAG aims to work in partnership with charities to raise awareness and funds for the causes you support. We are always interested in new ideas or projects and we look forward to working with you in the future. For more information please email ragstaff@bath.ac.uk 

 

Make a difference day (MAD)

Every year we hold a handful of Make a Difference days. These days are aimed at people who don't regularly volunteer with us and we look at exciting opportunities to reach out to new people. One example is the Dementia Awareness course we hosted with B&NES Dementia Action Alliance to raise the awareness of dementia among students. If you think that you have an idea of something we could do as part of a Make a Difference day email ragstaff@bath.ac.uk


 

Working with Bath SU Societies and Sports

Bath has over 100 students led student groups. Focusing on Sports, Societies, Campaigning and Activism as well as many other causes. If you have any ideas on how you could work with one of the groups email volunteers@bath.ac.uk and we can propose any ideas to one of our groups.