The Volunteer Department is here to develop and promote student volunteering in the community and can help you find the perfect activity to enhance your studies; learn new skills; meet people and have fun; access free training; or do something completely different and challenging!
There are lots of opportunities and projects which students at the University of Plymouth are involved such as planting trees; supporting refugees and asylum seekers; serving lunches to older people; supporting young people with learning disabilities; spending the day at the sea making the beach a better place for everyone; creating wildlife gardens, and many more.
New projects are being created all the time, ranging from cultural workshops in schools to sports activities with young people.
Committee and Project Leader Elections
Welcome to the ViP elections.
Volunteering in Plymouth (ViP) is a student led organisation, we organise volunteering opportunities throughout the academic year. Current projects include partnerships with the Barn Owl Trust, The Looe Monkey Sanctuary, Landmatters Sustainable Community, Moor Trees, the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, Slapton Lee Nature Reserve, Natural England and other local environmental organisations. During the academic year 2011/12 ViP organised 43 projects contributing over 2700 voluntary hours to local organisations. Volunteering in Plymouth is led by a committee of 14 students which includes 7 Project Leaders who organise and lead individual projects.
Please click here to see the list of candidates for the 2013/14 committee and their supporting statements.
When you have decided on who to vote for please complete a voting form which can be downloaded by clicking here, and then either e-mail it to email@example.com, or pick up one from outside the Volunteer Office in the Hive and put it in the box. Voting closes at midday on Thursday 21st March.
Thank you, your contribution really counts!