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Volunteer Resources

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+ Available training

Online Safeguarding Training

This 20 min online training module will build your confidence and enable you to identify and report safeguarding issues. It’s intended for students looking to volunteer with children, young people, the elderly or vulnerable adults. This training is compulsory for those wishing to volunteer on a Bristol SU student-led project.

Face-to-face Training

We offer a wide range of face-to-face training all year round. Please visit our training calendar to sign up for future events.

If you'd like to know more about how we can help you with volunteering, drop us a line at

+ DBS Check

A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is necessary for any student who will be volunteering with children or vulnerable adults. Find out how to get your DBS check done for free.

+ Tools for volunteering project coordinators

Discover how to make the most of Bristol SU resources and support that can help you run your volunteer project. Such resources include grants, training, room booking, health and safety.

+ Stay in the loop with volunteering opportunities

Join the RAG, Volunteering and Sustainability Network

Be the first to find out about all the latest RAG, volunteering and sustainability events. 

Sign up to receive the Bristol SU Volunteering Newsletter

Get new volunteering opportunities and news from all your fave student-led projects straight to your inbox

Join the Bristol SU Facebook Page

For all the latest volunteering opportunities, news articles, blogs, activities and events


Bristol Plus

You can get recognition for attending extra-curricular courses and workshops, as well as a variety of other Students' Union activities through the Bristol PLUS award, run by the Careers Service. The award provides a framework to reflect on the skills you have gained and learn how to articulate them effectively to future employers.