Local Volunteering

Find out about volunteering in your local community whilst studying at Kent

Community Ambassadors

Our Community Ambassador scheme helps us communicate with you when living off-campus. We need you to nominate a member of your household to receive university updates, safety updates in your area, and information on events and local opportunities. We will also email you if there has been any concerns from your neighbours to disseminate to your household. In return we provide 20 employability points for all Community Ambassadors, training and development opportunities to earn additional employability points, and an annual celebration at the end of the year.

To nominate your household’s Community Ambassador please email CommunityLife@kent.ac.uk with the subject heading 'Community Ambassador'. Please include your name, student number and term time off-campus address.

Local litter picks

We organise litter picks both on campus and throughout our local community. Litter picking is a mindful and proactive activity that helps the environment, local wildlife and revitalises some of our beautiful public spaces.

You can get involved with our litter picks by visiting the student events calendar and signing up. If you have any questions about getting involved please contact us.

You will earn Employability Points when you join one of our local litter picks.

Support with student-initiated events and volunteering in your area

If you would like to develop and organise a local volunteering event that gives back to the local community or raises money for a charity you care about, we would like to support you to put it on.

You can reach out to the Community Life Officer on Community Life@kent.ac.uk with your event idea and follow up with a meeting to discuss costs and support required. 

Local charities, groups and volunteer-run services

In Canterbury and Medway there are large number of charitable organisations you can volunteer with. This is a great way to boost your CV and has been evidenced to support personal wellbeing.

Find local charities and support roles on DoIt.life (external organisation) or have a look at the Careers and Employability Service volunteering page.

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