Find out how you can get involved and make a difference to the University of Bristol community.
Volunteering is an opportunity to strengthen the University of Bristol community by giving back. As a volunteer you can share your experience with current students and recent graduates. You can also help alumni connect with each other by holding reunions and establishing alumni networks.
Read our Alumni Blog to see what our volunteer community have been doing.
Offer career advice
Sign up to Bristol Connects and volunteer as a Career Expert to support students and alumni in a way that suits you. Register as a career e-mentor, volunteer at employability-focused events, or share your Bristol story and career insights.
Mentor a student
Provide professional development and one-to-one advice to help students achieve their potential. Read more about Bristol Mentors.
Welcome international students
Bristol Voices pairs local alumni volunteers with international students, helping to welcome and support them as they settle into life at the University, in a new city and culture. Alumni can offer local advice, guidance and encouragement, while the students can share their own culture and experiences with the volunteer.
Connect with your community
If you are interested in organising a reunion or social event for alumni, you may be able to apply for an Alumni Association Initiative Grant to help with funding.
We also have a number of well-established alumni-led networks and groups around the world - such as branches in cities, hall associations and alumni sports clubs - which always welcome new members.
Bristol Volunteers Handbook
Download a copy of our Bristol Volunteers Handbook (PDF, 2,970kB)
Other volunteering opportunities
See the latest volunteering opportunities from across the University.
Women in Leadership Society series of events (in-person), 4 - 8 March
Seeking women to speak about career challenges and advice.
As part of International Women's Day, the Women in Leadership Society are running a series of events focused around challenges women face in the world of work, discussing things like well-being, transferable skills and advice for young women starting their career journeys. If you would be interested in speaking at these events, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radical careers that make a difference event (online), 12 March
Seeking Law and Social Science alumni to speak virtually about careers.
Are you a Social Science and Law graduate with a radical career? The Careers Service are looking for alumni speakers to share their career journeys and advice. Please get in touch with email@example.com for more information.
STEM Up! event (online), 18 March
Seeking STEM alumni to speak virtually about careers.
We will be having a final virtual session as part of the STEM UP programme covering information from the Careers Service and next steps to apply to STEM courses at the University. For this session we invite alumni to talk about their career journey for a few minutes and then answer questions from prospective Y12 and Mature students. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PGR video series and virtual events (online), ongoing
Seeking alumni who have completed a PGR at Bristol to speak virtually or be featured in a video.
Give postgraduate researchers an insight into future academic and non-academic careers by featuring in a video series or joining a virtual event. Please get in touch with email@example.com for more information.