Get involved

Find out how you can get involved and make a difference to the University of Bristol community.

Why volunteer?

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.

Alumni Blog

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.  

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