Placed at the heart of campus, the University of Manchester Students’ Union is the hub of student life. We understand better than anyone that student life isn’t just about studying. It’s about supporting change; helping students make friends, gain vital skills for life, enjoy new experiences, and campaign on something important.
We’ve been facilitating that for the last 155 years. As the largest Students’ Union in the country, our mission is to be the voice of students at Manchester, effecting change and enriching student life together.
Our vision is for all students to feel part of the Manchester community where they can develop, prepare for their future and can make a difference in the world around them.
Here at the Students' Union we offer plenty of ways for you to get involved in volunteering during your time at University.
Manchester RAG organise year-round exciting events and challenges to raise money for local, national and international charities.
Student Action run a huge number of student-led weekly volunteering projects and one off events helping people in the local community.
Access All Areas are a collection of education projects run by students in schools, colleges and communities- all of which share the aim of improving access and widening participation in education.
Check out our opportunities!
Reclaim the Night is our annual campaign against sexual harassment and violence, and this year we'll once again be leading thousands of students up Oxford Road in the march for safety on the streets. Led by the Women's Officers and a team of women and allies, the Reclaim the Night march aims to 'reclaim' our streets and demand more support from our universities, police, and the GMCA.
We're looking for a team of creative, passionate volunteers to steward at the Reclaim the Night march. You'll need to be available from 5pm to 9pm on Thursday 20th February, including a one hour training session. Training and the march will begin at Owen's Park and along Oxford Road to the Students' Union, where march attendees will join a rally.
Whatever your interest or skills, we need your help! As a volunteer with us you'll receive steward, as well as an invite to a special volunteer thank-you event.
The Students’ Union welcomes and encourages all students to get involved in volunteering. As a Union we do not discriminate based on background and we welcome students from all ethnicities, genders, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, ages, socio-economic backgrounds and disabilities.
We aim to support all students in their application process and during volunteering. Should you need any help, and/or adjustments with the application or wider volunteering process please contact the Students’ Union Volunteering and Fundraising team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.