The University of Manchester's Volunteering and Community Engagement Team provides help and information for students to find volunteering opportunities in the local community and overseas. The team runs Volunteer Days and projects in partnership with local and international charities and not-for-profit organisations, supporting students to volunteer.
Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. Their goal is to enable research that would not be practical or possible otherwise. Zooniverse research has resulted in new discoveries, the creation of datasets useful to the wider research community, and many academic publications.
You don’t need any specialised background, training, or expertise to participate in any Zooniverse projects. They make it easy for anyone to contribute to real academic research, on their own computer, at their own convenience.
There are 90+ research projects you can sign up to take part in, such as categorising images of faraway galaxies, transcribing historical records and diaries, or reviewing videos of animals in their natural habitats. By answering simple questions about these resources, you’ll help contribute to our understanding of our history and our Universe!
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Click the Apply Now button below and a member of the Volunteering Team will be in touch by email to explain the next steps, including how to record any Zooniverse volunteering hours for the Stellify Award or the Manchester Leadership Programme.
This opportunity has no minimum hours commitment and can be completed in your own time.