Why volunteer?

There are so many reasons to volunteer while you're at LJMU

Here are just some of the benefits:

  • It helps you build confidence
  • You’ll feel a sense of well-being and achievement
  • You can gain new skills
  • You can make new friends
  • It can help enhance your employment prospects
  • It’s great fun
  • You’ll be recognised for your hard work
  • It makes a positive impact
  • You’ll gain a better understanding and insight into the challenges that affect people and society
  • You’ll work as part of a team and experience a sense of belonging
  • It can provide a welcome distraction from stressful life circumstances
  • You’ll spend spare time in a meaningful way

“I believe that my contributions and voluntary involvement within the peer mentor scheme and as a lead peer mentor have positively contributed to my current level of self-confidence, academic success and personal development which supported my journey through higher education and made me the student I am today.”

– John Meadowcroft
BA (Hons) Education Studies and Physical Education student who volunteered as a peer mentor at LJMU

Recognising and celebrating volunteering at LJMU

As a student your time spent volunteering will be recognised on your Higher Education Achievement Report, which is the statement that accompanies your final degree transcript and details your other achievements while at university in addition to your academic award.

Annual awards are also made to students and staff whose volunteering is judged to be an outstanding and inspiring example of citizenship.