Volunteering at Kingston helps our students and our volunteers. Just as our students gain increased employability, knowledge and insight, our alumni volunteers gain a wealth of advantages.
As a volunteer, you get the chance to network with students who have an interest in your area of work, to promote your company or highlight your area of business, to gain satisfaction from supporting students who are about to begin their careers, and to add to your own skills, life-experience and CV.
There are also excellent networking opportunities: many of our students are local, and will soon be seeking jobs in the types of work or business you are involved in. Many of our alumni are local too and there will be opportunities for you to meet fellow volunteers.
Not least, volunteering is fun! Many of our alumni volunteer at the University, as speakers or mentors, sharing the knowledge and insight they have gained since their own graduation.
From all areas of industry, from different stages in their lives and careers, from a range of backgrounds, our volunteers are as varied as our students. What they have in common is a pride in being part of our extended University family, and a desire to "give something back" to the University, while gaining benefits for themselves.
"I receive so much by giving my time. There is no feeling quite like it." James Keeley, Barrister, alumnus and volunteer
"Volunteering has been a win-win situation for me on so many levels." Fay Wallis, HR professional, alumna and volunteer
The experience and expertise you have is invaluable to our students. Here are some of the many ways to volunteer.
Don't underestimate the difference you can make to our students. Get involved and give us a call on: +44 (0)20 8417 3178 for a chat about any of the above.
Alternatively you can update your details with us and mark your preferred way to help in the "How I can help Kingston University?" area.