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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.

What volunteering offers

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.

What our volunteers have to say  

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.

"Volunteering has been a win-win situation for me on so many levels." Fay Wallis, HR professional, alumna and volunteer

There are many more ways to get involved

The experience and expertise you have is invaluable to our students. Here are some of the many ways to volunteer.

  • Mentor a student: Share your knowledge and experience and encourage a young person to achieve their potential while broadening your own skills and judgement.
    "I learn so much from every new mentee and it keeps me in the loop on subjects I might otherwise ignore." Francesca Jordan, professional, alumnus and volunteer mentor
  • Share your career insights: Think of all you'd like to have known before you started your career. How might you have benefitted from experienced advice in your area of interest? Now's your chance to help those following in your footsteps. 
    "I was able to provide a window for the future to a current student through my own experiences and career." Benjamin Blanco, Sponsorship Director, Samsung
  • Offer work experience: We'd love to know if your company can offer placements to Kingston undergraduate students. Placements are truly beneficial to both students and employers. 
    "If I'm looking for interns/placements for various companies... I can tap into the talent at Kingston University." Grania Sweeting, HR professional, alumnus and volunteer
  • Be a Kingston ambassador: Use your experience to tell future students what it's like to study and live at Kingston.
  • Organise graduate events: If you have a talent for organising, why not get involved with our alumni events. These can be professional, social, serious or fun. See here the types of events our alumni are involved in. 

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.

Contact us

Development, Alumni Relations and Engagement
Kingston University
River House
53–57 High Street
Kingston Upon Thames

Tel: +44 (0)208 417 3178
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