We offer a variety of volunteering opportunities with flexible commitment. There’s something for everyone!

So what do our volunteers do?

At HEY CU our volunteers play a vital role in the many experiences that we give the children. They come along to spend time and to supervise a group of children for the day, encouraging them to try new things, discover their unique talents and explore the surroundings. Our volunteers are from many different walks of life and the children love to hear about the jobs that they do! We have a wide variety of experiences, most of which take place during the school day and the commitment of time can range from a couple of hours to a whole weekend. Take a look at our school experiences page to see the fantastic things you will be doing with the children. We also have opportunities for volunteers to support our fundraising events with roles like marshalling, manning our charity tent and supporting other volunteers.

What are the benefits of volunteering with us?

  • Fun and “feel good” factor

  • Personal and professional development

  • New and exciting opportunities and experiences

Sign up process

We use system called Better Impact to register and coordinate our volunteers. You can sign up by clicking here.

The process:

  • Sign up on Better Impact

  • DBS check

  • 1 hour training session

Volunteer Case Studies

Hilary Rennard


I knew I wanted to give back in retirement.

Jo York


I now have time to give something back into the local community.

“I Have Gained A Great Insight Into The Way In Which Schools Work And The Effect Teaching Staff Have On Children. I Have Also Learned A Great Deal Myself From The Various Experiences I Have Supported. My Favourite Is London With Parliament. I Have Done This Several Times, But Learn Something New Every Time. I Would Definitely Recommend Being A Volunteer, And Have Done Many Times.”

- Kate Childs, HEY Children’s University Volunteer