Volunteering and Mentoring

 Volunteering AT DSU

DSU volunteers have access to hundreds of unique and exciting volunteering opportunities. We have links with over 300 local organisations in Leicester and Leicestershire as well as volunteering opportunities within your Students’ Union, the university and on campus.

You might want to raise money for your favourite charity or do something to help the environment or you might simplu want to wait for us to tell you were will be and what we will be doing and you turn up!


  • Browse through our volunteering opportunities to see which ones you would like to be involved in
  • If you're feeling nervous about getting started, you can email us (activities@dmu.ac.uk) and we can talk through your ideas or plan.
  • You can even choose to volunteer with a friend which means double the help for the amazing cause you're supporting.

For more information about leading your volunteering group, head to our committee Hub here

DMU Volunteering Opportunities

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Opportunity at DMU 

STaRS Project (Siblings together are really stronger) 

We are looking to recruit two third year students, one with Art/animation skills and one with IT/gaming skills to help in a co-creation workshop in August/Sept 2021.    Students will be paid for their help. 

This is part of a research study called STaRS (siblings together are really stronger) working with a small group of 11-15 year old siblings of children with a life limiting condition. Phase 1 we will be running a focus group to get ideas as to what the teenagers would like to create and then in phase 2 we will aim to create a prototype package of support.

Successful students will need to register through Unitemps and because of the nature of the workshop will have to have a DBS check, which will be funded via the project. 

If you have skills in animation and IT/gaming and want to find out more about the study please either contact Helena Dunbar hdunbar@dmu.ac.uk or Tania Hart tania.hart@dmu.ac.uk