Start your own Project
Can’t see something in the list below that you’d like to get involved in? Then start your own! If you’re thinking about ratifying a student group under YUSU, there are a few steps you’ll need to complete. Ratifying brings you a whole host of benefits, including:
- Access to financial aid
- A free spot at Freshers’ Fair,
- Advertising on on the YUSU website
- Dedicated staff support for your operational management.
Your application will be reviewed and voted on by Volunteering Committee. Once you have their approval, you’ll have to complete some documentation before you are formally ratified. Read through our Guide to Starting a New Project to get started, and complete the application form.
Want to find other ways to get involved in volunteering? Check out the university's opportunities here.
Some of our YUSU projects require volunteers to have a Disclosure and Barring Service Check before getting involved.
BS Checking is available through YUSU, check out the guidance below:
- YUSU DBS Guidance
- Projects which require DBS Checks
- DBS Guidance for International Students
- DBS Checking FAQ’s
- DBS Privacy Statement
Please note: Countersigning DBS Checks is currently suspended by YUSU until further notice.
"I have loved my time doing MEG, not only does it show you the power of music on members of the local community, it helps you love music even more! MEG has been such a huge influence during my university time that it has convinced me to train to be a primary teacher next year."
“Nightsafe volunteering is a very rewarding experience. For me, Nightsafe really helped build my confidence and has given me the opportunity to learn new skills, meet some great people, and become part of a project and team that I can be proud of for the rest of my life.”
“Joining OpenMinds is one of the most positive things I have done at University. I feel as though I am making a real difference in mental health education in the local area, which is something I believe to be truly important. Taking on a more active role has given me the opportunity to work with people who share my passion and also want to make a difference. I am so thankful for the experience.”
"Joining Tea and Coffee Club was the best decision since starting studying at the University of York"