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  • Brightside

    Brightside helps young people fulfil their potential through online mentoring.

    In the UK, access to opportunities is often determines more by where they grow up or what their parents do than their strengths and aspirations. Brightside believes society benefits when everyone can access the support and opportunities they need to succeed. Through online mentoring, we connect young people with inspiring mentors to help them to make confident and informed decisions about their futures.


    Our volunteering is fully online, flexible and accessible. We have an exciting project coming up in partnership with Falmouth University where current uni students wil mentor year 12 & 13 school students to help them explore their options.

  • British Heart Foundation Falmouth logo

    British Heart Foundation Falmouth

    7.6 million people live with a heart condition or related illness in the UK, and the need to combat one of the UK's biggest killers has never been greater. Our shops raise life-saving funds to help.

    The British Heart Foundation's mission is to win the fight against cardiovascular disease, and our vision is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and vascular dementia.

    Our volunteers help keep our shops running, which in turn keeps our researchers battling to find new ways to help those living with heart and circulatory diseases. We also have a hugely positive impact on the environment with our hundreds of shops encouraging reuse culture across the UK.

    Every pound raised, every minute of your time, and every donation to our shops helps make a huge difference to people's lives.

    Our research is powered by your support. Join our Falmouth shop team as a volunteer for a few hours a week when it suits you around your studies, meet new people, get discount on donated stuff and become a life-saver.

  • CoachBright Charitable Trust logo

    CoachBright Charitable Trust

    We are an award-winning national social mobility charity supporting the next generation to become independent and resilient so they can lead the lives they want.

    Working across schools, universities and organisations, we're giving pupils, university students and young professionals the tools and behaviours to succeed.

    Working with schools we aim to tackle educational disadvantage. Our vision is of a fairer society where no child’s background determines their future.

  • Dracaena Centre logo

    Dracaena Centre

    A community centre in the heart of Falmouth serving people throughout their lifetime. We host a variety of projects, including community cafe and events with many outside agencies and groups.

    Current opportunities :

    Volunteer for 50+ Monday group 12.30pm to 3.30pm. 

    Duties: Serving drinks and lunch, socialising with older people, help set-up/pack away.

    Cafe volunteers: Mon, Wed and Fri 10am to 2pm.  Full training, great experience.

    Emails to:

  • Imran Khan Cancer Appeal logo

    Imran Khan Cancer Appeal

    Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) helps run the only cancer hospital in Pakistan, which offers free cancer treatment to patients who can’t afford it.

    Detail Description about the opportunity

    What skills do I need?

    •Excellent organisational skills

    •Confident public speaker with excellent communication skills

    •Flexibility to be called upon when needed

    •A personal and friendly manner

    •Reliable and professional demeanour

    •An ability to use your own initiative and to work unsupervised 

    What support will we give you?

    •You will be provided with induction training before you start your volunteering role and relevant training throughout the course of your time with us

    •You will receive support from our Community Fundraising and Volunteer Officer

    •We provide you with insurance cover

    •You will be given any equipment and information necessary to carry out your role 

    What will you gain from this opportunity?

     You will gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to the lives of those affected by Cancer. You will be able to utilise your existing skills as well as developing and learning new ones.

  • Oxfam Campaigns logo

    Oxfam Campaigns

    Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable.

  • Penryn Campus parkrun logo

    Penryn Campus parkrun

    Parkrun is a free, weekly, community 5k and takes place on the campus. Parkrun provides a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience and is run by local volunteers.

    Parkrun is a free, volunteer-organised event every Saturday where you can walk, jog or run a 5k course. It's great for fun and fitness. There are over 700 parkruns across the country and we've been working for nearly 2 years to get one here on the campus.

    We need between 13 and 15 volunteers a week to run parkrun safely and we'd love to hear from you if you want to help out for a couple of hours on a Saturday morning. Most volunteers turn up at about 8.30am and it's all over just after 10.00am. Volunteering roles are really easy to learn and there are people familiar with parkrun to help if you get stuck. Roles include marshals, barcode scanner, timekeeper, funnel manager, tail walker and giving out finish tokens. Volunteering is a great way for people of all ages to meet new people and if you have young people doing Duke of Edinburgh it can count as part of your volunteering efforts. We will follow parkrun's Covid framework at all times to provide a safe environment for runners and volunteers.

    The route starts in front of Tremough house, goes up and down the old drive three times with a loop towards Peter Lanyon buiding, then after the third loop the runners return to Tremough House where the finish line is located.

    To volunteer, you need to register with parkrun, which is free and easy: 

    (you can use this page whether you are a runner or a volunteer, even though it just says new runner). Once you have your unique parkrun number, which begins with an A, drop us a line at and tell us you would like to volunteer! 


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    Sue Ryder

    Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters.

    Sue Ryder is a British palliative neurological and bereavement support charity based in London. Formed as The Sue Ryder Foundation in 1953 by World War II Special Operations Executive volunteer Sue Ryder, the organisation provides care and support for people living with terminal illnesses and neurological conditions, as well as individuals who are bereaving the loss of a loved one. The charity was renamed Sue Ryder Care in 1996, before adopting its current name in 2011.

    Sue Ryder supports people living with life-limiting and long-term conditions including brain injury, cancerdementiastrokesmultiple sclerosisHuntington's diseaseParkinson's disease and motor neuron disease. We operate specialist palliative care centres, care centres for people with complex conditions, homecare services and a growing number of community-based services. The charity also offers support to people who are bereaving the death of a loved one, through face-to-face services in its centres and also as an online service, as part of a bespoke online community.

  • The Access Project logo

    The Access Project

    Education charity supporting disadvantaged young people 14-18 through an in-school programme of support as well as tuition provided by students and professionals to support their academic studies.

    The Access Project is an education charity supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in London, Birmingham and the Black Country, the East Midlands and Bradford. The programme provides in-school support which includes 1 to 1 mentoring, university trips and workshops as well as personalised academic tuition, to help disadvantaged young people gain places at top-third ranked universities.

    At the moment, young people in the UK from disadvantaged backgrounds are six times less likely to progress to a top-third university compared to their peers working at a similar academic level, so The Access Project seeks to change this. We help these young people to see university as something that is “for them”, to support them to make competitive applications and to get the grades they deserve so that they can fulfill their potential.


    We are looking for undergraduates, postgraduates, staff, and alumni who would be able to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, 1 hour a week in term-time Sept-Nov 2022- Summer 2023 to support them with their academic studies.

    •Support a young person in a school subject to achieve the GCSE / A level grades they deserve and to fulfil their potential.

    •Inspire, motivate and raise aspirations towards higher education and the world of work.

    •Students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a grade higher at GCSE and are four times more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university.

    No prior experience necessary, full training included with start dates through the autumn term.

    Interested? You’ll need to:

    · Either be currently studying for an undergraduate degree or have an undergraduate degree/equivalent professional qualification.

    · Either have an A Level subject you wish to tutor at GCSE (grade B or above) or an undergraduate degree in a subject you wish to tutor at A level.

    · Be able to spare 1 hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting Sept/Oct 2022), plus 30 mins a week preparation time.

    · Be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (criminal records check) and provide two references (personal or professional).

    How does it work?

    1. Sign up at

    2. Sign up to any of our 2.5 hour training sessions over the summer, there are various dates so you can find one that suits you: During this session you’ll learn everything you need to know for your weekly 1 hour tutoring sessions.

    3. You’ll complete a DBS check (criminal records check) and an online safeguarding course.

    4. We’ll match you with a student who is looking for support in your subject. In particular, we are seeing high demand from our students for support with sciences and maths so volunteers who are able to support in maths and science subjects would be particularly welcome. There are also many opportunities for volunteer tutors in other subjects including humanities and languages.

    More information and sign up at:

  • The Rock Pool Project logo

    The Rock Pool Project

    We are a social enterprise that encourages people of all ages to discover the incredible marine life found around our beautiful coast.

    Rock Pool Project Volunteer Roles 2020/2021

    All of the roles below run from October 2020 to October 2021. There is, however, some flexibility in these dates. Please chat with Ben Holt to discuss your personal situation.

    Science Officer

    Role description

    ·         Coordinate regular analysis of our marine wildlife data

    • Produce monthly outputs of this analysis
    • Help to develop our citizen science programme

    Skills/Experience required

    • This role well suited to a masters or PhD level ecology/conservation student
    • Previous experience of analysing and presenting results from ecological analysis is essential
    • Experience with the R programming language is highly desirable

    Training/Experience provided

    This post holder will work closely with the project’s Scientific Director Dr Ben Holt and will play an important role in coordinating our citizen science activities over the next year.

    Time commitment

    3 hours per week

    Science Communication

    Role description

    • To regularly produce marine ecological and conservation information that is suitable and engaging for the general public
    • To organise regular online scientific discussion events

    Skills/Experience required

    • The post holder should have an ecology and/or conservation background
    • Previous experience in public communication would be desirable

    Training/Experience provided

    The post holder will work closely other members of our team, as well as external researchers and citizen scientists.

    Time commitment

    5 hours per fortnight (2 per week plus a 1-hour fortnightly communications team meeting).

    Funding Officer(s)

    Role description

    • To lead on at all one aspect of our fundraising activities
    • Various fundraising options are possible including, traditional grants, crowdfunding, marketing our activities, etc
    • Post holder(s) is/are encouraged to explore their own ideas
    • Multiple postholders and/or working in a team possible

    Skills/Experience required

    • Previous fundraising experience is desirable but not essential.

    Training/Experience provided

    Postholders will gain a good working knowledge of the local and national funding landscape, as well as experience of raising important funds for a not-for-profit organisation.

    Time commitment

    5 hours per fortnight (2 per week plus a 1-hour fortnightly funding team meeting).

    Local citizen science coordinators

    Role description

    • To be a local contact point in your area for our citizen scientists
    • To undertake initial verification of data collected in your area

    Skills/Experience required

    • Some knowledge of UK marine wildlife desirable but training will be given

    Training/Experience provided

    Postholder will gain excellent knowledge of local marine species and a good working relationship with local citizen scientists.

    Time commitment

    One hour per week on average.

    Newsletter editor

    Role description

    • To produce our monthly email newsletter

    Skills/Experience required

    • Ideally suited to someone with a journalistic background or studying journalism
    • Previous experience with MailChimp desirable

    Training/Experience provided

    Full training on MailChimp will be provided if necessary as well as guidance on structure, format, and content of newsletters.

    Time commitment

    Six hours per month


    Role description

    • To maintain and regularly update our website content

    Skills/Experience required

    • Previous experience with WordPress website development is highly desirable
    • Previous experience with Elementor page-building software desirable

    Training/Experience provided

    Full training on the specifics of our website will be provided. The postholder will work closely with other members of our communication team.

    Time commitment

    5 hours per fortnight (2 per week plus a 1-hour fortnightly communications team meeting).

    Social media admins (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram)

    Role description

    • To lead and coordinate activity on one of our social media platforms
    • To help promote our activities, scientific communication and networking

    Skills/Experience required

    • Basic knowledge of the specific platform is essential
    • Training and experience of social strategy desirable

    Training/Experience provided

    Training on our social media strategy will be provided. Postholder will gain extensive experience working with our communications team.

    Time commitment

    Two hours per week

  • The Wave Project logo

    The Wave Project

    The Wave Project is a charity running award-winning Surf Therapy sessions to improve the emotional & physical wellbeing of children with mental health challenges and/or physical disabilities.

    The Wave Project is a children's mental health charity founded in Cornwall in 2010, using award winning surf therapy to improve their emotional & physical wellbeing. Children can be refered to The Wave Project by one of our referral partners e.g. their school, a social worker or their GP if they are between 8-21 years old.

    The success of the Wave Project is largely due to the role of out volunteer "surf mentors" during sessions who act as 1 to 1 support for a child. Research shows again and again the importance of children having access to emotionally available adults before the age of 18. We hope to interrupt negative experiences children may face by injecting some fun and positive into their lives during sessions, helping to increase their self-worth and aspirations.

    We provide training in and out of the water to all volunteers. The generosity of our amazing extended Wave Project family helps us to continue our Surf Therapy courses and Surf Club and, with endless opportunities to lend a hand, we will never have enough volunteers. Whether you would like to become a surf mentor, shop assistant, events volunteer, office intern or fundraiser we would love to hear from you.


  • The Women's Centre Cornwall

    The Women’s Centre Cornwall is an independent organisation run by women, for women. We provide a wide range of free support services for women and girls who have experience sexual or domestic abuse.

    The Women's Centre Cornwall is run by women, for women. We offer support to women and girls who have experienced any form of domestic or sexual violence. We also support women in the community and the criminal justice system via our Open Project which covers Dorset, Devon & Cornwall. 

    We aim to empower and enable all women and girls to gain the health, wellbeing, confidence and skills to achieve their full potential and feel stronger and more independent about who they are and what they are truly capable of.

    Our vision is a world where women take their rightful place in a just and fair society, free from inequality, violence and oppression.

    We are committed to ensuring that every woman and girl associated with The Women’s Centre Cornwall is treated with dignity and respect and are given access to opportunities and support in a manner which demonstrates that we value difference and diversity.

    The Women’s Centre Cornwall endeavours to demonstrate its commitment equality & diversity by applying procedures, behaviours, language and actions that challenge discrimination at all levels and by incorporating this commitment in all aspects of our organisation’s work and practice.


  • Travelteer logo


    We specialise in providing university students with quality placements via our volunteering programmes in Sri Lanka and Nepal. Our programmes have been designed to be course related.

    Travelteer brings an innovative concept that is at the forefront of responsible travel and ethical volunteering. We specialise in providing university students with quality placements via our volunteering programmes in Sri Lanka and Nepal. Our programmes have been designed to be course related so they are perfect in giving you the right experience whether it’s a placement requirement or to build your CV.
    We offer placements from 2 weeks to 6 months and run all year round.
    Our programmes in Sri Lanka and Nepal:
    • England Development
    • Marine & Wildlife Conservation
    • Sports Development
    • Textiles & Design
    • Community Development
    • Medical and Nursing Elective
    • Mental health



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Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union
Penryn Campus
Penryn, Cornwall
TR10 9FE

© Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union 2021

Falmouth & Exeter Students’ Union is a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) registered in England and Wales, charity number 1193045