In light of the coronavirus outbreak some SU services will change for the foreseeable future. Click here to read more.

Lend a Hand

Volunteering probably isn’t the first thing on your mind at the moment, and that’s ok! Staying healthy and keeping loved ones safe is a priority right now and our thoughts are with any one that has been affected in any way.

We wanted to share some opportunities with you to keep you busy through this unusual time. Please continue to follow government guidelines and do not take any undue risks with your personal health and online safety. 

We would love to hear your stories of how you are helping.  Share your stories with @thesufalexe so we can celebrate as many of your fantastic stories as possible.

Also don't forget to log your hours on our Legends Platform if you are volunteering!

Help with the Crisis

Volunteer to help deliver simple things like medication in your local area. This website will get in touch with you to match you up with suitable Cornish volunteering opportunities during this pandemic.


Temporary pause in recruitment at the moment. Checked 22/04/2020

hands are clean before writing these; and (only if you are happy to) share your details with neighbours self-isolating in your community. Please look after yourselves and do not share personal information with strangers.

Online Volunteering

Research & Conservation

Some excellent opportunities to get involved with some global projects, maximise your time and really boost your CV. Take a look at what’s on offer:

Instant Wild brings you live images from cameras around the world. Tag the animals to help conservation research. What rare species will you find?

Contribute to Science: Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe.

History & Humanitarian

From assisting in trasncribing manuscripts, helping piece together maps for humanitarian aid, crocheting and signing petitions for political prisoners - you can really make a difference from the comfort of your couch.

Through our detailed research and determined campaigning, we help fight abuses of human rights worldwide. Help here:

History enthusiast? The Imperial War Museum offers some great voluntary opportunities for you to do from the comfort of your own home, Transcribing / verifying records, stories, film or war diaries…you never know where this could transport you back to…

Missing maps is an open and collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people. No experience needed.

A volunteer experience that gives you the chance to see the world through different eyes…Catchafire drives positive change through the giving of time and talent. From graphic design to comms and marketing, share your skills here:

A free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people.

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device.

Language & Communication

Lovers of language and literature, this is the place where you can work together to improve your skills and also information for future generations of language technology. Take a look at the links below to get started...

Don't worry if you spend hours playing this game - you'll be doing it in the name of Science!

Have fun learning everyday conversation skills with people from all over the world. Be a language expert (buddy) or just join in the chat and learn a language!

Are you fluent in more than one language? Put your skills to great use in engaging projects to suit all preferences. There are also great opportunities for graphic and web page designers: