Volunteering in the UK

Why volunteer during your time in the UK?

Volunteering involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that benefits others. It’s a great way to make a lasting impact whilst also gaining important work experience.

We encourage all of our scholars to take part in volunteering opportunities during their time in the UK, as it’s a brilliant way to meet and network with other Chevening Scholars! It’s also a great way to give back to the local community and affect positive social change.

From planting trees to serving people experiencing homelessness, Cheveners have the opportunity to volunteer for a range of causes.

Find out about upcoming volunteering opportunities below.

Explore volunteering opportunities

Volunteering Awards Ceremony

Volunteering Awards Ceremony

An Awards Ceremony will be held in the summer for scholars who have contributed the most time to volunteering activities. Find out more.

Volunteering stats

The 2022/2023 cohort of Chevening Scholars volunteered their time to good causes, making new connections and gaining unique UK experiences.