Make a difference


Volunteering is a great way to enhance your University experience. You can make new friends, become part of the local community and develop new skills which will look great on your CV.

Social responsibility is a key goal at the University, and we offer you countless ways to get involved, give and gain as a volunteer. You'll need to complete 25 hours of volunteering that benefits the wider society as an undergraduate, and 10 hours if you are a Masters student. Find out more and view live opportunities on the Volunteer Hub.

Volunteer Hub

Volunteer Hub is our student portal for applying for volunteering opportunities and recording hours completed.  
Find out more about the Volunteer Hub here.

What do I need to do?

To complete the Stellify Award, you’ll need to take part in volunteering that benefits the wider community - whether that’s locally or globally. If you don’t know where to start, take a look through the live opportunities on the Volunteer Hub or take a look at these opportunities local to the Manchester area. 


Undergraduate students:

25 hours

Masters students:          

10 hours        

Volunteering MUST be with a not-for-profit organisation such as a charity or community organisation in order to qualify. Volunteering that benefits other University students does not count towards this section but may be recognised as a 'Step up and lead’ role. 

Please note: Unpaid work with a business does not count towards volunteering hours. If you are unsure whether your activitiy will count please contact to ask.


How do I show I've done it?

You must record all of your volunteer hours via Volunteer Hub, whether you found the role on Volunteer Hub or sourced it yourself.

If you applied for the role on Volunteer Hub, ask your organisation contact to add your hours on Volunteer Hub. These will go directly onto your account. 

If you found your volunteering yourself, you will need to personally add them onto Volunteer Hub using the “My independently sourced” hours function. Your organisation will then be asked to verify the hours you have completed. You will be able to see they have done this as the status on Volunteer Hub will change from “pending” to “confirmed." The only exception to this is volunteering as part of the Sports Volunteers Scheme which will be recorded separately by the SPORT team. 


What training do I need to complete?

You will need to undertake any training that is required for the individual volunteering role. However, training hours will not be included towards your total hours.