Businesses and employers

Request volunteers

At London Metropolitan University we offer a free service for organisations looking to recruit volunteers, helping you to source volunteers from our student body. Simply read the information below and register online.

We offer:

  • the chance to "sell" your organisation to our students, both in terms of volunteering and a career choice after graduation
  • access to the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm of our staff and student volunteers
  • the option for you to come to the University to promote your organisation directly to staff and students (volunteering fairs and outreach)

We will:

  • promote your volunteering roles to our students and staff via our website, quick queries, fairs etc in an unbiased manner
  • offer you a volunteer who we feel is appropriate for your project, when we have someone available
  • intervene if you need help in dealing with issues with our volunteers
  • provide support whenever needed
  • hold an annual review with each partner organisation to discuss the impact of our volunteers’ involvement and to look at improvements/changes that can be made

You will:

  • sign up online and update your organisation’s profile
  • provide a description of each volunteering role and sign our volunteering agreement
  • inform us when our volunteers have begun volunteering and when their involvement ends, for whatever reason
  • induct each volunteer and provide training, where required, and ensure adherence to health and safety regulations
  • ensure that you have employer's liability insurance/public liability insurance to cover all volunteers
  • work with volunteers in a non-discriminatory way in accordance with equal opportunities policies
  • provide a named supervisor and regular supervision for each volunteering role

What our partners say

"The volunteer fair provided a great opportunity to get to students who were either career minded and wanted their first step into the world of work, or those wanting to give something back. We've already started placing students!" Barnardos

"London Met has been a great support to us and we've greatly valued the volunteer fairs. Consequently, we have volunteers on board from London Met." Gillian van der MerweVolunteer Co-ordinatorOctavia Foundation