Volunteer Sign Up

Make a difference to new UEA students and sign up as a buddy!

Are you a current student at UEA? Do you want to support a new student make the most of their time at university? Becoming a buddy volunteer might be the volunteering role for you.

About the role

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You will become a vital component in the transition period for new students, whilst gaining employability and transferable skills. 

Everyone’s experience at UEA is different and the first year at university can be daunting. buddy(su) volunteers help new students settle into life at UEA by supporting them with regular meet ups, promoting buddy events and being a friendly face. Volunteer regularly meet up with their buddies on a regular basis and at buddy(su) events to see how they are settling in. As a volunteer you can benefit from a sense of achievement helping others, great CV experience and opportunity to develop your skills further with our student leader programme. 

f you have a specific request regarding your  buddy group please enter it in the application form above under 'interests and hobbies' and we will aim to accommodate this.

Being a volunteer you can: 

- Support a new student with shared interests, hobbies or background

- Earn a volunteering reference 

- Gain communication, leadership and support skills 

- Flexibility with your role

- Access to lots of training opportunities