Social Responsibility and Sustainability

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Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills and can be a positive addition for your CV. Helping others can also boost your happiness!

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Event volunteers
The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability offer a range of exciting volunteering opportunities for students.

Student societies

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With over 250 student societies at the University, students are sure to find one to develop their skills and interests, with many focusing on social responsibility and sustainability issues.

Other opportunities

Shrub Swap & Reuse Hub

The "Shrub"  is a student-led Edinburgh cooperative that aims to reduce waste, share skills and promote a more sustainable way of meeting people's needs. Throughout the year they have a range of volunteering roles on offer - check out their website for more info.

Visit the Shrub website

Hearty Squirrel

Hearty Squirrel is a student- and volunteer-run food cooperative at the University of Edinburgh. They strive to provide healthy, local, ethical, organic and Fairtrade food to students and staff, as well as a unique and informative experience for our volunteers. Their goals also include promoting and educating on food sustainability, running food workshops, and supporting other groups.

Visit the Hearty Squirrel website


Prosper is the first student-run social investment fund in the UK; founded and run entirely by students at the University of Edinburgh. All students are welcome to join, regardless of year or degree specialisation.

Visit the Prosper website

Browse the Students' Association's volunteering database