Setting up your own project

Support and ideas for setting up a volunteering project

Did you know that you can set up your own Volunteering Project?

The KeeleSU Volunteering Team can support you in setting up your own volunteering project. We will be putting on training sessions so that you can learn all about what goes into setting something up yourself, plus you will find out about all the amazing skills you will gain from it. 

There are so many ways that you can make a difference. Your idea doesn't have to be a huge or complex and there is also funding & support available to help you set this up. Also, if you are in Halls on campus, you can set up a volunteering project and gain points for Halls Life.

Here are some ideas to get you started....

  • Christmas party at primary school
  • A performance at a community centre
  • Community litter pick
  • Sports competition with local school
  • Foodbank
  • Skills sharing with over 50's
  • Tea party at residential/ nursing home
  • Community garden tidy
  • Charity fundraising
  • Keele Woods tidy
  • Conservation work
  • Getting involved in a national campaign eg the Poppy Appeal or Movember


Click above for some information on national weeks to get some inspiration for projects


Volunteering projects that have been set up by students in the past have included:

  • KeeleSU Street Team which is now a multi-award-winning Student Led Service
  • KeeleSU Veg Box which won Volunteer Project of the Year 2015
  • KeeleSU Foodbank which has been established for the past 2 years in the SU