London Metropolitan Students’ Union (LMSU) exists to empower students to make the most of their time at London Met and transform their lives for the better. Volunteers are a crucial part of making that happen, and we are committed to providing high quality, well-supported volunteering opportunities that are accessible to all sections of our diverse student body.
Volunteering is a great way to get involved in something you’re already passionate about or to try something new. All of our volunteers make a difference, helping to create change and improving the experience of students at London Met and beyond whilst also gaining valuable experience and developing skills that will help to improve your career prospects and get ready for what comes next. You also get to meet lots of lovely people and join a community of committed fellow student volunteers.
So what are you waiting for? Get involved and become a volunteer today!
Here at LMSU there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved in volunteering. All of our volunteer roles are safe and provide training, ongoing support and additional development opportunities. Volunteers are provided with regular social opportunities, receive a certificate at the conclusion of their roles and have their contribution formally recognised on their degree transcript. We also encourage volunteers to help shape their roles and provide opportunities to inform improvements.
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LMSU Volunteering Policy & Handbook
Our Volunteering Policy aims to demonstrate LMSU’s commitment to our volunteers by setting out how volunteers should be treated, what you can expect from the Students’ Union and what we expect from you.
Have a read of our Volunteering Policy here.
Have a read through our Volunteer Handbook, which contains loads of information relevant to all of our volunteers including:
Information about the Union, it’s vision, mission, values and strategic aims
What to expect from your volunteering opportunity and what we expect from you
Information about recruitment, induction, training and support, reward and recognition
Key policies, processes and procedures that you need to be aware of
What to expect at the end of the volunteering opportunity
You can read the LMSU Volunteer Handbook here.
Some of our volunteering opportunities also have their own handbooks relevant to them, including handbooks specifically for Student Group Leaders, Student Reps and Student Council Members. You will be given access to these handbooks as part of your initial training, or ask your Volunteer Coordinator.
LMSU is committed to ensuring our volunteering opportunities are accessible to all students. Please speak in confidence to your Volunteer Coordinator if you have any access or support needs that would make it easier for you to undertake your role and they will, wherever possible, make adaptions in order to support accessible volunteering.
If you have any questions about anything on this page, or suggestions about how we could improve our volunteering opportunities, please contact:
Director of Membership / Deputy CEO