Volunteering

We have a dedicated volunteer centre where you can seek advice and find information about all of the volunteering opportunities we have to offer. As well as helping you find a suitable placement, our volunteering centre can tailor a placement for your specific interests. For example, if you are particularly interested in volunteering to preserve the environment for local wildlife, we can find a placement that's right for you.

Not only does volunteering help develop skills such as confidence, problem-solving and communication, but it gives you the chance to be involved in areas of work that you may not have previously considered. Volunteering is particularly beneficial to those wanting to go on to study competitive subjects, such as medicine, teaching, dentistry and veterinary medicine.

There are a number of chances throughout the year where you can find information about the wide range of volunteering opportunities. The College also has an annual Volunteering Week, which provides our students with a great opportunity to try out volunteering whilst helping the local community.

Here is a list of just some of the companies and organisations that we work with:

  • Local schools, such as St Bernadette's and Henry Tyndale
  • Frimley Park Hospital
  • Community Matters Partnership Project - a group of local companies and organisation working together to engage and support the local community
  • Abercorn Nursing Home
  • LinkAble - enabling those with disabilities to develop their potential and enjoy socially inclusive fulfilled lives
  • Student Watch - working with the local police
  • Pass IT On - for all senior citizens who want to improve their computer skills
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • ESOL classes - for those whose native language is not English
  • Me2 Club - helping children and young people with additional needs to take part and join in
  • and many more!

To find out more about all of the volunteering opportunities the College offers and how to get involved, please email volunteering@farnborough.ac.uk