To ensure that you are up to date with our latest volunteering opportunities, please sign up to our weekly volunteering newsletter via our website, and check this page regularly. Any current opportunities will be listed below.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please email DMU Local at email@example.com
Log Your Volunteering Hours!
To log hours for any volunteering roles you undertake between now and the end of April 2023, you will need to record your hours with De Montfort Students’ Union using this section of their website.
Completing this will make sure that any hours you have spent volunteering will appear on your HEAR when you graduate. This can be used as proof of voluntary activities when applying for a job, and logging also means you will be entered into DSU's prize draws at the end of the academic year!
Victim First Social Media and Community Support
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run the social media pages for a professional organisation? Or maybe you want to get some more experience in this area? If this sounds like you, why not apply for the Social Media and Community Support Role with Victim First.
Victim First are an organisation who support victims of crime through their recovery and help them settle back into day to day life. This 6 week placement, that can fit around your studies, will give you an insight into the work the charity does, and how social media plays a big part in this.
If you would like to apply for this role, please fill in this application form. Closing date is Thursday 18 August.
St Matthews Community Park’s Day – Photography student call out
St Matthews Community Park’s Day is taking place on Friday 19th August 2022, from 2pm until 6pm, and the organisers are looking for a photography student who would be interested in attending the event and taking professional photographs of families and individuals on the day.
Students must have their own equipment. Please send your expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support efforts to send donations to Ukrainian refugees in Poland
Thank you to everyone who came forward to donate items and offer their time as volunteers in light of the crisis in Ukraine. You can read about the efforts of DMU staff and students here.
For those who are interested in volunteering, Leicester Ukrainian Centre (2A Fosse Road South, Leicester, LE3 0QD) are looking for help to sort donations – please contact email@example.com to express your interest in volunteering.
British Science Festival at De Montfort University
The full programme of more than 100 events for this year’s British Science Festival – hosted at DMU - has been revealed.
Immersive installations and river excursions join creative explorations of stargazing, dinosaurs, AI and body illusions over five days between September 13 and 17 this year. DMU is working in partnership with the British Science Association (BSA) to host the festival, which is one of the biggest events on the UK’s scientific calendar.
Ticket bookings and the full programme line-up can be found at the British Science Festival website.
Call for participants: Rush, Southpaw Dance Company – Leicester, 13th August 2022
Do you want to be at the heart of a spectacle of movement, project and storytelling? If so, this is for you!
Rush is an outdoor spectacle, inspired by the post-2008 global cultural phenomenon of protest and riot, where people all over the world showed their dissatisfaction with social and economic conditions by taking to the streets. Rush tells the stories of individuals, people who have felt excluded from a wider dialogue, and through these explores broader societal issues.
Rush combines live dance performance – with a community cast joining professional dancers – large scale video projection, epic staging and stunning visual effects, and will be adapted to resonate with Leicester and its communities.
No former dance experience is required and participants will take part and learn material in weekly classes across the city, alongside members of the Leicester community.
Sign up here.
Uganda 50 – Share Your Stories
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the expulsion of the Asian population of Uganda (largely of Indian descent) by President Idi Amin. Of the circa-70,000 who were forced to leave, some 12,000 moved to Leicester and began to rebuild their lives. The anniversary will be marked by a wide range of events and activities in various venues around Leicester commencing from early summer 2022, including a community-driven exhibition led by Navrang Arts.
What are we looking for and how can you get involved?
All DMU staff, alumni and current students (but especially second, third and fourth generation South Asians) can get involved in the following ways:
- to share your own story around the anniversary, through family history or your own lived experience across the generations of your family
- to share copies of documents, photographs, and artefacts with DMU's archive
- to take part in interviewing, collecting, and recording stories and materials from those who come forward (training and guidance will be provided). This could be as part of your university learning or simply an activity you want to get involved in.
This growing archive of stories will form part of ongoing exhibitions with Navrang Arts and support DMU activity around the anniversary. All you need to do to take part is email firstname.lastname@example.org with your expression of interest, indicating whether you would like to share your own stories and/or help in the recording and collecting activity.
DMU Leadership Series
Throughout 2022, our university is set to host a series of interactive interviews with prominent figures from within the Leicester community. This programme of events, hosted by senior members of the university’s management team, will explore how strong institutions are built through effective leadership. From the Covid-19 vaccine rollout to the shutdown and reopening of the arts, the university will shine a light on the matters facing Leicester and the wider country today.
This new series for 2022 will feature speakers spread over the year. As the only higher education institution in Britain to be a global hub for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals initiative, we are committed to further developing our city through wider engagement in public debates. Details of future talks will be added to the DMU leadership series page as they are announced.