Welcome to Aston's Staff Volunteering Scheme.
As part of Aston University’s ongoing commitment to supporting our local community, the University has established a Staff Volunteering scheme. Members of staff can receive the equivalent of two days' paid leave to take part in volunteering activities with our partner charities and other organisations throughout the region.
We have strong links with a number of Birmingham-based charitable organisations who need support in areas that align with our civic agreement. If you would like to get involved, explore these pages and see how you can volunteer your time to support Aston's local community. Also check out our region and society pages to learn more about how we benefit the region.
Volunteering your time makes a big difference to the communities we support, but you can also benefit from many advantages. Volunteering allows you to:
The University works closely with its charitable partners to identify relevant volunteering opportunities. There are two ways to get involved: you can either pick the charity you want to volunteer with or register with us to discover existing opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering, here's our step-by-step guide to getting involved:
Step 1: Register as a volunteer by completing the online registration form to receive regular communications from the University about relevant volunteering opportunities or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your chosen charity and we'll establish the link
Step 2: Having identified an opportunity that interests you, check with your line manager to see if you have time off
Step 3: Contact email@example.com to request a place on your chosen volunteering activity
Step 4: Book your time off through Core HR, selecting University Volunteering Scheme on the leave type menu
When volunteering in an external organisation: