Volunteering is an excellent way to meet new people, be part of community, expand on your learning, and best of all, to have fun.
ALIVE is NUI Galway's student volunteering programme dedicated to providing supports to students to engage in positive volunteering experiences. We help match student volunteers to the right roles, train student volunteers to gain the most from their experience, support and recognise student volunteers.
ALIVE connects students to charities, schools, hospitals, non-profit groups and communities through a wide range of volunteer roles that fits into student schedules and life.
The programme helps students who want to develop tangible and transferable skills while they are gaining practical volunteering experience.
Visit the ALIVE website to create your volunteer profile, learn about volunteering and sign up to volunteer. Log your volunteer hours and learning experiences to earn recognition.
Twice a year both campus based and local to international organisations exhibit in Aras na Mac Leinn to connect with students in order to:
The President's Award for Students
Volunteering is celebrated at NUI Galway and we annually come together as a community to award volunteers and celebrate student engagement.
Learn more about the President's Award for Students
There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities available for NUI Galway students including,
Volunteering on campus
There are a number of ways you can volunteer on campus, including:
As an NUI Galway student, you can volunteer with a huge variety of community organisations, in thematic areas like:
We have a dedicated website to connect you with all these opportunities and enable you to build a portfolio of volunteering.
Student Volunteer Coordinator