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DUSVO Volunteering

DUSVO Volunteering

Welcome to Durham University Student Volunteering and Outreach (DUSVO), the home of student volunteering at Durham University! 

We are proud to be a student-led, community-focused organisation. Established in 1989, we aim to support the local community, and offer a unique volunteering experience to all Durham students. It’s easy to get involved, whether participating in a project as a volunteer, taking on more responsibility as a Project Leader or standing for election to the Exec. We have over 20 projects to chose from as well as range of one off opportunities and fundraising events. Our projects have developed based upon the need and requests of the community and the passions and interests of our students.

Overseen by a student executive committee working alongside permanent staff and based in the Palatine Centre, DUSVO has long been at the centre of the Durham student experience.

Starting from Michaelmas term 2020, we are introducing the new Durham University Student Volunteers Certification Scheme to recognise the invaluable contribution our students make to the local community through volunteering. The certification scheme recognises 5 different levels of volunteering, based on the total number of accumulated hours a student has volunteered during their time at Durham University: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Hall of Fame. Students receive certificates and digital badges to celebrate this achievement.

You can look at all the projects that we have to offer and send us an email if you have any queries at [email protected].

Pitch a Project!

Do you have an idea for a volunteering project? Complete the project proposal form and we will be in touch to discuss your suggestions