Become a Community Partner
As a community partner we can provide support to you by sharing your volunteering opportunities on our volunteering platform, which we currently have over 1000 staff members signed up to. We can share your opportunities in our monthly staff newsletters as well as on social media pages. You can be added to our community partner mailing list to receive emails re upcoming events (fairs, awards etc) and any other exciting opportunities to collaborate. We are always looking to build relationships with new charities/organisations/schools!
Please email us on [email protected] if you are interested and include the following information:
- your name
- organisation/charity name
- telephone number
- a brief description of your charity
- social media pages
- information on the volunteering tasks/roles you need fulfilling
Once we receive your information we will set up an introductory meeting (in person or via teams).
Community Partner example
Durham Foodbank (The Trussell Trust)
We currently run monthly volunteering sessions with Durham Foodbank (based in Chester-Le-Street). These sessions allow staff members from across the university to take part in tasks such as sorting donations, putting together food parcels and helping Foodbank keep up to date with paperwork.
Over 250 staff members have volunteered with Durham Foodbank since 2021 (stat published on 1/2/24) and over 1000 hours have been contributed to volunteering in their warehouse.
During November – December 2023 Durham University Volunteering worked alongside several other Universities on the 2023 Food Drive. Our aim was to collect as many food donations as possible to distribute evenly to a few charities, one being Foodbank. The total weight of food collected through Durham University alone was 866.4 kgs!
We are extremely proud of the relationship we have with DU Volunteering and all the support you provide us with. Long may this partnership continue.Jonathan Conlon County Durham Foodbank