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We’ve answered some of your frequently asked questions. Take a read and decide if volunteering is something that would suit you. If you can't find the answer you're looking for please email us.

How can my organisation get involved?
We are currently looking for a range of work placements and internships for students from department across the University. If your company or organisation would like to offer a work placement or internship, please email

What is giving my time to the University/volunteering? Is this specifically for Alumni?
Giving time to Liverpool Hope University is open to anyone who wishes to volunteer their skills and talent, partake in activities which support the University’s strategy, and specifically help students and research. Opportunities to give time and volunteer are not just open to alumni - we welcome those who do not have a connection to the University. We just ask that you give your time for free and that you are not paid by your business/employer to volunteer.

Who can give their time?
Each of our roles asks for particular skills or experience. If you have these we would love to hear from you. It doesn’t matter if you are an alumnus of Liverpool Hope University, a local community member, University staff, a student, or just interested in what we do - we’d love for you to be involved.

How do I sign up to give my time?
Visit our Opportunities page, to see which current opportunities which suit the amount of time you have, where you are in the world, where you want to volunteer and your skill set. 

If you can’t find a role suitable for you, please complete the Register your interest form. We will then contact you when a suitable role comes up.

How can volunteers help?
Volunteers, and anyone who gives their time to Liverpool Hope University, are a really important part of the University. They help give our students unique insights, provide advice and guidance, as well as inspire our students to go on to fantastic careers they may never have considered. Volunteers also help the University in other ways such as with research, or helping out at activities and events. Everything is really appreciated and each role is specifically for a volunteer.

What is the term/length of the role?
This will be clearly shown in the ‘Role Description’ of your role. If you have any questions please get in touch with your main point of contact.

What do you expect from me as a volunteer?
As a volunteer you will have a clear role and point of contact. We ask you to speak to the Alumni Relations Manager about your role to ensure you understand what will be required of you. If you can then ensure you keep us up to date should any changes occur, such as if you are unable to attend, or you cannot give as much time any more etc.

What will the University do to help me?
You will be given full details about what is provided and what you may need to do to prepare. We will ensure you have as much detail as you need to complete the volunteer activity to the best of your ability.

What do I do if I can't take part in the opportunity or need to step down from my role?
That’s fine. We understand things change and so we ask for you to keep us updated if you are unable to take part or want to step down.

How does volunteering for the University aid me in my career?
There are many different roles available at Liverpool Hope which can help you develop your skills and confidence outside of your workplace. We hope that the roles we have can provide you with new opportunities for you to try and develop your talents, whilst helping the University's staff and students.

What will happen to the personal information/data I give you?
All information is held securely on the University’s Alumni database and will be treated confidentially and with respect in accordance with GDPR. Unless you tell us otherwise the data may be used for events programmes, alumni activities involving academic and administrative departments, fundraising programmes and for the promotion of benefits and services. The data will not be disclosed to any external organisations, other than those acting as agents of the University. This may include organisations such as the Higher Educational Survey Agency (HESA). If you do not wish your information to be used in this way please write to