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Volunteering opportunities

You can continue to support the College and help our students thrive by volunteering with us. Your knowledge, experience, expertise, support and time are invaluable in helping us promote Birkbeck's unique mission, recruit new students and improve the experience of current students. Volunteering also helps you remain a part of the Birkbeck community, stay involved in the life of the College and even develop new skills and make new friends.


  • Birkbeck's Mentoring Pathways gives final-year students the opportunity to engage in a mentoring relationship with alumni and corporate volunteers. These mentoring relationships provide students with guidance, advice and support as they navigate the steps to their future careers and professional development goals. Find out more about volunteering as a mentor.

Global Buddies

  • Global Buddies connects Birkbeck alumni with new international students during their first term of study to help them settle in. Find out more about taking part.

Careers Clinic

  • Careers Clinics volunteers inspire and support the career ambitions of a student by sharing their industry insight and providing career guidance through a CV review over one to two meetings. Find out more about the Careers Clinic.

Former Student Governor 

  • If you are a graduate of Birkbeck, you can nominate yourself as a Former Student Governor of the College. Elections are held every two years and the Former Student Governor is elected from among Birkbeck alumni. 
  • Once elected, the Former Student Governor becomes part of the Governing Body, which is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the College. 
  • The Governing Body consists of 21 Governors: two Ex-Officio Governors (the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor); two Governors representing Academic Board; two representative Academic Staff (one representing Non-Teaching Staff); two Governors; one Alumnus Governor (the Former Student Governor); and eleven Independent Governors. 

If you would like to get involved or would like more information on any of the above, please contact us. We would also love to hear from you if you have suggestions for future programmes.