Volunteering builds skills. Taking part not only gives something back to the community but will help you build further skills that future employers value.


Become a Lloyds Scholar and commit to completing at least 100 hours' skills-based volunteering in your local community each academic year

This is a really rewarding experience and a great way to get involved in what's happening in your area, challenge yourself and gain the transferable skills so valued by employers.

Completing 100 hours may sound daunting, however it is achievable. Start early, make the most of the support available from your university’s volunteering team and be proactive with your time, especially early on in the academic year.

Since the programme’s inception, Lloyds Scholars have contributed over £1.2 million of volunteering time to charities and community groups.

“Although the 100 hours can seem like a challenge, it has persuaded me to take part in many activities I wouldn’t have considered before. In particular I have enjoyed volunteering with young people with learning difficulties in a social enterprise cafe, designed to help them step into further work or training."

Rachael Martin, Lloyds Scholar, University of Oxford