We are committed to improving our support for various accessibility needs. We believe that no one should miss out on participating in social action.
Below you will find an outline of the support we currently provide to people with physical and mental health needs. We are always improving our policies, processes and programmes, so please let us know if there is anything else that would be helpful for you. You can contact a team member at your Hub or email Sim with questions and suggestions.
Volunteer and Programme Selection
Student Hubs is committed to making our activities inclusive for all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities on a case-by-case basis. For example, we can provide one-to-one support with applications or offer materials in different formats.
Students working with vulnerable groups, including children and older people, will undertake a DBS Check processed by the Hub. If you have a previous criminal conviction and are unsure about whether you will be able to participate, please get in touch with your local Hub staff members who can advise you.
We offer volunteering projects in a range of locations, including on/near campus. Activities vary, so we can help you to find one that would best suit you. We do not want income to affect who volunteers with us, so we reimburse travel expenses – bus journeys to Schools Plus tutoring sessions, for instance. We provide accessible vehicles for activity days.
We aim to provide flexible working hours and locations for students taking part in the Social Innovation Programme or the Social Impact Internship Scheme. Additionally, we can support with report writing and presentation preparation.
Our Hubs follow accessibility guidelines for organising events. We strive to host events at a location suitable for all needs. We also schedule regular breaks, cater for dietary requirements, provide materials in different formats and offer discounted tickets for carers.
Working with us
You can read about our commitment to equal opportunities on our Careers page.