Our community and volunteering projects work to improve community cohesion and build positive relationships in the wider community around the University.
The Sustainability Service co-develop and co-deliver community-beneficial projects that improve the quality of life for all residents, whilst helping to create mutual understanding and respect between both the University and local communities.
Check out our current volunteering opportunities or register with MyCareer to find details of upcoming opportunities. By volunteering with us you will meet and work with other students, staff and local residents committed to making positive changes to our local communities for the benefit of all.
Our community projects
Gardening and planting
Community Projects Group
Our Community Projects Group brings together a wide group of community representatives who are interested in delivering new projects to improve the quality of life for all residents.
Chaired by Student Exec officers from Leeds Beckett and Leeds University students unions, the group meets monthly to discuss ideas for projects that could be co-developed and co-delivered by members of the community, students, University of Leeds and LUU. Each of the four project categories listed above has a corresponding working group which also meet regularly.
To join the Community Projects Group or one of the individual working groups, please contact Chris Bowie.
The Sustainability Service has launched a new community pantry in collaboration with local community arts venue Left Bank. Situated at Left Bank on Cardigan Road, the community pantry is accessible to anyone to donate and collect surplus food. The project aims to promote sustainable behaviours around food consumption whilst helping people to save money, lower...
Items donated by students during the recent tenancy changeover period in inner north West Leeds have benefitted local organisations and charities across the area. In June, a total of 924 bags of donations were collected, split between blue bag doorstep collections and British Heart Foundation donation banks across the area. 332 people made use of...
We’ve partnered up with Leeds Beckett University, Unipol and Leeds City Council to support students and reduce any negative social and environmental impacts during the tenancy changeover period. The initiative aims to educate students on more sustainable waste sorting behaviours such as donating unwanted items, recycling where possible and disposing of waste correctly. This is...
If you’ve just finished your exams, you’ll probably be itching to escape the library and get some fresh air! We've compiled a handy list of...
While Christmas can be a time of great joy for many, it can also be one of excessive waste. From wrapping paper to wasted food,...
Last month students and staff kindly donated winter clothing and toys to support families and communities across the city. Arranged by the Sustainability Service, Be...