Get involved

Find out how you can get involved and make a difference to the University of Bristol community.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is an opportunity to give back to the University of Bristol community. You'll remain an active part of Bristol life and keep the Bristol experience going. 

As a volunteer you can share your experience with current students and recent graduates. You can also help alumni connect with each other by holding reunions and establishing alumni networks.

Apply to be an International Alumni Ambassador Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to take on the role of International Alumni Ambassadors across the US and North America.   

International Alumni Ambassadors are our network of key contacts in different geographical areas across the world.  The role of an International Alumni Ambassador Volunteer is varied, depending on the University’s regional priorities but can be broken down in to three partsproviding local insight and adviceorganising on-the-ground activity and promoting the University of BristolTo learn more, please read the International Alumni Ambassador Volunteer role description (PDF, 174kB).   

Alumni Blog

Read our Alumni Blog to see what our volunteer community have been doing.

Offer career advice  

Sign-up to Bristol Connects and volunteer as a Career Expert to support students and alumni in a way that suits you. Register as a career e-mentor, volunteer at employability-focused events, and/or share your career insights in a testimonial. Alumni can volunteer for one, two or all three of these opportunities.  

Mentor a student  

Provide professional development and one-to-one advice to the students who will benefit most from your support. Read more about Bristol Mentors. 

Connect with your community  

If you are interested in organising a reunion or social event for alumni, you may be able to apply for an Alumni Association Initiative Grant to help fund your activity.  

We also have a number of well-established alumni-led groups - such as Branches in cities around the world, Hall Associations and alumni sports clubs - which always welcome new members.Contact us at to find out more.  

Recognising our volunteers 

As part of how we thank volunteers, each year we publish an online list of recognition. If you volunteer for the University and would rather your name and year of graduation is not included, please let us know by emailing The list is published on our website and used across other media such as videos, blogs and social media.   



Bristol Volunteers Handbook

D‌ownload a copy of our Bristol Volunteers Handbook (PDF, 8,277kB)

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