Projects

Take a look at the projects we offer and find something to get involved in!

Volunteering

We have various community volunteering projects for you to get involved with, tackling issues as diverse as educational disadvantage, loneliness, and homelessness. These projects offer a fantastic opportunity to build confidence, develop teamwork skills, boost leadership abilities, practice public speaking and so much more, whilst making a last impact on communities across Cambridge.

See our What's on page to apply to any of these projects or to find out more.

  • Become a Cambridge Hub College Representative and help spread the word about what we do! We're looking for students from all colleges to spend 1-2 hours a week sharing content on social media and helping out with events!

  • The Cambridge Edible Garden is at Murray Edwards college, just on the edge of their Storey Way car-park. It's an exciting collaboration between community gardeners, a dementia support charity, Cambridge University, and of course students! Don't worry, no prior experience necessary!

  • The CamGuides Research Project is a 6-week project working alongside the Cambridge Information Literacy Network. We're recruiting for a team of students to undertake research to review CamGuides!

  • Our LinkAges Intergenerational Housing Project will be running again this year following some project re-design. If you have any good ideas as to how this project could look, let us know at [email protected]!

  • Become a Good Lad Facilitator and lead workshops interrogating lad culture. Speak to people as agents of positive change, rather than as potential perpetrators, and challenge them to change behaviours and attitudes within their own peer groups.


Skilled Placements

We offer Skilled Placements to support you to gain invaluable skills and experience whilst making a huge difference to organisations across Cambridge, and in your life beyond.

  • Engage for Change is a programme for people who want to learn to make change happen, through having effective conversations with those around them. You will design, implement and evaluate your own environmental sustainability-related interventions, using the University as a testing-ground for the skills that you'll develop through the programme.

  • Impact Labs trains teams of University of Cambridge PhD researchers in key impact measurement skills, and pairs them with local youth organisations to help them achieve their goals effectively.

  • The Social Innovation Programme provides students with the opportunity to address challenges posed by charities and social enterprises through research and consultancy placements. No experience is required to join.


Incubation

We provide a variety of tailored support to individual students and groups starting up new projects. This includes in-person training and coaching, written resources and introductions to useful contacts. Read more on our Incubation page.

We work closely with a wide range of partners to foster incubation and collaboration in the booming social enterprise town that is Cambridge!


Critical Engagement Events

We run events and training sessions, mostly organised through the efforts of our Executive Committee, covering everything from homelessness to sustainable development, ethical careers to project management.

Our most popular events this year will be the Vice-Chancellor's Social Impact Awards and the Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum!

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