UWE High Team Commission

Global volunteering

For 2019, we have identified trusted global volunteering providers who offer safe, ethical, good value, and positive outcomes for both student volunteers and communities.

Volunteering project

East African Playgrounds – Uganda volunteer project

Take part in a four-week project with East African Playgrounds. You can volunteer to build a playground at a school in Uganda and give children their childhoods through play. Please note: The Gorilla Trek is not eligible for the subsidy. 

SLV Global – psychology and mental health placements

Looking for psychology work experience? Gain valuable, practical experience in the mental health sector whilst being immersed in a unique and exciting culture. SLV Global has 4- to 12-week placements working in mental health in Bali and India.

UNA Exchange

Take part in a UWE Bristol project working in Japan supporting young people with learning and behavioural difficulties. Or travel to India to support environment and conservation projects. There are a variety of exciting projects for you to choose from.

Please note: All international UNA projects must have a minimum duration of at least 14 days if you want to apply for a Go Global financial subsidy. We will need to risk assess some UNA projects prior to approval for financial support.

Think Pacific

Volunteer with Think Pacific, contributing to a long-term sports and education development projects in beautiful rural Fiji. Due to high demand, all Think Pacific project funding has now been allocated. We plan to release some additional funded places in February 2019. You can still apply for the Think Pacific project but we can't guarantee funded support to eligible students at present.

Apply for a volunteer project

Applications are open. You will need to apply directly through your chosen organisation's website.

Your application will be assessed by the individual organisations. Successful applicants wishing to secure global funding support will receive it on a first-come, first-served basis. We have funding for ten students per organisation.


There are a limited number of Go Global subsidies of up to £1,000 for eligible students to apply for. To be eligible to receive a Go Global project subsidy, you must have a household income of £25k or less. Project funding is only available for students who are successful in securing a project with one of our approved global partners.

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