Children in the community

Giving back to the community

Foundation for Citizenship

LJMU students and staff contributed over 1 million hours of voluntary support in 2017

Here are just some of the ways that we are achieving our community engagement goals:

Making a difference through volunteering

Whether volunteering within the local community or in far flung destinations, LJMU students and staff give their time, talent and expertise to help people in need and support worthwhile causes. Not only does volunteering develop life skills, enhance career prospects, provide insight into other communities and build confidence, it also provides meaningful experiences to help students and staff develop into informed and responsible citizens.

Look at some of the ways students and staff are making a positive impact through volunteering.

Committed to helping local communities

Our corporate charities initiative provides opportunities for staff and students to get involved in raising money and volunteering their time to charities that are doing incredible work in the local community. Every three years, staff and students at LJMU nominate the charities they would like the University to support. The four with the highest votes are promoted as our corporate charity partners.

Find out more about our current corporate charities.

Working towards a cause

LJMU staff give generously through the Payroll Giving scheme. The scheme is paid through PAYE and is a valuable, long term source of revenue to help charities budget and plan ahead effectively. In the 10 years since it was introduced at LJMU, employees have donated more than £84,000.


If you're a current LJMU student or staff member and interested in becoming a volunteer, find out what volunteering opportunities are available.