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Make a difference

‘Time to Shine’ provides an opportunity for UCLan staff to engage with a range of local community organisations that benefit from working in partnership with the University.


UCLan’s employer supported volunteering scheme offers staff members an additional day of leave per year to engage in volunteering or community engagement work. Opportunities could be individual placements, utilising your professional experience or departmental team challenges involving practical tasks. Through the following pages you can find out more about the Staff Volunteering scheme and how you can get involved.

Time to Shine can provide community groups, organisations and charities with staff teams or individual volunteers to help with short-term projects. To find out more about the scheme and how you can work with us, contact the team on the email address or phone number given below.

Volunteering England define volunteering as “any activity which involves spending time, unpaid, doing something which aims to benefit someone (individuals or groups) other than or in addition to close relatives, or to benefit the environment”.


The University will only approve volunteer leave if the following principles are satisfied:

Example activities could include: