Information for University and College Groups

If you are thinking about organising a trip with your College or University then why not volunteer abroad with Original Volunteers. Whether you’re looking to volunteer as part of your course, would like a variety of experiences during your visit or if you simply want to make a difference in underprivileged communities. The case studies below are just a small selection of the groups who have travelled with us.


Cambridge Regional College – Case study

Sports students make a difference to Moroccan street kids.


West Notts College – Case study

Students and teachers raise money for the Ghana project.


NEW College – Case study

College group mend school roof in a remote Ghanian village.


AUK – Case study

American University – Large group work on projects all over Ghana.

Risk Assessment For Colleges And Universities

What is a risk assessment?
A risk assessment is a systematic assessment of the volunteer activities and environment surrounding the volunteer during their volunteer placement. It considers what can go wrong and the controls required to eliminate, reduce or control risks.

The aim is to reduce the risks where reasonably practical. Universities and other organisations sending their members abroad often require a copy of a risk assessment or their own form to be completed confirming details and the local in-country coordinator’s details. Up to date risk assessments are currently available for Ghana, Morocco and Peru.

We are also happy to complete any form required by the University or organisation’s placement support team.

For any forms to fill in please e-mail us on: [email protected] or phone: 01603 280702 local number, and ask to speak with Natasha, appointed General Administrator for Colleges and Universities.

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How to apply

What do you need to do? If you need any help please call us on 01603 28070 or Ask a question about group volunteering.