Three powerful ways to volunteer your time and expertise Starting at just an hour a month or a single day, your time and experience could make a huge difference to students, research and local communities. Whether you are a graduate with career experience, a Birmingham resident or a friend of the University anywhere in the world with subject expertise, or a student keen to help your community — we need you! You can help students by becoming a mentor or offering an internship, help researchers make breakthroughs in vital research or support your local community. Take action! How would you like to make a difference through volunteering? Volunteer to support a student Become a mentor or offer an internship, a virtual internship, work experience, a guest lecture or a career talk Share your expertise with a researcher Measure the amount of plastic in rivers near you, share your expertise in bugs and butterflies, or translate for refugee families. Students, help your communities Students, support your local communities through the Guild. Staff, help your communities Staff, see the intranet for your new Staff Volunteering Day.