Jesus College Chapel partners with a number of voluntary groups in order to give students opportunities to connect their gifts and talents with real social needs. For details about how to get more involved, students should talk with the Dean of Chapel.
Salmon Youth Centre
Located in Bermondsey, Salmon Youth Centre has been reaching out to young people in inner city London for over a hundred years, inspiring them to reach their potential and contribute positively to the community in which they live. It welcomes around 500 young people every week, aged between 6 and 25 years old, promoting positive change and supporting their transition to adulthood in improving their health and wellbeing, preparing them for education and work, and involving them in community engagement. It runs 6 open-access clubs and over 20 specialized clubs, including arts, sports, and training sessions. Jesus College offers its students the opportunity to work as volunteers at the Youth Centre during the summer months.
A student-led Christian charity, Just Love is committed to pursuing and furthering the biblical call to social justice and faith. Working throughout many different universities, including in Cambridge, it seeks to shift Christian student culture so that pursuing social justice is the norm, with their work underpinned by four key values: living like Christ, unity and relationships, student ownership, and quality.
Lyn’s House is a community of four Christian women and men who, together with a wide circle of friends, provide hospitality and build friendships with people with learning disabilities in and around Cambridge. The House looks for permanent residents as well as occasional volunteers.
Cambridge Hub is a student-led group offering practical volunteering, skilled placements, project incubation and events to help students shape a better world. The College Chapel especially supports Schools Plus and the Social Innovation Programme. Schools Plus Cambridge is the flagship voluntary project of the Cambridge Hub. It is a student-run charity initiative that offers free tutorial and free extra-curricular activities to disadvantaged children in the Cambridge area. The Social Innovation Programme provides students with the opportunity to address challenges posed by charities and social enterprises through research and consultancy placements.
Cambridge Student Community Action
Student Community Action has been providing volunteering opportunities that fit in with a student lifestyle since 1972. It seeks to help vulnerable members of the Cambridge community, with many projects seeking to support disadvantaged children through initiatives such as Big Sibs, Craft Room, and Homework Help. The Taskforce project is geared towards helping adults with physical and learning disabilities, and befriending the lonely, depressed, and elderly.