Social Impact / Community Development

Work in rural communities, helping develop education, infrastructure and agriculture.

Volunteer projects are designed to be hands-on and make a difference in local communities. Programmes include school lunch provision, classroom revamp, building plastic greenhouses with drip irrigation and water harvesting. You can run life skill workshops that build children’s confidences or based on your skill set and passions.

The experience is open to all Staffordshire University students. You may be able to claim Turing funding to help support you on this opportunity (minimum 28 day excluding travel duration)

More information is available from

Travel to host countries is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on the UK Government’s website. Further information/guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for your chosen destination.

All participating students will receive up to date Covid and general travel advice by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions (mandatory attendance).


  • Living Expenses – Accommodation/Meals/Local Transport from £29 per day
  • Flights to destination from approx £900
  • Charitable Donations may be required
  • Registration fee may be required
  • Visa – if required
  • Vaccinations – if required
  • Travel Insurance
2 weeks - 6 months
Departure date
Return date
Application deadline
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021