Student Community Action

Student Community Action is a student volunteering group at Durham University. If you want to find out more about us go to our Welcome page.

If you are a student and want to get involved we have a whole host of Projects for you to get involved in.

Check out the Experience Durham page for more volunteering opportunities.

If you are a member of the community and want to find out more about our projects which may be of interest to you or people you know find out in Information for the Local Community.

This is SCA

Student volunteering
10632 hrs
Equivalent Salary
Volunteer training
3775 hrs


Our wide range of projects were all dreamt up by students, started up by students, and are now managed on a daily basis, with exceptional professionalism, by students.


Student Community Action organises a variety of events throughout the academic year, which aims to engage with people of all ages in the local community.


We want to make sure that as a volunteer you feel confident and well prepared for volunteering on your projects. You’ll find information about the training sessions running each term to equip you for your volunteering.

Meet the SCA Exec!


My daughter has been attending the Maths tutor sessions and has found the lessons invaluable. She would like to continue her tutor sessions and if it is possible to enrol for further tuition in Biology, Geography and Physics

Parent of Service User

..thank you for all your hard work and commitment to this project

Project Partner

It’s been great working with a group of enthusiastic and like-minded people running such a worthwhile organisation. I’ve got to know some lovely people in the local community, worked with some fantastic local organisations – and my role has been ideal for the competency questions for job applications!

Exec member

It would certainly not be an overstatement to say that CATSS [Children Achieving Through Student Support] and the students that comprise it have done nothing less than change this little boy’s life

Social Worker

Latest News

2018/19 Executive Committee Announced!

President: Mia O’Shea Vice-President: Katie Butler  Events Coordinator: Henrietta Kent Fundraising Officer: Phuong Nguyen College’s Coordinator: Kali-Rose Smith Community Chair: Rebecca Leach Educational Chair: Priyanka V R Recreational Chairs: Hannah Darnton and Celeste Ho 

Student Volunteer Week: 19-25th February

Student Volunteering Week (SVW) brings together organisations from all sectors to promote and celebrate the volunteering efforts of students across the Universities and Colleges in the UK. This year, SVW is going to be bigger and better than ever before with SCA! SCA Durham have organised 25 one-off volunteering opportunities ranging from a massive elderly tea party, to Continue reading

Sabbatical Positions: work for Student Community Action

Want to work for Durham University’s largest volunteering organisation? Would you like to oversee numerous projects; facilitate new and exciting opportunities and meet new people in your job? If so, this is your chance! But you’re running out of time to apply. Why not give it a go? Please see the job description below for more Continue reading

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