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


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.


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


SCA WEEKLY EMAIL 11.01.19  Happy New Year from all of us at SCA. We hope you have had a lovely break and are excited to do some volunteering in 2019! 1. Inductions and DBS 2. Refreshers Fair – 16th Jan 3. First Aid Training 4. Volunteer or Be a Project Leader! 5. Stray Aid Rescue Continue reading

Volunteer Feedback – We Need Yours!

Enjoyed volunteering with SCA this term? Have a great idea for a new project or one-off volunteering opportunity or event? Want to share your thoughts on how SCA could be improved? Please fill out our very short feedback survey here (only 3 questions!) We would love to hear about your experience of volunteering with SCA Continue reading


SCA WEEKLY EMAIL 07.12.18 Visit SCA’s social media! Facebook Instagram Twitter If you would like to sign up to a particular project or want to find out about how to get involved, all of the project email addresses can be found on our website, ————————————————- 1. Youth Club Volunteering Opportunities 2. Volunteer Feedback Survey Continue reading

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