Our Projects

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. With over 50 projects to choose from, we hope you’ll find one that’s for you!

Got an idea for a new project? Get in touch! We are always looking for new projects and new ways to meet community need. You don’t even have to run the project yourself, but if you choose to, you will be supported all the way in setting up and running it.

If you have an idea, please drop into the office to discuss the possibilities, or e-mail us at community.action@dur.ac.uk.


Our projects with adults are a great way to interact with other generations and people from different backgrounds: they can offer lasting friendships and life experience.


Our wide variety of student-led educational projects are a great way to make a visible difference and witness real development, and meet a range of new people.


We offer a range of student-led projects with children. They’re great fun, always full of energy, and a brilliant opportunity to help people develop at an early stage of their lives.

Lead A Project


Project Leaders are recruited every year for each project. The role of Project Leader is a great opportunity to improve your skills, enhance your volunteer experience, and get more involved with a particular project you are passionate about.

Recruitment for project leaders for next year will start around March, so keep your eye on the website for details!

Roles and Responsibilities of Project Leaders


Contact Our Project Leaders

Alington House alingtonhouse.sca@durham.ac.uk
Beyond Food beyondfood.sca@durham.ac.uk
Cakes for kids cakesforkids.sca@durham.ac.uk
CATSS catss.sca@durham.ac.uk
CATSS Secondary catsssecondary.sca@durham.ac.uk
Code Club codeclub.sca@durham.ac.uk
Cyber Champions cyberchampions.sca@durham.ac.uk
Children’s Parties parties.sca@durham.ac.uk
Computeas computeas.sca@durham.ac.uk
Creche creche.sca@durham.ac.uk
Dog Walking dogwalking.sca@durham.ac.uk
Durham Minds mentalhealth.sca@durham.ac.uk
English Corner englishcorner.sca@durham.ac.uk
Free Cakes for Kids cakesforkids.sca@durham.ac.uk
Further Maths Club furthermaths.sca@durham.ac.uk
Future First futurefirst.sca@durham.ac.uk
Generations Together generations.sca@durham.ac.uk
GOALS goals.sca@durham.ac.uk
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds community.action@durham.ac.uk
Holiday Camps community.action@durham.ac.uk
Keenan House Homework Club keenan.sca@durham.ac.uk
Maths Club mathsclub.sca@durham.ac.uk
MFL Primary mflprimary.sca@durham.ac.uk
MFL Secondary mflsecondary.sca@durham.ac.uk
NEPACS (Prison Volunteering) katie.j.stobbs@durham.ac.uk
One-to-One Tutoring tutoring.sca@durham.ac.uk
Otters Swim Club otter.club@durham.ac.uk
Riding for the Disabled (RDA) rda.sca@durham.ac.uk
Brain Storm Science Club scienceclub.sca@durham.ac.uk
Scholars into Schools scholar.sca@durham.ac.uk
Students 4 Students chair.durham@students4students.org.uk
Sixth Form Tutoring sixthform.sca@durham.ac.uk
Teaching Assistants (Primary) primaryschools.sca@durham.ac.uk
Teaching Assistants (Secondary) secondaryassistants.sca@durham.ac.uk
Teaching Assistants (Specialist) specialistschools.sca@durham.ac.uk
Tea Parties teaparties.sca@durham.ac.uk
Thurston Drama and Art Project thurston.sca@durham.ac.uk