International volunteering

The University’s international volunteering programmes in Africa have been running for over 10 years and focus on both sport for development and sports development initiatives, in partnership with key local stakeholders.

Applications for 2022 are now Closed.

Our programmes are driven by local need and delivered in partnership with local agencies, governing bodies and NGOs, vital to ensure the activities are sustainable and that any new developments not only build upon existing initiatives, but are shaped by local stakeholders. Our local partners lead and direct all aspects of student involvement before, during and after their time in Africa to ensure they meet the needs of the organisation and their community. By taking part, students can make a real difference to the lives of young people in Africa whilst developing their own coaching and leadership skills and enhancing their global cultural literacy.

How to apply

To apply to for our international volunteering programmes, please download and complete the application form and return by email to Claire Scott (Sports Development Manager):

Volunteer Portal

The volunteer recognition scheme monitors, acknowledges and rewards the hard work and commitment of volunteers at St Andrews. Students can sign up to the scheme via the dedicated online portal, where they can log their volunteering hours and projects. Students who achieve Gold and Platinum awards can have their volunteering efforts formally recognised on their Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) when they graduate.