Use the Volunteering Portal to log hours. Sign up with your University email.

If you need help using the portal, check the volunteer guide or manager guide.

Any questions relating to volunteering should be sent to DoSDA@.

You can log hours for any volunteering as a School President, Class Rep, or as part of a Union subcommittee or Saints Sport club. If you're not sure whether something qualifies, ask DoSDA@.

You must include evidence when logging hours. This can be meeting minutes, screenshots of messages, or even selfies.

If you've only just discovered the portal, or have remembered some volunteering from first year, you can log hours as far back as 2015/16.


Volunteering Awards are included on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) transcript. First, log enough hours on the portal to reach one of the following levels:

  • Bronze – 50 hours
  • Silver – 100 hours
  • Gold – 300 hours
  • Platinum – 500 hours

Once you have reached a threshold, you will then need to submit an essay of no more than 500 words, reflecting on your volunteering experience. You only need to do this for the highest threshold you reach. Most people submit the essay in their last semester before graduating.

For 2020 graduates, the deadline was 15th May to log hours, and 22nd May to submit the reflective essay.