In service to society - celebrating our volunteers

Service is in our DNA at King’s. We were founded in 1829 to serve society and our students, staff and alumni have been dedicated to making the world a better place ever since.

Giving back to society and to our King’s community is an important part of our ethos. Every year, thousands of alumni give their time and share their expertise and connections to help alumni, students and their local communities.

This week is National Volunteer’s Week in the UK, and we’d like say a big thank you to everyone who has done their bit to help others.  Whether you’ve helped an alumni starting their career through mentoring, become an international ambassador, shared your story or participated in our Global Day of Service, you have all made a difference.

Thank you to the more than 5000 alumni volunteers, representing every faculty across King's and class years ranging from 1943-2017 who have got involved:

  • Over 2,000 mentors and mentees have supported each other in their careers
  • Over 230 International alumni group leaders from over 85 countries have kept alumni connected
  • Over 150 event speakers have shared their expertise
  • Over 30 alumni have organised reunions
  • Over 1000 alumni have helped with recruiting students or welcoming new graduates
  • Over 20 volunteering activities and events have taken place in local communities across five continents as part of our Global Day of Service


To those of you who have been part of this, thank you so much. You've made a real difference! If you'd like to join our growing community of volunteers and do your little bit of good, find out more here