Get involved

Volunteering with us is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience, develop your skills and meet new people from all over the world. It can also count towards to your Bristol PLUS Award. Currently, you can:

Become a Language Café volunteer

Fancy helping others to practise a language at our fun, friendly weekly Café? We’d love to hear from you. Find out more and apply.

Organise your own event

Whether you are a society or an individual, if you have an idea for an exciting event you’d like to organise with us, we’d love to help you bring it to life. As you work alongside our friendly team, you’ll gain confidence and develop important transferable skills. For an informal chat, and to check available event dates, please email

Photograph our events

Budding photographer? Develop your camera skills by photographing our cultural events for use across social media, the web and print. Email to learn more.

Give a lunchtime talk about a country or culture of your choice 

Do you have a topic, country or culture that you would like to share with others? Well we’re giving you the space to do so! Book a slot to deliver a presentation on your own or as a group – in the past we’ve had presentations on Ecuadorian culture, New Year’s celebrations around the world, as well as street art in Berlin. The choice is ultimately yours! Find out more and apply.

Volunteer at our Global Lounge Friday Hangouts

Keen to make new friends and help bring other students together? Help shape our weekly Friday afternoon hangouts with other volunteers. Find out more and apply here.

Group of language cafe volunteers smile at camera
Some of our wonderful Language Café volunteers from 2023

‘It is always a pleasure working with the Global Lounge team: stress-free, organised, great communication! I loved the decorations, ambience, and the food! It was a lovely event, thank you!’

Blake Makuuchi, BSc Criminology (Thanksgiving, 2022)

‘The team are really, really helpful and go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. They’ve made our entire journey really comfortable’

Deepa Lakshi, MA Law alumna (A Glimpse into the World of Indian Dance, 2020)