HUSSO Projects

HUSSO is your very own student volunteering group!

The Hull University Social Services Organisation formed in 1961 by Derek Forster to help disadvantaged members of the local community. Over 57 years later, HUSSO is still going strong.

All HUSSO projects are student-led, this means planned and run by you, our students, with expert support from HUU staff to help you achieve goals. Projects cover a range of areas including working with children, older people, people with disabilities, education and green space.

Want to get involved or find out more? Email Angie Drinkall on [email protected].


Some of our student-led HUSSO Projects include: 


Appropriate Adult

Working alongside the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office, student volunteers will act as Appropriate Adults when needed by Humberside Police based at Clough road Police station. The role involves sitting in on detainee interviews and runs on a rota basis.


Primary Reading Project

This project takes place at St Nicholas Primary School on Cottingham road helping children to read. This runs once per week on a Wednesday afternoon from 1pm–3pm.


Forces of Nature

This project workS on helping the environment by arranging student litter picks and clean up events on local beaches and around campus.


Every Paw Counts

Working alongside the RSPCA rescue centre on Clough Road, this project helps to raise awareness of animal cruelty and help with the rescued animals at the shelter. They help with fundraising events which goes directly to the centre. This role is flexible, however you can arrange set hours to help with the animals at the centre.



Working alongside St Marys care home on Chanterlands Avenue, our befrienders chat to the elderly and organise fun exciting activities for both active and bedbound residents. This project is flexible.



A project working alongside local community gardens to grow vegetables and encourage the community to grow vegetables which could then be donated to soup kitchens and homeless shelters.


Want to get involved or find out more? Email Angie Drinkall on [email protected].