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These range from one off volunteering days to weekly commitments - there is something for everyone, no matter how busy you are! Scroll through and when you see something you like press the green the button beneath the opportunity to apply (if you are not logged in to SUBU or registered as a volunteer the button will read 'you need to be logged in and registered' and will take you to the appropriate places to do so).

The Student Opportunities Team are here to help.  Lots of charities and not-for-profit organisations have been adding their opportunities to this page - just take a look below.  We are looking forward to helping our new and returning students to find some great volunteering projects to tuck in to for 2020/21.

VOLUNTEERING DURING COVID TIMES

Since March 2020, we've all learned that things can change very rapidly whilst we all try to keep safe and help reduce the infection rate of Covid-19.  If you choose to do volunteering, we recommend that you do so by following best practice and guidance, which can be found on the Gov.UK webpage here. Due to the current lockdown, some of the roles below may not be available until the lockdown is lifted.  Please bear with our charity partners while they re-arrange their organisations to adapt to the continual and rapid changes in guidance.

If you are staying at home a lot more these days, we have also listed some additional Virtual Volunteering opportunities, which you can find on our hub here as well as highlighting roles that can be undertaken remotely below. 

 

 

 

 

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  • Dorset Mind logo

    Volunteer Marketing & Social Media Assistant

    Dorset Mind

    This opportunity takes place between 22 Feb 2021 and 31 May 2021.

    To contribute to the success of the Income Generation Strategy and the uptake of services of Dorset Mind by undertaking key tasks of marketing, awareness raising, and increasing Dorset’s online and social media presence.

    Main purpose:
    To contribute to the success of the Income Generation Strategy and the uptake of services of Dorset Mind by undertaking key tasks of marketing, awareness raising, and increasing Dorset’s online and social media presence which involves:

    • Raising mental health awareness
    • Promoting Dorset Mind’s services, fundraising and partnership opportunities, achievements & events, volunteer and job opportunities and ambassador programme
    • Assisting in managing multi-media platform marketing campaigns
    • Helping keep content fresh and relevant on website

     

    For more information, please head to our website for full role description and application form: https://dorsetmind.uk/jobs/volunteer-marketing-social-media-assistant/ 

    • Areas of InterestBusiness and Management, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Creative and Design, Film and Technology, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, IT and Digital, LGBTQ+, Marketing, Mental Health, People, Social Media and Communications, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Data Analysis, Communication and Chatting, Creativity and Design, Fundraising, General Help, Information Technology, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Project Research, Virtual Volunteering
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
    • Community Action
    • Communication
  • SUBU Student Opportunities logo

    COMMONWEALTH GAMES VOLUNTEER - Birmingham UK, 2022

    SUBU Student Opportunities

    This opportunity takes place between 28 Jul 2022 and 08 Aug 2022.

    More than 10,000 volunteers are needed to come together to help organise, run and manage this dramatic event. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will bring people from all walks of life together, be they athletes from far-away countries, or neighbours from across the West Midlands. From skilled roles in technology, sport and medical areas, to the thousands of roles we need to fill that require no formal training, the volunteer application process will formally open in 2021.

    This is the biggest opportunity to unite the nation since London 2012 Olympics.  Although July 2022 might seem a long way off, applications open this summer, and interviews begin in September. Apply now for further information on how to register your interesting in being a volunteer for the games.

    • Areas of InterestBusiness and Management, Campaigning, Data Analysis, Disability, Education, Events and Festivals, IT and Digital, Leadership, Marketing, Mental Health, People, Social Media and Communications, Sport and Coaching, Wellbeing, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Data Analysis, Beach/Waterside Activities, Business and Management, Caring, Communication and Chatting, Events and Stewarding, General Help, Information Technology, Leadership, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity, Raising Aspirations, Sports
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsDecent Work and Economic Growth, Gender Equality, Good Health and Well-being, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Life on Land, Reducing Inequality, Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
  • Oxfam Campaigns logo

    Oxfam Student Volunteer Campaigner

    Oxfam Campaigns

    This opportunity takes place between 05 Feb 2021 and 20 Jun 2021.

    Are you a university student who is passionate about speaking up against injustice and tackling poverty?Do you want to do something that look great on your CV, and help to build your skills and confidence?Then join us here at Oxfam! We’re a global movement of people who won’t live with poverty, and we are looking are looking for university students to join out National Student Activist Network to lead transformative campaigns. You will bring people together to develop and deliver campaigning activities and events, to inspire and motivate others to take action on poverty. You will receive training in key skills, one to one support, the opportunity to network with other campaigners and invitations to participate in Oxfam's events and campaigns at a national level.We will help you to build the skills, experience and confidence needed for you to excel as a change-maker on your campus and beyond. During your time as a student campaigner you will also gain a host of transferable skills which lots of employers are looking for! No previous campaigning experience is necessary as we'll provide you with all the training you need.Register your interest today!Please note: All applicants must be aged 18 or over

    • Areas of InterestCampaigning, Children and Young People, Education, Elderly Care, Environmental and Conservation, Health and Social Care, Human and Civil Rights, Leadership, Marketing, People, Social Media and Communications, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Communication and Chatting, Creativity and Design, Events and Stewarding, General Help, Information Technology, Leadership, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Raising Aspirations, Virtual Volunteering
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsClimate Action, Gender Equality, No Poverty, Reducing Inequality, Responsible Consumption and Production
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
  • Dimensions UK logo

    Virtual Volunteer Musician

    Dimensions UK

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 31 Mar.

    Are you a born performer? Do you enjoy playing music for others to enjoy?A lot of the people we support really miss the experience of live music, so we are looking for talented musicians to create fun music videos for them to enjoy via our YouTube channel!From classical to pop, or even some of your own music, we would love to see and hear you play!

    Activities will include:

    • Recording at least one short video of yourself playing a musical instrument
    • Providing a short video description (eg details of the music played)
    • Following our supplied guidelines to capture good quality video

     

    We are looking for volunteers who are:

    • Comfortable/confident with recording themselves
    • Able to record videos on a video/DSLR camera or good quality mobile phone
    • Happy to create and edit at least one short music video(s)
    • Happy to consent for their video(s) to be uploaded to the Dimensions YouTube channel (online consent form to be completed)

    • Areas of InterestArts and Culture, Children and Young People, Creative and Design, Disability, Film and Technology, Health and Social Care, IT and Digital, Mental Health, Music, People, Science/Research, Social Media and Communications, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopCommunication and Chatting, Creativity and Design, General Help, Musical Ability, Virtual Volunteering
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being
    • Community Action
    • Communication
  • Somerset Rail to Trail Project logo

    Media/Communications/Marketing Volunteer

    Somerset Rail to Trail Project

    This opportunity takes place between 02 Feb 2021 and 20 Jun 2021.

    Media/Communications/Marketing volunteer needed to get involved with developing our marketing strategy and running our media campaign, working with a PR Mentor.

    The Somerset Rail to Trail Project is a community led initiative with ambitious aims to transform the disused railways of Somerset into accessible, traffic-free trailways,  tackling a range of issues from climate change to improved physical and mental well-being. 

    We would like to offer a voluntary role for students to get involved with developing our marketing strategy and running our media campaign to both increase customer engagement and build political support at the very highest levels of government.  This is a great opportunity to get hands on experience with a live campaign and really show what you can do.

    You will be working from home, have flexible hours to suit you though you must commit to half a day per week (4 hours per week).  You will always have access to the organisation Directors as well as to a PR mentor for guidance at any time.

    • Areas of InterestAnthropology/Geography, Business and Management, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Conservation, Creative and Design, Environmental and Conservation, Film and Technology, IT and Digital, Leadership, Marketing, Mental Health, People, Social Media and Communications, Sustainability, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing, Outdoor Activities
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Data Analysis, Business and Management, Communication and Chatting, Creativity and Design, General Help, Information Technology, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity, Project Research, Raising Aspirations, Virtual Volunteering
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsClimate Action, Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Community Action
  • Beryl logo

    Student Brand Influencers

    Beryl

    This opportunity takes place between 14 Jan 2021 and 30 Jul 2021.

    Beryl Bikes are recruiting Student Brand Influencers who study at Bournemouth University

    -Would you like complimentary sustainable travel?

    -Are you a social media guru?

    -Interested in free e scooter safety training?

    - In return for creating engaging social content on social media, you will receive complimentary travel on our bikes, a friends & family referral scheme, partner discount benefits, stash, and accredited e-scooter safety training!

    • Areas of InterestBusiness and Management, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Conservation, Creative and Design, Data Analysis, Education, Environmental and Conservation, Events and Festivals, Ethics, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, IT and Digital, Leadership, Marketing, Mental Health, People, Science/Research, Social Media and Communications, Sport and Coaching, Sustainability, Technology/Engineering, Teaching and Mentoring, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopBusiness and Management, Communication and Chatting, Empathy, Events and Stewarding, Information Technology, Leadership, Organising, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity, Project Research, Raising Aspirations, Sports, Teaching, Coaching and Training, Travel, Virtual Volunteering
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsClimate Action, Good Health and Well-being, Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
  • Community Action Network (CAN) logo

    COVID Vaccination Marshal

    Community Action Network (CAN)

    This opportunity takes place between 14 Jan 2021 and 30 Jul 2021.

    The NHS in Dorset have asked us to help them make sure people coming for their vaccinations feel welcomed, comfortable and safe. We’re recruiting, training, deploying and supporting Volunteer Marshals to help make this happen.

    As a marshal you will help the NHS provide a seamless, safe and efficient vaccination service for local people. Marshals will help in so many ways, from providing a friendly welcome to vaccination sites, and escorting people to vaccination points.

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided. Once signed up and training completed, volunteers will be included in the NHS staff vaccination programme. 

    All we ask is a minimum commitment of 24 hours spread over the next three months or so with shifts available seven days a week covering 8am – 8pm. We’ll have team members to support our volunteers, so you’ll always have someone on hand to help.

    Read the task description here.

    • Areas of InterestHealth and Social Care, Mental Health
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdvice and Support, Caring, Empathy, Organising
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
  • SUBU Student Opportunities logo

    Reslife Gardening Volunteer at Student Halls of Residence

    SUBU Student Opportunities

    This opportunity takes place between 11 Jan 2021 and 31 Mar 2021. Closing date for applications is 31 Mar.

    If you are living in Halls of Residence, and love outdoors activity, and want to develop your skills, learning to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers then this role is for you.

    Are you interested in gardening? Do you live in a BU hall of residence? We have created a garden area at your halls with students in mind, and we need your help to maintain the vegetables, herbs and flowers that are growing there. There are opportunities for you to get involved in the gardening process, from planting and looking after the gardens while they grow, to eventually using the produce once its ready.

    You will be provided with training, support and equipment to do this role by BU Reslife Co-ordinators, and SUBU.  Whether your interest lies in gardening, sustainable living, or cooking, you can explore all this and meet other likeminded people at the same time.

    You will need to have a reasonable level of commitment, to maintain, weed and water the growing areas on a weekly basis, averaging 2 to 3 hours a week.

    The halls included in this are; Corfe House, Purbeck House, Dorchester House, Cranborne House, Student Village, Bailey Point, Lyme Regis, Chesil House, and Okeford House.

    (Please note activities will be carried out only when safe to do so under gov.uk Covid-19 guidance.)

    Click the 'apply' button below to request further information.

     

     

     

    • Areas of InterestConservation, Environmental and Conservation, People, Sustainability, Wellbeing, Wildlife, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopCommunication and Chatting, Creativity and Design, Events and Stewarding, Gardening and Conservation, General Help, Organising, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being, Life on Land, No Poverty, Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Zero Hunger
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Community Action
  • PramaLIFE logo

    Volunteer Befriender / Telephone Befriender

    PramaLIFE

    This opportunity takes place between 04 Jan 2021 and 31 Mar 2021.

    Become a Face to Face or Telephone Befriender with us. We have two different opportunities available (requiring multiple volunteers). The role of Befriender will have you supporting someone who is lonely or isolated, or someone who is an unpaid carer for someone else. Skills you will develop include: Communication, Listening, understanding the needs of individuals, information and signposting. Undertaking basic assessments/basic admin.

    To become part of a successful team of volunteers befrienders (face to face or telephone). The roles support people who are lonely / isolated or who are caring for a loved one or friend. We support adults only through this activity and many of the people we support are older people:

    • Creating a valued relationship
    • Helping to improve self-confidence
    • Reducing social isolation by being a listening ear

    Key responsibilities:

    • To meet with or phone carer/person at an agreed place or time
    • To make a regular, agreed commitment to the service - dependent on availability
    • To provide feedback to PramaLife regarding the person befriended
    • To work with the PramaLife Team to ensure that the most appropriate and suitable service is being offerred to individuals
    • To signpost and support as appropriate (with the support of the PramaLife Pathways Manager/FOCUS Co-ordinator)
    • To adhere to PramaLife policies and procedures
    • To Follow Volunteer Handbook

     

    • Areas of InterestElderly Care, Health and Social Care, Mental Health, People, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Caring, Communication and Chatting, Empathy, General Help, Musical Ability, Virtual Volunteering
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being, Partnerships for the Goals, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Reducing Inequality
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
  • SUBU Student Opportunities logo

    Theatre/Film/Broadcasting Technical Assistance for Care Home

    SUBU Student Opportunities

    This opportunity takes place between 15 Dec 2020 and 31 Mar 2021.

    There is a local Care Home which has installed a Theatre to entertain its residents. They need technical help to install a system to broadcast shows from the theatre and need help with theatrical sound, lights and video.

    The Care Home is based in Broadstone, have a look at their theatre here.  If you register your interest, they will be in touch with more details.

    • Areas of InterestArts and Culture, Creative and Design, Elderly Care, Film and Technology, Health and Social Care, IT and Digital, Music, People, Social Media and Communications, Technology/Engineering, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Creativity and Design, Events and Stewarding, General Help, Information Technology, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
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