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***IMPORTANT UPDATE*** 24th March 2020

Due to new guidance from the UK Government regarding the corona virus, many volunteering opportunities that do not comply with the government stay at home guidance have had to be removed from our hub.  If you have applied to volunteer, we recommend that you contact the charity to check whether opportunities are still going ahead, and check that you comply with current government guidance on staying at home and away from others. 

There are many vulnerable people who need extra help and support right now so it is reassuring to know that many people are rising to the challenge to support their communities, but it is important that those who volunteer follow good practice to ensure the safety of both themselves and those who they are assisting. With this in mind Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Councils are providing advice and resources to support and co-ordinate the volunteer community response; please follow this link to access the guidance for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Area
 

While you are staying at home, 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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  • NHS Volunteer Responders logo

    Check-in and Chat volunteer

    NHS Volunteer Responders

    This opportunity takes place between 25 Mar 2020 and 20 Jun 2020.

    This role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation due to Covid-19.

     

    Please visit the NHS website for further details on this and other roles for which volunteers are urgently required right now.

    • Areas of InterestChildren and Young People, Disability, Elderly Care, Health and Social Care, Mental Health, People, Social Media, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing
    • Activities I Like To DoBuddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Caring, General Help, Virtual Volunteering
    • Community Action
    • Communication
    • Interpersonal
  • SUBU Volunteering logo

    VOLUNTEER HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES STUDENTS URGENTLY REQUIRED

    SUBU Volunteering

    This opportunity takes place between 19 Mar 2020 and 30 Jun 2020.

    SOUTH CENTRAL HEALTH CARE STUDENTS - HELPING HANDS The aim of this group is to provide a space for willing healthcare students to get in touch with healthcare workers who may be in need of support.

    As the situation regarding Covid-19 continues to unfold and cause disruption, more healthcare workers may face increased numbers of shifts and last-minute changes to rotas/schedules. This combined with the possibility of school/college closures means that childcare could well become prohibitory to many vital frontline staff. At the same time, many universities have suspended clinical placements and are moving to 'online teaching'. This is leaving many healthcare students with time on our hands and more flexible working conditions. 

    The aim of this group is to provide a space for willing healthcare students to get in touch with healthcare workers who may be in need of support.

    • Areas of InterestChildren and Young People, Health and Social Care, People, Wellbeing
    • Activities I Like To DoAdministration, Advice and Support, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Caring
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Community Action
  • Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs logo

    Event Development and Management

    Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs

    This opportunity takes place between 30 Apr 2020 and 30 Sep 2020. Closing date for applications is 17 Apr.

    To develop and organise, with support from Helpful Hounds where required either a 5k or 10k sponsored run within the Bournemouth Area at a date to be agreed in 2020.

    Helpful Hounds is a Charity that Provides and/or trains Assistance Dogs and Therapy Dogs for families dealing with Autism, Down's Syndrome, emotional issues or Physical Disablement. Helpful Hounds also embeds Therapy Dogs within Schools that have Special Needs Students or those with learning or behavioural issues.

    In the past we have found that sponsored events have produced some excellent revenue that provides the basis for helping more families to help change their lives.  A number of Parents have entered running events such as The London Marathon, Salisbury Half Marathon, The Brighton Marathon as individuals but it is very difficult for a small charity to get its own places as these are dominated by the major National Charities who have been involved for many years.

    For that reason, Helpful Hounds would like to plan our own event which could grow over time and need the people with ideas and knowledge to create and deliver the first event.(and perhaps be involved in future events).

    We are looking for a team to work with the CEO with the enthusiasm, skills and knowledge to pull this off.  We also accept that for all of us there will be an element of "Learning on the Job". So if you have an ambition to work in the Event or Hospitality Industries in the future or have an interest in sports events we would like to hear from you. We have said six people but this could be less or more depending on Volunteers

    • Areas of InterestAnimals and Wildlife, Campaigning and Fundraising, Children and Young People, Disability, Events and Festivals, Media and Marketing, Social Media, Sports and Coaching
    • Activities I Like To DoAdministration, Events and Stewarding, General Help, Sports and Coaching
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
  • Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs logo

    Psychology Support and Development

    Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Providing help and advice in terms of bridging the gap between the humans and the dogs ibased on psychological knowledge. To produce easy to read theory and information on animal assistance research in the forms of a blog and/or leaflets. In addition collect data for research as a basis for developing best practice in building relationships between Helpful Hounds, Vulnerable Families and their Assistance/Therapy Dogs

    Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs provide and/or train Assistance and  Therapy Dogs for families dealing with Autism, Down's Syndrome, Emotional issues or Physical Disablement. We also embed dogs within Schools that have students with Special Needs. 

    Our training must encompass the Family (or School Staff) as well as the Dog itself, to ensure the partnership is fully productive and does help to change thier lives by reducing stress, worry as well as the dog performing necessary tasks.

    This is essentially a research and consultancy role which will help our Trainers and Volunteers create a more effective programme of support.  From time to time, it could involve visiting a Family or School under the supervision of our Trainers or CEO.  At this time a current DBS Certificate would be necessary.

    • Areas of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Children and Young People, Data Analysis, Health and Social Care, Mental Health, People
    • Activities I Like To DoAdvice and Support, Analyse Data, Research Project
    • Leadership
    • Community Action
    • Communication
    • Interpersonal
  • Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs logo

    Social Media Development

    Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs

    This opportunity takes place between 31 Mar 2020 and 15 May 2020.

    Develop the Social Media Strategy for Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs and train us to run this effectively for a period of time

    Helpful Hounds is a Charity in its third year of operation and realising that its Social media is of growing importance to the development of the charity via its various audiences:

    • Families dealing with Autism, Down's Syndrome, emotional issues or Physical Disablement: Whether New or Eexisting.
    • Schools and other Educational Establishments that have Special Needs Students or those working under stress.
    • Large Companies or Trusts who might be interested in donating or supporting Helpful Hounds.
    • Other Charities and organisations that we do or can work in Parnership with.
    • Private Individuals who might consider donating or supporting our Charity.
    • Trustees, Ambassadors and Patrons to reinforce that they are helping a great Charity.

    At the moment we are represented on Facebook, Twitter but require a wider, stronger, better coordinated presence that will increase our credibility and create a larger following.

    • Areas of InterestAnalytics, Animals and Wildlife, Campaigning and Fundraising, Children and Young People, Creative and Design, Data Analysis, Health and Social Care, IT and Digital, Media and Marketing, Mental Health, People, Social Media, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing
    • Activities I Like To DoAdvice and Support, Analyse Data, Campaigning and Fundraising, General Help, Information Technology, Marketing, Media and Communications, Raising Aspirations
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
  • Diverse Abilities logo

    Community fundraising volunteer

    Diverse Abilities

    This opportunity takes place between 05 Mar 2020 and 20 Jun 2020.

    Office volunteer to take on the responsibility of gifts in kind - finding and sourcing raffle prizes from the local community. Flexible working, potentially a Friday morning.

    Diverse Abilities' fundraising team is looking for a volunteer to help us increase the number of local businesses we can approach and work with, with the view of receiving gifts in kind.  Gifts in kind act as additional, but very important, elements that support our fundraising and community events' income.  In turn, this income feeds into our services, enabling us to provide greater support and more activities for the children and adults who use our vital services. 

    Through gifts in kind, Diverse Abilities can also increase relationships with local business and the local community and enhance brand identity across Dorset. 

    • Areas of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Campaigning and Fundraising, Media and Marketing, People, Social Media, Virtual Volunteering
    • Activities I Like To DoAdministration, Analyse Data, Business, Campaigning and Fundraising, Events and Stewarding
    • Leadership
    • Community Action
    • Communication
    • Interpersonal
  • Virtual Volunteering logo

    Virtual Volunteer to Classify Babies' Speech Sounds

    Virtual Volunteering

    This opportunity takes place between 04 Mar 2020 and 20 Jun 2020.

    The Max Planck Institute for Psycho-linguistics, in combination with others, needs your help to classify some very short recordings of babies’ speech sounds to help better understand the very first stages of language learning!

    Did you know that, well before saying real words, children produce very different sounds with their mouths? Already at birth, they cry and cry. We all know these sounds! A little later, they also begin to babble - that is, produce sounds closer to those of adult speech.

    We need your help to classify some very short recordings of babies’ speech sounds: a lot can be learned about their language development from some of the very first sounds that they make! To study this, researchers from LSCP and the Max Planck Institute had children aged between 3 months and 4 years wear a recorder for many hours. They then automatically extracted some clips using a computational algorithm. Often, these clips represent the sounds the child made. Sometimes there may be other sounds that are not from the baby such as a parent or a television in the background. They now need your help to dig through the clips, from wherever you might be! 

    • Areas of InterestAnalytics, Children and Young People, Education, Health and Social Care, People, Virtual Volunteering
    • Activities I Like To DoAdvice and Support, Analyse Data, General Help, Information Technology, Languages, Virtual Volunteering
    • Interpersonal
    • Communication
    • Community Action
  • Dorset Wildlife Trust logo

    Dorset Wildlife Trust Seeking Volunteers for a Range of Roles

    Dorset Wildlife Trust

    This opportunity takes place between 04 Mar 2020 and 16 Feb 2021.

    Volunteers come to us for all sorts of reasons: to do their bit, to get healthy, to stay healthy, for the social element, for fun, for the challenge, to learn new skills, to practice old skills, to prepare for the workplace, to help wildlife, to get out into the fresh air, to learn about wildlife - and occasionally it’s just to give it a go. We like to think that we have the ideal opportunity for everyone who comes to us – so why not put us to the test?

    • Areas of InterestAnimals and Wildlife, Campaigning and Fundraising, Creative and Design, Environmental and Conservation, People, Sustainability and Ethics, Wellbeing
    • Activities I Like To DoAdministration, Building and Construction, Campaigning and Fundraising, Driving, Gardening and Conservation, General Help
    • Community Action
    • Communication
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
  • Bourne Digital logo

    Bourne Digital Champion

    Bourne Digital

    This opportunity takes place between 09 Mar 2020 and 08 Jun 2021.

    We are recruiting Digital Champion volunteers for a Bournemouth based project, run with financial support from J.P. Morgan, to tackle the digital skills gap. You will train and support adults who want to improve their digital skills to aid their progression into education, training and work. This role might improve your own digital skills, and it will give you great experience of working one-to-one with adults, who are excluded by their lack of digital skills.

    You will support a group of learners who are unemployed or underemployed to learn or improve their digital skills to increase their employability. You will have face to face contact with learners on a weekly basis over a six – eight-week period.  Your involvement would be part of their overall journey, involving mentors and other digital and non-digital training such as work placements, self-confidence and well-being development.

    You will have lots of patience, empathy and energy for passing on your enthusiasm for digital skills to people who are currently excluded and are missing out on the benefits that being online can bring.

    Travel expenses will be paid.  A DBS check will be required which we will organise as part of the application process. 

    • Areas of InterestEducation, Employment, IT and Digital, Teaching and Mentoring, Wellbeing
    • Activities I Like To DoAdministration, Advice and Support, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Information Technology, Raising Aspirations, Teaching and Training
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
  • Virtual Volunteering logo

    Sighted Volunteer

    Virtual Volunteering

    This opportunity takes place between 27 Feb 2020 and 20 Jun 2020.

    Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.

    • Areas of InterestDisability, Health and Social Care, People, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing
    • Activities I Like To DoAdministration, General Help, Information Technology, Virtual Volunteering
    • Interpersonal
    • Community Action
    • Communication
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