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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 this second November Lock Down, some of the roles below may not be available until the lockdown is lifted in December.  Please bear with our charity partners while they re-arrange their organisations to adapt to the recent 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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  • SUBU Student Opportunities logo

    Committee Members for Clubs and Societies

    SUBU Student Opportunities

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Dec 2020 and 21 Jun 2021.

    Some of our Clubs and Societies still need a couple more Committee Members.

    A club or society consists of five elected committee members who are the leadership team for the society members. These committee members are a group of like-minded individuals with the same interests in a particular area such as a hobby or a sport, a profession or career, a culture or faith, or an academic pursuit. The club or society is a place where students pay a fee to become a member and will come together to build friendships, take part in activities together and, in some cases, compete in competitions.

    • Areas of InterestAnthropology/Geography, Arts and Culture, Business and Management, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Conservation, Creative and Design, Data Analysis, Disability, Domestic Violence Support, Drugs and Addictions Support, Education, Elderly Care, Environmental and Conservation, Events and Festivals, Faith and Religion, Ethics, Film and Technology, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, Homelessness, Human and Civil Rights, IT and Digital, Law and Legal, Leadership, LGBTQ+, Marketing, Mental Health, Music, Overseas Challenges, People, Science/Research, Social Media and Communications, Sport and Coaching, Sustainability, Technology/Engineering, Teaching and Mentoring, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing, Wildlife, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Beach/Waterside Activities, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Business and Management, Committees and Trustees, Communication and Chatting, Creativity and Design, Empathy, Events and Stewarding, Finance, Fundraising, General Help, Leadership, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Outdoor Activities
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsDecent Work and Economic Growth, Quality Education
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
  • Hope for Children logo

    Fundraising Cycle Challenge - London to Paris 2021

    Hope for Children

    This opportunity takes place between 02 Jul 2021 and 05 Jul 2021.

    This long-weekend challenge links two great European cities, London and Paris covering about 400km in just three days. Heading south to Portsmouth we cross the channel and continue through the sleepy Normandy villages to the urban surroundings of Paris where we finish at the city’s most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower. Day four is free for you to explore the sights of Paris before taking Eurostar back to London. Join this fantastic London to Paris cycle challenge and raise much needed funds for Hope for Children.

    Date: 2nd - 5th July 

    Day 1 - London - Portsmouth - overnight Ferry to France

    Day 2 - Caen - Evreux

    Day 3 - Evreux and the finish line at the Eiffel Tower!

    Day 4 - Free to enjoy Paris before retuning to London on the Eurostar

    On Team Hope you will receive

    • Training and fundraising tips
    • Regular updates – to show how your efforts make a massive impact
    • Hope for Children smiley Vest or T-shirt
    • Ongoing personal support from the Hope for Children team

    With a route covering the beautiful British and French countryside it’s a truly spectacular event for all involved!

    Reg Fee: £150

    Fundraising Pledge: £1500

     

    • Areas of InterestArts and Culture, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Education, Events and Festivals, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, Mental Health, Overseas Challenges, People, Wellbeing, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Caring, Communication and Chatting, Events and Stewarding, Fundraising, General Help, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity, Raising Aspirations, Sports, Teaching, Coaching and Training, Travel
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being, Life on Land, No Poverty, Quality Education, Reducing Inequality, Zero Hunger
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
    • Community Action
    • Communication
  • The Colour Works Foundation logo

    Trustee for The Colour Works Foundation

    The Colour Works Foundation

    This opportunity takes place between 24 Nov 2020 and 24 Mar 2021.

    We are seeking an active and engaged member of the Board, who will not only bring with them self-motivation, time and dedication but will also bring passion, drive, enthusiasm and a real energy and buzz to the role, to really help us make a difference in the lives of young people.

    TCWF was formed to help 16-30 year olds who have not yet had opportunity to fulfil their potential.

    This young, local charity is already changing lives. Partnering with local organisations, TCWF runs workshops to equip disadvantaged and socially excluded young people with the tools to build their confidence and resilience.

    By building their self-belief, through a colour personality profiling tool, participants develop strong interpersonal and communication skills so that they are able to make better life choices for themselves.

    6 Board Meetings a year are held in Poole or Bournemouth in the evening. Additional meetings are held via video conferencing. We view diversity as fundamental to our success. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities, and particularly encourage applications from minority groups.

    In addition to the statutory duties of all trustees, you will be asked to use?your?personal skills, specific knowledge and experience to ensure that the charity is run efficiently and effectively.

    • Areas of InterestBusiness and Management, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Education, Health and Social Care, Law and Legal, Leadership, Marketing, Mental Health, People, Social Media and Communications, Teaching and Mentoring, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Business and Management, Committees and Trustees, Communication and Chatting, Empathy, Finance, Fundraising, General Help, Information Technology, Leadership, Legal, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Raising Aspirations, Teaching, Coaching and Training
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Reducing Inequality
    • Community Action
    • Communication
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
  • SUBU Student Opportunities logo

    BIG HOG FRIENDLY LOCKDOWN LITTER PICKERS REQUIRED

    SUBU Student Opportunities

    This opportunity takes place between 02 Nov 2020 and 18 Dec 2020. Closing date for applications is 18 Dec.

    This event runs from 2nd November until 18th December, in association with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. Join the Big Hog Friendly Lockdown Litterpick Challenge.

    Join in this national campaign by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.  

    Hedgehogs are covered in thousands of spines, making them vulnerable to becoming trapped in litter. Unfortunately, many hedgehogs die every year because of this. Taking part in the competition will clean up your community and save lots of animals. 

    Students who pick up the most litter between now and 18th December will help SUBU to win a prize. All you have to do is pick up the litter and send a picture of you with your rubbish sacks and you will also be able to download a digital certificate for your participation.

    Click on the 'Apply' button below, and we will send you further information, on how to participate in the competition (Gov UK covid safety guidance will apply.)

     

    • Areas of InterestAnthropology/Geography, Campaigning, Conservation, Environmental and Conservation, Sustainability, Wildlife
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopGardening and Conservation, General Help, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsClimate Action, Good Health and Well-being, Life on Land, Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Interpersonal
    • Communication
    • Community Action
  • Girlguiding Dorset logo

    Girl Guide Volunteer

    Girlguiding Dorset

    This opportunity takes place between 16 Nov 2020 and 16 Jun 2021.

    By volunteering with us, you can help girls build their confidence, have adventures, learn new skills and have loads of fun – no matter your experience, your background or how much time you have spare. Register your interest to find out about opportunities near you.

    During the 2nd lockdown units will not be meeting face-to-face, but our Commissioners are still available to talk/contact any volunteers and would be happy to talk about their future roles.

    • Areas of InterestAnthropology/Geography, Arts and Culture, Children and Young People, Education, Environmental and Conservation, Events and Festivals, Health and Social Care, Leadership, Mental Health, People, Sport and Coaching, Sustainability, Teaching and Mentoring, Wellbeing, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Beach/Waterside Activities, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Communication and Chatting, Empathy, Events and Stewarding, First Aid, General Help, Join a Club, Society or Network, Leadership, Organising, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity, Raising Aspirations, Sports, Teaching, Coaching and Training
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGender Equality, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Reducing Inequality
    • Leadership
    • Community Action
    • Communication
    • Interpersonal
  • Citizens Advice Witness Service logo

    Court Volunteer

    Citizens Advice Witness Service

    This opportunity takes place between 05 Nov 2020 and 16 Jun 2021.

    As a Court Volunteer, you'll provide emotional support, information and practical advice to witnesses by explaining court procedures and legal terminology, showing them around the courtroom before trial and, when appropriate, sitting in the courtroom. You'll assess their individual needs and liaise with court staff and other agencies to ensure the witness feels well supported, valued and able to give their best evidence when in the witness box.

    Volunteers should be available for one full day per week (flexible) on a rota basis. The role covers Poole Magistrates court and Bournemouth Crown, so you'll need to be able to get to either location as agreed on the monthly rota.

    The role is ongoing and a minimum of 1 year commitment is required, due to the lengthy training process.
     

    • Areas of InterestCampaigning, Children and Young People, Domestic Violence Support, Drugs and Addictions Support, Ethics, Health and Social Care, Human and Civil Rights, Law and Legal, Mental Health, People, Sport and Coaching, Teaching and Mentoring, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Caring, Communication and Chatting, Empathy, Events and Stewarding, General Help, Legal
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication
    • Sustainable Development GoalsPeace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Reducing Inequality
    • Interpersonal
    • Communication
    • Community Action
  • NSPCC logo

    Student Engagement Volunteer

    NSPCC

    This opportunity takes place between 30 Oct 2020 and 31 Dec 2020.

    We are looking for guardians for the next generation, a network of Student Engagement Volunteers who can represent the NSPCC on campus or college. People who believe in the work we do and understand the many struggles the younger generation face on a day to day basis. Whether an individual or a group you will be enthusiastic and passionate in helping us fight for every childhood and keeping children safe. (During lockdown this role will have to be carried out remotely/via social media until Covid guidance allows face to face events/meetings to resume.)

    What you’ll do

    You will engage your fellow students and wider campus and college by shouting about the vital work that the NSPCC does and the many ways they can support us.

    Some of the things you could be doing include; promoting NSPCC campaigns around campus, organising fundraising events or activities, taking part in a Challenge event such as Trek, run or skydive, sharing key messaging through social media and your networks, encouraging RAGs, groups and societies to fundraise and setting up a Student Volunteer Network or Group

    This role offers flexibility to fit in with your busy student lifestyle. You only need to commit to a couple of hours a month, but can do more if you would like to.

    What youll get

    We’ll support you with advice, tools and information to help you spread the word about the NSPCC. We’ll kit you out with all the materials you need to support your events and activities. You’ll learn more about how you’re helping to protect children in your local area and across the UK.  

    This role is a great opportunity to learn new skills and enhance your CV

    It’s also a chance to spend time with like-minded people and make friends for life.

     

    Who’s right for the role?

    While we think this role is suitable for a whole range of people. We are particularly looking for those who have the following qualities:

    • Good organisational and skills
    • Motivated and passionate
    • Enjoys building relationships
    • Approachable and good social skills
    • Creative and able to use initiative
    • Good influencer

    We are currently unable to accept applications from under 18's to this role, please view our other volunteering opportunities or get in touch with the Volunteer Recruitment team on volunteerrecruitment@nspcc.org.uk 

    • Areas of InterestBusiness and Management, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Creative and Design, Domestic Violence Support, Education, Events and Festivals, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, IT and Digital, Leadership, LGBTQ+, Marketing, Mental Health, People, Social Media and Communications, Sport and Coaching, Teaching and Mentoring, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing, Outdoor Activities
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Business and Management, Committees and Trustees, Communication and Chatting, Creativity and Design, Events and Stewarding, Fundraising, General Help, Join a Club, Society or Network, Leadership, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Virtual Volunteering
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
  • NSPCC logo

    Young Business Networker

    NSPCC

    This opportunity takes place between 30 Oct 2020 and 31 Dec 2020.

    Young Business Networkers to come together as part of a group that will build relationships with local businesses and motivate them to support NSPCC’s work. (During lockdown this role will have to be carried out remotely/via social media until Covid guidance allows face to face events/meetings to resume.)

    What you’ll do

    Through networking with local businesses and professionals you’ll play a key role in supporting the growth and development of volunteering and fundraising within the South West and help to keep children safe.

    Some of the activities you’ll be doing includeIdentifying fundraising ideas to deliver to activity both as group and individually with businesses, build connections with other Young Business Networkers, promote NSPCC’s work through social media, web, meetings and events and provide insight on local businesse

    As a Business Networker you’ll work closely with your regional NSPCC contact to receive regular and timely updates on what’s happening at the NSPCC so you feel confident in promoting our work and raising vital funds. 

    Within the role you’ll have opportunity to develop your personal skills, build your contacts and raise your profile. It is flexible, you only need to commit to a couple of hours a month, but can do more if you would like to.

    What youll get

    We’ll support you with advice, skills and tools to help you spread the word about the NSPCC. You’ll learn more about how you’re helping to protect children in your local area and across the UK. You’ll use your existing local knowledge and contacts to help guide us on how best to inspire others to take action for NSPCC.  

    You will get the opportunity to meet and work with other volunteers and staff, relying on your skills as a Business Networker to make an impact in your area.

    It’s also a chance to spend time with like-minded people and make new friends.


    Who’s right for the role?

    We are particularly looking for those who have connections to local businesses and have the following qualities and experience:

    • passionate about helping young people and children
    • Business knowledge and insight
    • Marketing and PR skills
    • comfortable talking about the NSPCC’s work
    • great communication and leadership skills
    • enthusiastic and personable
    • enjoys building relationships
    • a strong desire to connect NSPCC with local businesses.

    We are currently unable to accept applications from under 18's to this role, please view our other volunteering opportunities or get in touch with the Volunteer Recruitment team on volunteerrecruitment@nspcc.org.uk 

     

    • Areas of InterestBusiness and Management, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Creative and Design, Domestic Violence Support, Education, Events and Festivals, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, IT and Digital, Law and Legal, Leadership, Marketing, Mental Health, People, Social Media and Communications, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Data Analysis, Business and Management, Communication and Chatting, Creativity and Design, Events and Stewarding, Finance, Fundraising, General Help, Information Technology, Join a Club, Society or Network, Leadership, Legal, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Project Research, Virtual Volunteering
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being
    • Leadership
    • Community Action
    • Communication
    • Interpersonal
  • NSPCC logo

    Young Community Advocate

    NSPCC

    This opportunity takes place between 30 Oct 2020 and 31 Dec 2020.

    You will be an advocate for all the work the NSPCC is doing and play a key role in supporting the growth and development of volunteering and fundraising within the South West. (During lockdown this role will have to be carried out remotely/via social media until Covid guidance allows face to face events/meetings to resume.)

    What youll do

    You will be an advocate for all the work the NSPCC is doing and play a key role in supporting the growth and development of volunteering and fundraising within the South West. You’ll help us reach and engage with young people in your community through a range of means such as; social media, introductions, meetings and events so your local relationships will be central to this role.

    As a Community Advocate, you’ll work closely with your regional NSPCC contact to receive regular and timely updates on what’s happening at the NSPCC so you feel confident in promoting our work

    This role offers the opportunity to build your personal skills and raise your profile in your community. It is flexible, you only need to commit to a couple of hours a month, but can do more if you would like to.

     

    What youll get

    We’ll support you with advice, skills and tools to help you spread the word about the NSPCC. You’ll learn more about how you’re helping to protect children in your local area and across the UK. You’ll use your existing local knowledge and contacts to help guide us on how best to inspire others to take action for NSPCC in your community.

    You will get the opportunity to meet and work with other volunteers and staff, relying on your skills as a community advocate to make an impact in your area.

    It’s also a chance to spend time with like-minded people and make new friends.

     

    Who’s right for the role?

    We are particularly looking for those who are active within their region and have the following qualities and experience:

    • passionate about helping young people and children
    • comfortable talking about the NSPCC’s work
    • great communication and leadership skills
    • enthusiastic and personable
    • enjoys building relationships
    • a strong desire to connect NSPCC with local communities
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    We are currently unable to accept applications from under 18's to this role, please view our other volunteering opportunities or get in touch with the Volunteer Recruitment team on volunteerrecruitment@nspcc.org.uk 

    • Areas of InterestBusiness and Management, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Creative and Design, Domestic Violence Support, Events and Festivals, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, Human and Civil Rights, Law and Legal, Leadership, Marketing, Mental Health, People, Social Media and Communications, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Business and Management, Communication and Chatting, Empathy, Fundraising, General Help, Join a Club, Society or Network, Leadership, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Outdoor Activities, Project Research, Virtual Volunteering
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
  • NSPCC logo

    Young Virtual Volunteer

    NSPCC

    This opportunity takes place between 30 Oct 2020 and 31 Dec 2020.

    We’re looking for young volunteers, 18+, who are creative, organised and digitally minded. Are you the person in your friendship circle that organises all the social events? Then we’d love to hear from you! Around 90 per cent of our income comes from our supporters so we couldn’t continue to do what we do without them. Our Young Virtual Fundraising Volunteers will play a really crucial part in rallying people to raise vital funds so together we can keep children safe.

    What you’ll do

    You’ll organise virtual fundraising events to raise vital funds for the NSPCC. You’ll engage with your friendship network and local communities to encourage them to take part in these events as well as promote our virtual fundraising offering.

    As a Young Virtual Fundraising Volunteer you’ll work closely with your regional Community Fundraising Manager who can provide you with a suite of virtual fundraising ideas, as well as NSPCC materials to promote your event effectively.

    This role offers the opportunity to build your personal skills and raise your profile in your community. It is flexible, you only need to commit to a couple of hours a month, but can do more if you would like to.

    What you’ll get

    We’ll support you with guidance, advice and tools to help you fundraise and spread the word of the NSPCC.

    You’ll learn more about how you’re helping to protect children across the UK, and you’ll have the opportunity to grow your skills and inspire others to support us.

    You’ll offer tips and insight into how to grow our fundraising virtually and have the opportunity to see your ideas come to life.

    It’s also a chance to take on new challenges and make new friends.

     

    Who’s right for the role?
    We are particularly looking for those with the following qualities and experiences.

    • Confident in making fundraising asks
    • Excellent digital and social media skills
    • Great communication and social skills
    • Enthusiastic and personable
    • Strong organisational skills
    • Able to think on your feet
    • You work well within a team
    • Passionate about helping young people and children

    We are currently unable to accept applications from under 18's to this role, please view our other volunteering opportunities or get in touch with the Volunteer Recruitment team on volunteerrecruitment@nspcc.org.uk 

     

     

    • Areas of InterestBusiness and Management, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Creative and Design, Data Analysis, Domestic Violence Support, Education, Events and Festivals, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, IT and Digital, Marketing, Mental Health, Overseas Challenges, People, Social Media and Communications, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Business and Management, Communication and Chatting, Creativity and Design, Fundraising, General Help, Information Technology, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Virtual Volunteering
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
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