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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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  • Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service STARS logo

    Graphic Design Volunteer

    Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service STARS

    This opportunity takes place from 29 Apr 2021.

    STARS is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to come and help design some of our resource packs. We have lots of great information that we want to share, but we need someone to come and wave their creative wand and make it look great.

    • Areas of InterestArts and Culture, Campaigning, Creative and Design, Domestic Violence Support, Education, Marketing, Social Media and Communications, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Creativity and Design, General Help, Information Technology, Marketing, Media and Communications, Virtual Volunteering
    • FacultyMedia & Communication
    • Sustainable Development GoalsQuality Education, Reducing Inequality
    • Communication
    • Community Action
  • Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service STARS logo

    Schools Workshop Facilitator

    Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service STARS

    This opportunity takes place between 29 Apr 2021 and 29 Apr 2022.

    In response to Everyone's Invited, STARS will be going into local schools to deliver workshops to young people in year 8,9 and 10. The sessions will cover topics on Sexual Harassment, Victim Blaming, the Body’s Response to Threat and Bystander Intervention. We are looking for confident and enthusiastic volunteers to assist in delivering these workshops.

    Skills Required: 

    Awareness of the topics covered

    Confident speaking to a group of 30 young people 

    Good communictaion skills 

    Energetic and positive personality 

     

    Full training will be provided 

    All volunteers will have to undergo a DBS check 

    • Areas of InterestCampaigning, Children and Young People, Domestic Violence Support, Education, Health and Social Care, Leadership, People, Teaching and Mentoring, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Communication and Chatting, Empathy, General Help, Leadership, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Raising Aspirations, 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
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Community Action
  • The Colour Works Foundation logo

    Course Volunteer

    The Colour Works Foundation

    This opportunity takes place between 27 Apr 2021 and 20 Jun 2021.

    You will volunteer alongside the programme manager/course deliverer to ensure that our Building self-belief workshops run smoothly and effectively. You will be able to develop your inter personal skills, as well as building relationships with the young people to ensure they feel comfortable on the course. As much of our work is psychology based, its an excellent opportunity to learn more, although no previous experience is required.

     You will support the larger group activities and have an opportunity to work in smaller groups with the young people. You will be an aid to the young people if they have any questions about.

    Your main responsibility will be to assist the course deliverer with administrative tasks associated with delivering the workshop e.g. take the register, hand out worksheets, help young people complete worksheets

    Attend all agreed sessions, including a presentation day at the end of the course.

    Build and maintain a relationship with the young people and ensure they are at ease.

    If the group of young people is split into groups, it will be your responsibility to join in with one of those groups (as directed by the course deliverer) and encourage the young people to have a go at the activity.

    Ensure that you follow all health and safety guidelines provided by TCWF and the partner organisation.  Highlight any concerns you may have during the workshop to the Course Deliverer

    Arrive 15 minutes before each session to help set up the course/activities. 

    • Areas of InterestArts and Culture, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Creative and Design, Education, Health and Social Care, Human and Civil Rights, Leadership, Mental Health, People, Social Media and Communications, Teaching and Mentoring, Wellbeing
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Data Analysis, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Caring, Communication and Chatting, Creativity and Design, Empathy, General Help, Information Technology, 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
    • Leadership
    • Community Action
    • Communication
    • Interpersonal
  • RESULTS UK logo

    Grassroots Campaigner RESULTS UK

    RESULTS UK

    This opportunity takes place between 12 Mar 2021 and 31 Dec 2021.

    RESULTS campaigners are part of a national, and international, network of advocates who are passionate about ending global poverty. You can join the RESULTS Poole campaign group and take monthly actions on international development issues, specifically global health and education. They regularly join our national conference calls, learning more about international development and sharing their successes from around the UK. As a RESULTS campaigner you have access to training, support and expertise in your advocacy journey.

    RESULTS grassroots campaigners take action locally to fight global poverty – using their voices to change the world. They receive training and support to become skilled advocates, from influencing MPs to policy makers, and engaging others within their community.

    RESULTS campaigners in the Poole and Bournemouth area meet as a group on the first Tuesday of each month to plan and take campaign actions and organise events. They regularly join our national conference calls, learning more about international development and sharing their successes from around the UK. Our campaign group in Poole is made up of a group of very active and dedicated advocates and now that all volunteering is online, they are expanding their recruitment and welcoming new volunteers to get involved and meet with them (virtually!). 

    RESULTS campaigners have the opportunity to:

    • Join the RESULTS Poole action group and meet likeminded individuals campaigning to bring an end to poverty.
    • Support our campaigns on global health, education and economic opportunities.
    • Take action with us, from publishing articles in the media to meeting with your constituency MP.
    • Hear from experts on international development each month on our RESULTS conference calls.
    • Put your points directly to influential decision-makers at RESULTS Advocacy Days.
    • Organise events within the local community, be an ambassador for RESULTS in your area and help us to grow our network.
    • Develop your campaigning and advocacy skills at conferences and training sessions.

    We're been adapting to doing more campaigning online given the risks around COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines.
     

    About RESULTS UK

    RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. Our campaigners learn to effectively advise policy makers, guiding them towards decisions that improve access to education, health, and economic opportunities in the poorest communities.To find out more about campaigning with RESULTS UK, visit www.results.org.uk, email us on join@results.org.uk or call the office on 020 7793 3970. We’d love to hear from you!

    What are they looking for?

    RESULTS grassroots campaigners are people from all walks of life who want to make a difference. Campaigning with RESULTS plays to your strengths, whether you are interested in helping out at events or you’re a social media whizz, there are lots of different ways to get involved and build your skills.

    Practical Considerations

    All backgrounds and levels of campaigns experience are welcome. We embrace all skill-sets, knowledge-levels and availability.

    • Areas of InterestAnthropology/Geography, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Education, Fundraising, Human and Civil Rights, Law and Legal, Leadership, Overseas Challenges, Sustainability, Virtual Volunteering
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdvice and Support, Events and Stewarding, Fundraising, General Help, Information Technology, Leadership, Legal, Organising, Virtual Volunteering
    • 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, No Poverty, Quality Education, Reducing Inequality, Zero Hunger
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Macmillan Cancer Support logo

    Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike - Event Support

    Macmillan Cancer Support

    This opportunity takes place on 04 Sep 2021. Closing date for applications is 28 Aug.

    On Saturday 4 September 2021, come support one of Macmillan's flagship Mighty Hikes, supporting hikers as they cross the finish line. You will play a crucial role in encouraging the hikers as the cross the line and looking after them after they have done so.

    Join our events team to put on the best Mighty Hike in the south! Help to raise vital funds for Macmillan while meeting brilliant people and gaining events experience. 

    What we're looking for

    • Flexibility and speed whilst you hand out medals and prosecco
    • Enthusiasm and passion in cheering on our hikers
    • The ability to follow clear instructions and use your own initiative
    • Good communication skills and a friendly attitude

    What you can gain from this opportunity

    • Join an enthusiastic team who wants to make a difference, just like you!
    • Have a rewarding experience making a difference to people affected by cancer
    • The opportunity to cheer on and congratulate Macmillan Hikers
    • Recieve a briefing and support on the day
    • Agreed out of pocket expenses reimbursed within our guidelines

    • Areas of InterestCampaigning, Events and Festivals, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, People, Sport and Coaching, Wellbeing, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
    • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Communication and Chatting, Events and Stewarding, Fundraising, General Help, Organising, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity, Sports
    • 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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