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We work with a range of local and national charities, to help find students the right kind of volunteering opportunities, 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' for the role (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 2022/2023.

You can also book an appointment with someone from the Student Opportunities Team, and have a chat, to learn more about how this volunteering hub works,  and we will help you find a volunteering opportunity that is the right fit for you.  You can book an appointment at a time that suits you.  You can request the appointment to be face to face, or on Teams or Zoom.

As a result of the Covid 19 Pandemic, 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. Virtual volunteering is a great way to give back, all whilst in the comfort of your own environment.

 

 

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  • Cherry Tree Nursery logo

    Weekend Retail Assistant

    Cherry Tree Nursery

    This opportunity takes place between 12 May 2022 and 01 Dec 2022

    We are looking for help in our busy retail shop and on our retail area at weekends. We do ask for a regular commitment . We are flexible with hours. The role includes operating the till, helping customers and stocking up plants. Training will be given.

    Apply via this platform . We will then send you an application form . We do require two independent references.

    • Activity AreaBusiness and Management, Events and Festivals, Fundraising, Leadership, Mental Health, People, Wellbeing, Advice/ Support, Communication/ Caring, Gardening/ Conservation, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity, Retail
    • Employability Skills within ActivityAdministration/Office Skills, Business and Management, Empathy, Leadership, Organisation, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal, Prioritisation, Problem Solving, Self Management
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being
    • Interpersonal
    • Timekeeping
    • Relationship Building
    • Community Action
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
  • Footbus logo

    App Testers Needed for Footbus

    Footbus

    This opportunity takes place between 15 May 2022 and 01 Jun 2022

    Don’t walk home on your own from a night out! With the new Footbus app you can create a route in seconds, share it with your friends and walk together.

    Footbus is a new free app for students, to make it easier to walk together for safety and fun. We urgently need volunteers to help Beta test the app and give any feedback.  Please sign up here.

    Footbus tells you when and where to meet, gives you a route map of where you’re going, and lets you know who you’re walking with. Friends can suggest stops along the way too - like a 'walking bus' hence the name!

    Use Footbus to create instant one-off routes or plan routes in advance all in just a few clicks. For safety, your route is only shared with the group of friends that you select when you create a route.  With live route tracking (so anyone waiting along the route can see where you are) and in-route messaging Footbus gives you all the information you need in a clear and easy to use app.

    We'd love it if you and your friends could help with testing.......

    For more info check out www.footbus.com

     

    • Activity AreaCampaigning, Data Analysis, Education, Environmental and Conservation, Health and Social Care, IT and Digital, Mental Health, People, Sustainability, Technology/Engineering, Wellbeing, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity, SUBU Club/ Society
    • Employability Skills within ActivityBuddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Creativity and Design, Information Technology, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organisation, Project Research, Collaboration, Communication, Innovation, Interpersonal, Problem Solving, Risk Management, Self Management
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsClimate Action, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Digital Skills
    • Community Action
    • Timekeeping
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
  • British Heart Foundation - Fundraising & Events logo

    Join the BHF Action Team!

    British Heart Foundation - Fundraising & Events

    This opportunity takes place between 04 May 2022 and 01 Oct 2022

    Can you help us create memories our participants will never forget? We’re on the hunt for passionate volunteers, staff members or students we’d love it if you could join us.

    Every year, thousands of people head outdoors to raise money for our world class research. They travel up and down the UK, braving all weathers and breaking a sweat to run, walk, swim, trek, cycle and everything in between. But without our champion volunteers cheering and providing support from the side-lines the events wouldn’t be half as special for the people taking part.

    Volunteers needed for:

    The BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride – Sunday 19 June 2022

    TCS London Marathon – Sunday 02 October 2022

    • Activity AreaAnthropology/Geography, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Disability, Elderly Care, Events and Festivals, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, People, Science/Research, Sport and Coaching, Wellbeing, Communication/ Caring, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
    • Employability Skills within ActivityAdministration/Office Skills, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Empathy, Leadership, Organisation, Teaching, Coaching and Training, Communication, Decision Making, Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal, Prioritisation, Problem Solving, Risk Management, Self Management
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being
    • Interpersonal
    • Timekeeping
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Relationship Building
    • Community Action
    • Teamwork
  • Girlguiding logo

    Girl Guide Volunteer - Unit Helper

    Girlguiding

    This opportunity takes place on 28 Apr 2022

    We have units that need help. Can you spare an evening a week, would you like to volunteer as a Unit Helper? We need help at:Rainbows Thursdays – 4.30-5.30pm Area – WintonRainbows Thursdays – 5-6pm - KinsonBrownies Mondays – 6-7.30pm – KinsonBrownies Tuesdays – 5.30-7pm – RedhillBrownies Fridays – 5.30 -7pm - Castle LaneGuides Fridays – 7.30-9.15pm - RedhillGuides Fridays – 7- 9pm - Redhill

    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.

    There are several roles, but they all involve:

    • Being able to attend each week
    • Supporting Leaders with planning and working together as a team
    • Supporting Rainbows with activities
    • Completing DBS and Safe Space 1 and 2 trainings online
    • Gaining new skills

    .....and having fun and meeting new friends

    • Activity AreaArts and Culture, Children and Young People, Education, Events and Festivals, People, Sport and Coaching, Teaching and Mentoring, Wellbeing, Advice/ Support, Communication/ Caring, First Aid, Gardening/ Conservation, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
    • Employability Skills within ActivityAdministration/Office Skills, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Empathy, Leadership, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organisation, Teaching, Coaching and Training, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal, Networking, Pitching/ Presenting, Problem Solving, Risk Management, Self Management
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGender Equality, Good Health and Well-being, Life on Land, Quality Education
    • Community Action
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Interpersonal
    • Timekeeping
    • Leadership
    • Relationship Building
  • Sense logo

    Sense Virtual Buddy Volunteer

    Sense

    This opportunity takes place between 13 Apr 2022 and 10 Jul 2022

    Sense Virtual Buddying volunteers make a real difference to supporting young people and adults who may be lonely or isolated. Sense matches volunteers with disabled people to meet for an hour a week on Zoom or over the phone.? Our volunteers have spent thousands of hours with their buddies — learning new skills, having fun, and forming fantastic friendships. Sense matches each volunteer with someone who has similar interests, to make sure you have a great time.? You and your buddy choose a time that suits you, and you can decide what activities you’d like to do together.

    The Role of the Volunteer / More Information 

    Sense matches each volunteer with someone who has similar interests to ensure you’ll have lots of fun together. Once matched with a buddy, you will get to know each other remotely via video calls or phone calls.  
     You’ll arrange weekly sessions and plan fun things to do together – what this looks like will be inspired by your mutual interests. You could be gaming, doing arts and crafts, playing music, seed planting – there are so many possibilities! We will provide you with weekly themed activities to help to support you in planning your interactions with your buddy. 
    We’ll also keep in touch with you to ensure you have all the support you need. 
    The programme is open to all volunteers who are 16 and over. You don't need to have previous experience volunteering or caring for disabled people. We welcome people from all backgrounds and with all interests. 


    How we will Support You / What we can Offer You 
    Before you start your volunteering role, we’ll make sure that you’ve had the training you need to feel confident. This will be delivered online and via video call. 
    While you’re volunteering with us as a Virtual Buddy, you’ll get: 
    •    A written account of your volunteering and references if required 
    •    Access to additional communication courses such as Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language 
    •    Reimbursement of pre-agreed expenses  


    Volunteering as a Sense Virtual Buddy is a great opportunity to develop new skills and get to know new people whilst making a real difference to a person’s life.  
     
    Who we are Looking For / Skills & Qualities for the Role  
    We need positive, empathetic volunteers who are passionate about supporting people with complex disabilities to communicate and experience the world. We are looking for volunteers who are great communicators and who are friendly, enthusiastic, positive and ready to have fun! 
    We’re also always looking for volunteers who have knowledge or experience of British Sign Language (BSL) and/or other communication methods like Makaton. 


    We’d love for you to consider joining us as a Sense Virtual Buddy!

    • Activity AreaVirtual Volunteering
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being
    • Employability Skills within ActivityOrganisation, Communication, Interpersonal
    • Relationship Building
    • Communication
    • Interpersonal
  • Citizens Advice East Dorset and Purbeck logo

    Citizens Advice Champion Volunteer

    Citizens Advice East Dorset and Purbeck

    This opportunity takes place between 13 Apr 2022 and 16 Dec 2022

    What will you do?Complete an introduction to Citizens Advice and training for your roleAttend awareness and community events at various locations across the countyTalk to the public about the Citizens Advice service and how we can helpRecognise policy issues and raise awareness of the Citizens Advice campaigning workScams awarenessYou will not be required to give advice or write casenotes or reportsWhat’s in it for you?Help make a real difference to people’s lives Build on valuable skills such as communication and listening Expand your CV and increase your employabilityWork with a range of different people, independently and in a teamHave a positive impact in your communityAnd we’ll reimburse expenses too.

    What do you need to have?

    You don’t need specific qualifications but you’ll need to:

    • be friendly and approachable
    • be non-judgmental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own
    • have good listening and verbal communication skills
    • be willing to learn about and follow the Citizens Advice aims, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection
    • be willing to undertake training in your role

    How much time do you need to give?

    You will need around 3 hours for training. Event times are flexible and may include weekends or evenings.

    Valuing inclusion

    Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds and we particularly welcome applications from disabled people, people with physical, cognitive or mental health conditions, carers, LGBTQ+ and non-binary people, and people from the global majority.

     

    • Activity AreaCampaigning, Advice/ Support
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being, No Poverty, Responsible Consumption & Production
    • Employability Skills within ActivityEmpathy, Collaboration, Communication, Networking, Pitching/ Presenting
    • Community Action
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
  • Poole Museum Volunteers logo

    Exhibition Stewarding - Thomas Hardy -

    Poole Museum Volunteers

    This opportunity takes place between 28 May 2022 and 30 Oct 2022

    Steward for the ‘Hardy’s Wessex: The landscapes that inspired a writer’ exhibition The post is to steward the major exhibition ‘Hardy’s Wessex: The landscapes that inspired a writer’, which will open on Saturday 28 May and run until 30 October. Hardy’s Wessex will give visitors an opportunity to take a fresh look at the life and literature of the Victorian novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy, in the stunning Wessex landscapes that shaped his view of the world. His story will be retold in exciting new ways by the museum collections, from period costumes to personal letters, art to archaeology. - Our blockbuster Hardy exhibition will run across our four museums in summer 2022 - Dorset Museum, Poole Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum. - It is the largest collection of Hardy objects ever displayed at one time. - Many of the objects have never been on public display before. - Each exhibition explores different social and landscape themes, and exhibits different objects. Poole Museum will explore love and war and the marine landscape. - Together this treasure trove of objects gives unique personal insights into Thomas Hardy, the man.

    In order to secure the safe-keeping of these objects it is important that there is someone on hand to monitor the galleries and to assist the public. Other duties are likely to include:

    · Monitoring drawing materials available to the public and keeping them tidy;

    · Carrying out observation surveys to help the museum evaluate the exhibition’s organisation;

    · Assisting with visitor feedback surveys

    · Supporting young visitors to complete a family trail You may also need to hand out folding chairs to the public and also keep these tidy and safe. Please note that shift times will be set and cannot be changed for individuals.

     

    What we can offer you? 

     

    An opportunity to immerse yourself in the life and writings of Thomas Hardy and understand the connections with Poole and the surrounding area in his works.

     

    Pre-exhibition briefing sessions will be held both online and in person. The dates for these sessions are yet to be decided and you will be invited to sign up for them once announced. You will receive an email with details on how to do this.

     

    Support and training

    Opportunities to take part in sector training offered by Poole Museum and partner organisations

    10% discount in the shop and café 

    The chance to learn new skills and build on existing ones

    The opportunity to make new friends and work within a team

    Regular social events

    Monthly volunteer Newsletter

    The opportunity to work with, and support the preservation of, a nationally important collection

    • Activity AreaArts and Culture, Events and Festivals
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being
    • Employability Skills within ActivityCommunication, Interpersonal
    • Relationship Building
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Interpersonal
    • Timekeeping
  • Upton Bay care home - Barchester Healthcare logo

    Resident Companion

    Upton Bay care home - Barchester Healthcare

    This opportunity takes place between 17 Apr 2022 and 10 Jun 2022

    Enjoy spending time with our lovely ladies and gentleman residents! Share stores over a cuppa, go for relaxing walks in the gardens, play games in the activity and games rooms, or chill out in the cinema with a classic film!

    Our luxury care home has lot of wonderful spaces to enjoy your day! As a resident companion, you will be spending quality time with residents across our home, encouraging and supporting their hobbies and interests, or simply sharing a cup of tea and a natter in the gardens or lounges. Or, assist on our Tuesday bus trips to garden centres, cafe's, outdoor areas of beauty and viewpoints. 

    Fully equipped games room, activity room, cinema, manicured gardens, kitchen facilitues for making tea and refreshments. 

    Volunteers welcome monday - sunday, any hours to suit you. It may be an hour once a week when you are free, or a set full day to fit your schedule.

    Our residents love spending time with the younger generation! 

    Join our friendly team in a gorgeous homely environment, and gain experience working with the older generation.

    Refreshments provided for short/half days, lunch provided for full/long days. 

    Volunteers are not permitted to complete personal care related duties. Only employed care assistants may complete personal care. 

    • Activity AreaDisability, Elderly Care, Health and Social Care, Mental Health, Wellbeing
    • Employability Skills within ActivityBuddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal
    • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Interpersonal
    • Relationship Building
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Community Action
  • British Red Cross logo

    Customer Service Volunteer

    British Red Cross

    This opportunity takes place between 05 Apr 2022 and 31 Dec 2022

    Come and join our friendly team based in Poole and support your local community! You could help make it possible for someone to gain access to the short-term use of a wheelchair while they are recovering from an injury or an illness.

    About this role 

    This is a very rewarding role providing much-needed support for people who are accessing our service. Based at one of our mobility aids spoke locations, the main element of the role is serving the public who require a wheelchair or other mobility aids equipment.  This is the ideal role for someone who enjoys meeting people, can show compassion and empathy and who likes administrative duties with a customer service perspective.  

    Typical tasks include:

    > Liaising with the hub to arrange stock/deliveries/collections.
    > Issuing and receiving wheelchairs (or other mobility aids equipment) using a computer based stock control system.
    > Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs (and other equipment)
    > Dealing with enquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair (or other equipment) by telephone and face to face
    > Receiving payments / donations and issuing receipts 
    > Contacting service users about overdue and upcoming return of equipment
    > Signposting to other Red Cross services/providers
    > Actively promoting the Retail Mobility Aids offer/website   

    These are just some examples.  You will work within a great team and be fully supported by the Volunteer Coordinator

    • Activity AreaHealth and Social Care, People, Communication/ Caring
    • Employability Skills within ActivityAdministration/Office Skills, Organisation, Communication, Interpersonal
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Community Action
    • Interpersonal
  • Brendoncare logo

    Virtual Online Clubs Volunteer Admin (Remote)

    Brendoncare

    This opportunity takes place between 30 Mar 2022 and 30 Sep 2022 Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    We are looking for volunteers to help run out network of online social and activity clubs.

    Online Club Admin Volunteer

    Why volunteer with Brendoncare Clubs?

    Brendoncare aims to improve the quality of life for older people, and our local networks of friendship clubs are vital in combating loneliness and social       isolation. They enable our members to develop relationship networks and each club aims to respond to the interests, needs, aspirations and choices of each individual.

    Our network now includes online clubs, which are run on Zoom. This role is an opportunity to play an important part in running a online club. As Online Club Admin Volunteer your main role will be to ensure the smooth technical running of club sessions by scheduling Zoom meetings and sending out Zoom invitations. You will set up Zoom sessions and admit participants, ensuring that members’ safety and confidentiality are maintained. If participants need additional support to access and practice Zoom you will be able to refer them to our digital coaching service and online practice club “New to Zoom”.

    This role can be combined with that of Online Club Host Volunteer.

    Who are you?

    You will be well organised with good technical and communication skills and with some time to spare for this regular commitment. You will need a device (e.g. laptop, tablet) and be familiar with Zoom and email in order to access club sessions and training. It does not matter where you live geographically. You will be provided with a Brendoncare email address and Brendoncare Zoom account.

    You may be looking for a role where you can use your professional and life-skills in a meaningful way; be interested to develop new skills, or be exploring ways to prepare you for future paid roles.

    What is required?

    We require two satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will need to complete Induction training, which is currently being delivered using Zoom. There are other essential training modules, such as Safeguarding and Dementia Awareness.

    How will we support you as a volunteer?

    You will be managed by a nominated staff member, who will catch up with you regularly by telephone, Zoom and face to face meetings and will attend some of your online club sessions. During working hours there will always be a member of staff available to discuss any concerns or issues you have. You will have the opportunity to connect with other volunteers for mutual support e.g. Volunteer Forums.

    As a volunteer, you will have access to Brendoncare’s Employee Assistance Programme. This is a free and confidential service, available 24/7, offering counselling and emotional support, as well as information and help to resolve issues such as debt, legal concerns and consumer issues.

    What are the benefits for you?

    The Online Club Admin Volunteer role allows you expand and develop at your own pace. We provide you with an induction, ongoing training, support and reimbursement of out of pocket expenses.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the community and to benefit from the positive impact your volunteering can have to help improve the lives of older people in your area.

    • Activity AreaArts and Culture, Creative and Design, Elderly Care, Health and Social Care, People, Social Media and Communications, Technology/Engineering, Virtual Volunteering, Wellbeing, Advice/ Support
    • Employability Skills within ActivityAdministration/Office Skills, Buddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Creativity and Design, Empathy, Information Technology, Marketing, Media and Communications, Communication, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal, Problem Solving
    • FacultyHealth & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
    • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Reducing Inequality
    • Timekeeping
    • Interpersonal
    • Leadership
    • Relationship Building
    • Digital Skills
    • Community Action
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
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