Promoting Volunteerism - Dec 2021

A round up of the latest volunteering opportunities available to you

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Calling all students wanting to make a difference...


Your Students' Union recognises how important volunteering opportunities are to students in developing key skills in a range of areas that employers are looking for:

Team work, organisation, delegation, time management, negotiation, presenting, planning, problem solving, critical thinking, communication, work-ethic, confidence building, networking - the list goes on... 


We also know that there's a plethora of organisations and opportunities available, which can be a bit overwhelming if you're not sure where to start, so we've done some of the ground work for you and compiled a list of the latest opportunities that you might be interested in:


Sustainability & The Environment:

  • Volunteer Disability Energy Champion - Deliver essential services and support families ensuring homes are warm and efficiently heated,  conduct personalised home surveys and provide a combination of information and support to understand energy bills, energy improvements and reduce energy costs, understand specific needs of families with disabled children.


  • The Countryside Charity Staffordshire - As treasurer you’ll ensure our financial affairs are conducted within legal requirements and good practice. You’ll work closely with the chair and trustees to oversee the financial sustainability and development of our charity. We’re ideally looking for volunteers with experience in financial management and a passion for environmental and countryside issues.


Care In The Community:

  • My Sighted Guide - To support a person with sight loss to safely navigate the environment, building self-confidence and increasing social interaction; whilst maintaining dignity and promoting independence.


  • Peer Support Facilitator - Have you been Bereaved by Suicide? Do you have a desire to help other people who have also been Bereaved by Suicide? Are you comfortable listening to the experiences of others? You could be just the person we are looking for.


Digital Skills:

  • Ruff & Ruby - An award winning youth charity. Volunteers needed to help with admin, social media & marketing


  • Scouts 3 Towns - Three Towns District Scouts are looking for a talented Communication, Social Media and Website Development Manager to increase the reach, impact and visibility of the Scout District and to create and maintain a strong online social media presence for our Groups and District. 


Working With Animals:

  • Canine Partners - Dog Fosterer - Canine Partners is a registered charity that transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs. 


  • Guide Dogs for the Blind Association - You will be providing a puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog. This is a full-time volunteering opportunity as a puppy will live with you in your home for around 12-16 months.


Online / Remote:

  • Christian Aid - Volunteer Speakers take the stories about Christian Aid projects around the world to churches and other community groups, sharing with them the impact of our work.


  • Sunflower Family Support Group Volunteer - We have many roles available to help with the support of running Sunflower Family Support group. Support with running our peer support groups (once we are able to), Support with running our Facebook page and virtual support offerings, Fundraising, bid writing and collecting community feedback are some of the roles we are looking for.


Please check out our volunteer page to find more local, national, and international volunteering opportunities.


As always, don't forget to log all of your volunteering hours on your Volunteering Profile, it's quick and easy to do and relevant entries will be included in your HEAR



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