Settling in to Uni? Establishing your routine? Working out when you may have some free time?
Using some of that free time as a volunteer is a great way to build your CV alongside your studies.
You can use volunteer hub services to search for specific opportunities that meet your interests and availability, there is a plethora of opportunities, here's a sample of what's available:
Sustainability & the Environment
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Have a wide range of volunteer opportunities from practical land management and conservation activities, through to retail assistant and admin roles.
Wild London have a wide range of opportunities including, river restoration, species counts and monitoring, visitor centre support and delivering learning opportunities for children in their forest schools.
Community Care Volunteers
MHA Methodist Homes are looking for a range of volunteers from drivers and gardeners through to LGBTQ+ befrienders with opportunities available either in-person throughout Staffordshire and Wolverhampton or delivered remotely online or via telephone.
North Staffordshre Combined Healthcare have a wide range of opportunities available, from helping on the wards at meal times through to befriending
Health Watch Stoke on trent are looking for Enter and View Representatives, Community Events Representatives and Marketing and Digital Promotion roles
Working with young people
Working With Animals
Volunteer Hospital Assistant - This role is working directly in our wildlife hospital. You will be working with a host of wildlife including pigeons, hedgehogs, garden birds and more! Spring and Summer months are a lot fuller on as our hospital is filled with orphaned and young animals. If you want to get hands on with wildlife and don't mind getting messy then this is the role for you!
My Sighted Guide - In this role you will support a person with sight loss to get out and about in their local community, building self-confidence, increasing social interaction, and promoting independence.
Online / Remote
FamilyLine Volunteer – FamilyLine provides a range of support to adult family members via telephone, e-mail, text and webchat. They need reliable volunteers who’ve gained skills through their own personal or working life experiences. Volunteers are asked to commit to supporting adult family members for a minimum of 4 hours a week from home.
Bookmark Reading; One in four children will leave primary school unable to read well. We urgently need reading volunteers to read with a child, for 30 minutes, twice a week.
Sign up today and you could help a child aged between 5 and 9 years old learn to read, so they can succeed in school and beyond.
Please check your Students’ Union 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. (Higher Education Achievement Record)