3 summer volunteering opportunities you can apply for today

Megan Clark is the Volunteering Assistant at the Guild and is studying for a PhD in Egyptology. Here, Megan shares three volunteering opportunities that you can get involved with over the summer.

You’ll find lots more opportunities via the Guild’s Volunteer pages.

1. YHA: Summer Camp Volunteer Team Leader

The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) is a charity that provides budget accommodation in coastal, rural and urban locations across England and Wales. Volunteers make a huge difference to the YHA, and they have a wide range of opportunities for people to get involved with.

Over the summer, YHA are setting up camps in Derbyshire, Shropshire and Gloucestershire, providing volunteering opportunities for students to widen their skill set, whilst also enjoying the perks of visiting a summer camp. Volunteering incentives include travel expenses, free food and accommodation on site, official certification, training in safeguarding, behaviour management, leadership and communication skills.

This role is recommended for students who wish to carry out volunteering in a relaxed environment, with the flexibility of choosing how long they wish to volunteer for, from a few days to a few weeks. Volunteers help out around camp, teaching young people new skills and developing their confidence.

Find out more about volunteering opportunities at the YHA on their YouTube channel and via the Guild’s website.

2. Campus Children’s Holidays: Group Leader

Campus Children’s Holidays is an entirely volunteer-run charity committed to providing annual respite breaks for disadvantaged children. If you only have a week or two to spare this summer, this is a relaxed and rewarding opportunity you can get involved with here in Liverpool.

Volunteers are needed to accompany visiting children on a range of activities such as, a trip to the beach, visiting a theme park and rollerblading! In the evening volunteers are needed on site to work with the children, continuing with activities that are enjoyable and educational.

You can find out more about becoming a Group Leader for Campus Children’s Holidays via the Guild’s website.

3. Revitalise: Summer Social Support Volunteer

Revitalise are an organisation working to provide breaks for disabled people and their carers in relaxed and friendly centres. Volunteers can get involved on a residential basis, living on site for a week, or alternatively provide support on a daily basis as and when suits their schedule.

Activities include assisting the team with serving, clearing up, assisting guests with mobility, as well as socialising with guests and staff during daily activities.

The role does not require any previous experience working in a care related role, as all volunteers receive a full induction, training and support throughout their volunteering experience. Revitalise are seeking enthusiastic and friendly students who can provide a warm and memorable holiday for all of their guests.

Revitalise have centres based here in Merseyside at Southport, but also centres in Hampshire and Essex if you wish to volunteer closer to your home during the summer months!

You can find out more about becoming a Summer Social Support Volunteer for Revitalise via the Guild’s website.

If you have any further questions about the above opportunities, or would like to find out what the Guild’s Volunteering Liverpool platform has to offer you, please feel free to contact us at: guildvol@liverpool.ac.uk