4 autumn 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 four volunteering opportunities that you can get involved with in Merseyside. From one-off roles to regular volunteering, there is something for everyone to get involved with this autumn!

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

1. FareShare: Warehouse Assistant

Does food waste get in your grill? Have you got beef about food inequalities? Do you have a spare afternoon to fight food injustices and help to redistribute food to where it is needed most? If yes, this is the role for you!

FareShare is the UK’s longest running food redistribution charity, born out of the belief that no good food should go to waste, especially when people are going hungry. This is achieved through redistribution of surplus food to charities that are then able to turn this food into meals.

FareShare are offering flexi-volunteering, where you can gain new skills, be part of a friendly volunteering team, and make a real difference in the community. As a volunteer, you would be based in their warehouse, working to pick food, package it and get it sent out to charities across Merseyside.

You can find out more about becoming a FareShare Warehouse Assistant via the Guild’s website.

2. Green Guild: Halls Sustainability Champion

The Green Guild are looking for students who are living in University of Liverpool halls to get involved with their Student Switch Off campaign which is promoting pro-environmental behaviour across halls of residence.

This is a perfect role for anyone who cares about the environment, and the small changes we can all make to help our planet thrive. You will be able to gain leadership skills as well as the chance to promote the cause directly to our students through social media and face-to-face events.

You can find out more about becoming a Halls Sustainability Champion via the Guild’s website.

If you are not living in halls but still wish to get involved you can also check out the Green Guild’s Sustainability Champion role which involves getting involved on wider campus events to promote a sustainable university and city.


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3. NSPCC Childline: Email-only Counsellor

NSPCC are the leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection and dedicated to the fight for every childhood. They are the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers and that means they can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.

You can apply to volunteer with them as an online counsellor, working with children about everything from childhood stresses to family pressures. The ideal volunteer for this role will be a non-judgemental, good listener who is keen to help young people who need support.

The role is flexible around student schedules, travel expenses are included, and you will received full and extensive training before you begin the role.

You can find out more about becoming an Email-only Counsellor via the Guild’s website.

4. Revitalise: Activity and Entertainment Volunteer

Revitalise is a national charity that has been providing respite holidays for disabled people and carers for over 50 years.  They have three Revitalise centres; in Chigwell in Essex, Southampton and Southport, each providing a wide range of accessible activities, excursions and entertainment.

Are you part of a drama group or band? Are you part of the circus skills society or are you an amateur magician? Are you a budding artist or yoga enthusiast? Whatever your talent or interest, Revitalise would love to hear from you!

Revitalise have activities and entertainment taking place in our respite holiday centres every day of the week, throughout the year so they are certain that they can find a time that suits your schedule. If you like the idea of a one-off volunteering role which plays to your strengths, then consider applying today!

You can find out more about becoming an Activity and Entertainment Volunteer via the Guild’s website.

If you have any further questions about the following opportunities, or would even 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

Keep your eyes peeled for our Halloween fundraiser taking place on 31 October in the Guild, where we will be raising money for our key charities – all of which you can volunteer for!