February: 4 volunteering roles that can get involved with today

Photo by @WirralUnplugged

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, which can all be applied for through the Guild’s website.

If you would like to make a difference we have one-off roles to regular volunteering, with something for everyone to get involved with!

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

1. Wirral Unplugged: Guest Speaker

Wirral Unplugged are running Screenfree Time Sundays every week which you can get involved with! The team needs volunteers to help lead sessions, but also helpers, photographers and a short-term campaign leader for their Eco-Easter Campaign Leader.

Wirral Unplugged’s Guest Speaker role is a great chance to give a one-off session on a theme of your choice. We have already had students lead sessions on a wide range of topics including robots and ancient Egypt! This may be an area relating to your degree, or perhaps an area of interest or hobby you are passionate about.

This is the perfect opportunity for a student who would like a one-off volunteering role, who wishes to develop their skills in leadership, education and planning.

If you are interested, you can find out more about becoming a Guest Speaker at the Guild’s website.

2. Alzheimer’s Society: GLOW Liverpool – Event Volunteer

The Alzheimer’s Society run regular Memory Walks and their brightest of the year is the GLOW Memory Walk which takes place after dark. Glow sticks, gloves, and giving back, this is a big event in the fundraising calendar and the Alzheimer’s Society need Route Marshals and Event Stewards to help on the night.

The proceeds from this event can really make a real difference to the way in which the charity helps those with dementia, their carers, and their families, as well as funding research with their partnered organisations into understanding the underlying causes of the condition, improving diagnosis and care, identifying ways to prevent dementia and searching for a cure.

This is the perfect role for anyone who likes supporting big events, and who doesn’t mind volunteering in the evening. It is a one-off role that can fit around your schedule and is a lot of fun to be part of!

You can find out more about becoming a GLOW Liverpool Event Volunteer at the Guild’s website.

3. Liverpool Guild of Students: Key Charity Fundraiser

The Guild supports four key charities each year, aiming to raise their profile on campus and raising money for them throughout the year. This year’s charities are Moving on with Life and Learning, Revitalise, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, and Sahir House.

The Guild are looking for a Key Charity Fundraiser volunteer who can assist in the planning for fundraising events, as well looking at new ways to spread these charities message on campus.

This opportunity is great for students who wish to take on a role working in events and fundraising, as well as the chance to learn about charity law and national fundraising rules and regulations. Volunteers will get the chance to work alongside the Guild’s very own Fundraising Team to support these charities on their journey as our Guild Key Charities.

You can find out more about becoming a Key Charity Fundraiser at the Guild’s website.

4. The Open Door Centre: Volunteer Peer Mentor

The Open Door Centre work in the community to support those with depression and anxiety with a friendly, laid back, informal approach. They tackle stigmas, increase tolerance, inspire discussion and set up dialogues on mental health issues and available support.

Volunteer Peer Mentors work to provide support to service users during their computerised CBT programmes. The team are looking for compassionate and committed people who want to help others. You could apart of the front-line of a multi-award winning modern support service, gaining valuable experience in the mental health sector!

This role is great for volunteers who wish to gain important experience working on mental health in the community. You will receive full Community Mental Health Training, as well as hands on experience mentoring young people throughout the programme, a real skill to help you in the future.

You can find out more about becoming a Volunteer Peer Mentor at 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