March: 4 volunteering roles that can get involved with 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, 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. ParliaMentors: The Faith & Belief Forum

Have you wanted to effect change in the community? Wish to have the chance to work alongside parliament? Want to develop vital skills for your future career? Look no further!

ParliaMentors is a UN award-winning leadership programme aimed at students of different faiths and non-religious beliefs to collaborate and create real social change whilst being mentored by MPs.

Through expert-led training, support from local and national NGOs and access to Westminster, ParliaMentors gives students the networks and skills they need to effect real change in their communities, in their careers and in the political arena.

Students on the programme are able to develop skills in leadership and presentation, networking, debating, project proposals, as well as working with charities, parliamentary staff and, of course, the public.

ParliaMentors are also invited to join the Alumni Network after they join, to stay in touch with parliamentary networks and keep up to speed with the amazing work carried out by ParliaMentors across the country.

You can find out more about becoming a ParliaMentor at the Guild’s website.

2. VISPA Sighted Guide Volunteer: VISPA

VISPA is an organisation on a mission to make it as easy as possible for visually impaired people to take part in activities of their choice by ensuring the right opportunities are provided at the right time, in the right environment. They aim to inspire those who want to participate to be able to do so and ensure that all visually impaired people in Liverpool have equal access to sport and physical activity opportunities.

You can support the VISPA team in events and sports clubs that are part of the VISPA delivery plan by becoming a sighted guide assistance to visually impaired people. This enables them to participate in sport and physical activity, whilst also making important social connections and promoting independence and share knowledge too.

This is a flexi-role which allows you to work with the organisation to help visually impaired individuals at times that are convenient for you. It is also the perfect chance to meet new people through exercise.

You can find out more about becoming a VISPA Sighted Guide Volunteer via the Guild’s website.

3. Hospital Volunteer: Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s leading cancer centres providing highly specialist cancer care to a population of 2.3m people across Cheshire, Merseyside and the surrounding areas including the Isle of Man.

They are currently looking for Hospital Volunteers to assist as Wayfinders, Beverage Bay Assistants and Self Check- In Assistants in the hospital after its opening in May 2020.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Trust welcome all volunteers – aged 16 years and over – irrespective of gender or background. They only ask that you are reliable, cheerful and sociable.

They are also looking for volunteers who can commit three to four hours a week, either volunteering for a morning or afternoon once a week. This is a great role to fit around your studies in the Health and Social Care sector.

You can find out more about becoming a Hospital Volunteer via the Guild’s website.

4. Employability Skills Volunteer: EY Foundation

If you are looking for a volunteering role helping younger generations shape their futures EY Foundation have a series of opportunities focused on helping teenagers between 13-19 with their future career pathways and employability.

An Employability Skills Volunteer will help to oversee an expert-led day made up of a series of interactive challenges all designed to enable the students to develop their employability skills. Students work in teams throughout the day and your role would be to support the students in completion of various activities. You may also have the opportunity to become an EY Foundation judge for some of the tasks.

This is a great chance for student volunteers to develop skills in mentoring, teaching, and public speaking, as well getting to understand the current careers climate for younger generations. Your experience in applying to university and working through the career’s world may be the exact type of guidance that a teenager needs.

You can find out more about becoming an Employability Skills 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: