Virtual volunteering opportunities you can apply for today

During lockdown you might find you’ve got a bit more time on your hands. Liverpool Guild of Students have teamed up with organisations across Liverpool to provide covid-safe volunteering opportunities. Here are just a few to take part in this month:

1. Supporter Growth Coach

Established in 2000, Caudwell Children is a national charity which works to transform the lives of disabled children and their families, enabling them to challenge the barriers they face throughout childhood by providing practical and emotional support.

This virtual role would take on tasks for the charity including; assisting in or project managing targeted supporter campaigns from inception to completion, developing targeted literature to reach those particular audiences, developing databases of target lists, communicating that message through marketing channels, and following up to build supporter base.

 You can find out more about becoming a Supporter Growth Coach via the Guild’s website.

2. ReachOut Volunteer Mentor

Can you spare 1 or 2 hours a week to help a young person grow in character and attainment?

ReachOut is a mentoring charity that provides 1:1 mentoring for young people in disadvantaged schools across Liverpool. Sessions are led by a ReachOut Project Leader and mentors work their mentee through a variety of academic and character-building activities.

These opportunities will begin online, but will hopefully move to in-person when restrictions are lifted to allow that. So, please make sure that you’d be available to attend in-person in the future, as we’d like mentees to have the same mentors that they had online. If you aren’t currently located in Liverpool, but would return if face-to-face teaching at university resumed, this is fine too!

As a Mentor you’ll work with the same young person each week. Sessions of 10 young people and 10 mentors take place weekly and are each led by a Project Leader. You will be matched one-to-one with a mentee who you will support for the academic year. In your pairings and in group sessions, you will take part in character building activities and modules that allow the young people to gain knowledge and skills of the real world.

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

3. Friend making facilitator for students

Liverpool Guild of Students is creating a schedule of events to keep self-isolating students busy, a space for students to meet each other and a sense of community for all students that is fun and supportive. We want to make sure that students still have lots of opportunities to make friends and enjoy their University experience.

We are looking for volunteers to host events that bring students together.

Volunteers will only be expected to facilitate one 90 minute session per week, plus 15 minutes either side for set up and de-brief, based on their availability.

This opportunity is a great way to meet other student volunteers and make friends. Hours logged for this opportunity will contribute to your Volunteering HEAR recognition.

You can find out more about becoming a Friend making facilitator for students via the Guild’s website.

4. Campaign Support Volunteer

Human Appeal are an international relief and development agency that asks the question, what makes us human? We think the answer is caring for others and changing their lives for the better. That’s what we’ve been doing for over 25 years.

We are looking for a Campaign Support Volunteer to:

  • support online fundraising events
  • take part in Human Appeal’s online campaigns and online fundraising initiatives

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

5. Flat Sustainability Champion

The Green Guild and SOS-UK are offering the opportunity to take a leading role in sustainability in your Halls of Residence. As a Flat Sustainability Champion (FSC) you will encourage flatmates to improve energy saving, recycling and other behaviour changes. It will also involve learning more about other issues covering the UN Sustainable Development Goals and taking part in competitions.

Whether you are already an activist taking action on the climate crisis or you are new to the issue and would like to learn something new, this opportunity is open to anybody living in University Halls of Residence. You will receive training in sustainability and how to be an FSC.

This role is a part of the Halls Sustainability Programme – the more that you and your flatmates take part, the more likely that your halls will win the end of year prize (including free Ben and Jerry’s ice cream!)

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

Find lots more opportunities via the Guild’s Volunteer pages.