Volunteering is a great way to enhance your CV, make friends, and boost your personal skills, whilst also giving something back to the wider community.
The Guild offers a host of ways to volunteer, whether on campus or with organisations outside the University. Here are just a few of the many opportunities currently on offer:
Swap Shop Assistant
Leave Liverpool Tidy is a reduce, reuse recycle project that aims to encourage mindful consumption and better waste management. Our Black Friday Swap Shop (25 November) is a Leave Liverpool Tidy event that gives students the opportunity to donate unwanted goods and “purchase ” something new without the negative environmental impact.
The volunteering role of Swap Shop Assistant will be required to help sort through donations, hang clothes on rails and lay homeware and shoes on tables. Throughout the swap shop, the rails will need replenishing and tidying. Volunteers will also be required to act as a cashier, exchanging the tokens for items.
Litter Picking Volunteer
This volunteering opportunity is a part of our wider Leave Liverpool Tidy project which is in collaboration with British Heart Foundation and Fareshare, a local food donation charity. Both charities support us as we work to get students involved in donating any unwanted food, clothes and homeware, particularly during the end of term. Our other Leave Liverpool Tidy activities involve clothing swap shops, zero waste cooking workshops, CPR training with British Heart Foundation and promoting our end of year donation points.
Oxfam Garston/Smithdown Road/Allerton Road/Bold Street – Saturday Volunteers
Oxfam are looking for Volunteers to help Oxfam’s fight to support the world’s most vulnerable communities.
We’re looking for adult volunteers (18+) who can give 4-8 hours (or more!) of their time in the shop on a Saturday, and we’re excited to welcome brand new volunteers to our stores!
Liverpool Guild of Students is inviting you to join us as a volunteer for weekly gardening sessions around the Central Teach Hub/Labs- our campus garden (also where hedgehogs have been sighted!) It is a great opportunity to get involved with a brand-new project and experience planting, harvesting and general maintenance of the CTH Garden. So why not spend an afternoon learning some gardening skills and helping to reduce the Guild’s carbon footprint? All materials will be provided so just bring yourself and get stuck in!
Stick ‘n’ Step Charity Volunteer – John Lewis, Liverpool One
Christmas time is such a special time for people who are looking to give back. We need some volunteers to help with bucket collections. We are looking for 8 volunteers to help engage with the public to donate in our charity buckets at Liverpool One – John Lewis on Sunday 11 December.
Find your opportunity
The Guild Volunteering Service can help you find the right charity or organisation for you – they work with hundreds so you will have plenty of opportunity to make a difference in an area you care about.
- Check out the volunteering section of the Guild website
- Get signed up as a Student Volunteer
- Find your perfect opportunity
If you want to find out more or need any extra support with your applications the Guild Volunteering Team are available to help. Just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.