The Guild work alongside hundreds of charities to share opportunities where you can make a difference in an area you are really passionate about. Whether it’s climate change, protecting animals, or helping children learn to read, there’s a chance for you to live your values through volunteering.
Here are just some of the current volunteering opportunities for students to get involved with:
Peer Support Volunteer
One Wirral CIC (Community Interest Company) is a social enterprise which brings organisations and people together to achieve bigger and better things for the people of Wirral.
They need peer support volunteers to help to run group session for people with long term health conditions such as Fibromyalgia and Long-Covid. You’ll be the helping hand making sure the support group runs smoothly.
Mental Health Charity Volunteer
The Be Free Campaign aims to demolish the stigma behind mental health and promote the free expression of individual values. They work with schools, hospitals and community centres, delivering talks and workshops on mental health and wellbeing.
Volunteering with the Be Free Campaign can involve anything from research to teaching to live music events! The beauty of campaigning for mental health is the sheer scope of what is possible in regards to raising awareness, fundraising and engaging people in the conversation around mental health.
English and Maths Tutor
Action Tutoring is an education charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve meaningful qualifications on leaving primary and secondary school. They partner volunteer tutors with school pupils to increase their subject knowledge, whilst building on confidence and study skills. They are an official provider for the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), a government initiative to support disadvantaged pupils to recover from the educational disruption caused by COVID-19.
Leave Liverpool Tidy Volunteer
The Guild’s Leave Liverpool Tidy project is back, and they need your help! In collaboration with the British Heart Foundation, volunteers will be helping to reduce, reuse and recycle our way to a tidier Liverpool.
In addition to fun, sustainability-focused activities, volunteers will be helping with a project at the end of the year to distribute charity boxes, bags, and information flyers around halls of residence and student dense residential areas. This aims to encourage students to donate their unwanted clothes, homeware and food to the charities in order to avoid unnecessary waste and environmental implications.
Comms and Social Media Volunteer
The Brain Charity provides national support for all neurological conditions. They offer a range of services including counselling, confidence building courses, employment support, welfare benefits advice, support for carers and a national information & advice service.
This is the chance to put your studies into practice and learn how to write tight, accurate copy, hone your SEO skills, think up gripping headlines and calls to action and get a whole load of real-world marketing experience for your CV.
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.