Volunteering opportunities to get involved with this month

Volunteering University of Liverpool

Now that the teaching year is over, the summer can be a great time to volunteer, learn new skills that enhance your CV and employability and make new friends. The Guild has a range of volunteering opportunities on campus, in the local area and beyond. Here are five opportunities from the broad range currently available:

The Conservation Volunteers Merseyside

The Conservation Volunteers connect people to the green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community. They bring people together to create, improve, and care for green spaces from urban to rural, local parks and community gardens to local nature reserves and sites of special scientific interest such as wetlands and woodlands.

This is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded people who work in nature, strengthening biodiversity. In this current project, you’d be helping to restore and encourage the development of a heathland so that butterflies, dragonflies and other species have the suitable food sources. You don’t need to be physically fit, just a willing attitude. Most of all, this an opportunity to put something back in the community while you feel the benefits of being in nature and get plenty of fresh air!

Mental Health Charity Social Media Assistant

The Be Free Campaign aims to demolish the stigma behind mental health and promote the free expression of individual values. This charity works across the country to raise awareness of mental health, mental wellbeing and the stigma that stops many people from getting the help that they need. Their website provides a hub for information about mental health, stories that inspire people to get help and places where help can be accessed.

Become a volunteer Social Media Assistant and support online campaigns aimed at universities and government to improve their mental health support offerings. You’ll develop key skills in creativity and design, marketing and project and time management.

Sports Session Support Volunteer

If you’re passionate about sport and working with young people, volunteering as a Sport Session Support Volunteer at Wirral Youth Zone, or ‘The Hive’ as its known, is the perfect fit!  Located in the centre of Birkenhead, WYZ provides local young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. Their facilities include a climbing wall, boxing gym, music suite, salon, art room, rooftop football pitch and sensory room.

The Hive is a magical place to volunteer. You don’t need any formal qualifications, just an interest in supporting young people, and you will receive full youth work training on how to engage and work with this community.

Ebay Listings 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.

The charity is looking for a motivated and reliable individual to help them raise funds via Ebay. You’ll be cataloguing items and providing photos for listings. This is a great opportunity to add administrative and creative skills to your skillset.

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.

  1. Check out the volunteering section of the Guild website
  2. Get signed up as a Student Volunteer
  3. 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 guildvol@liverpool.ac.uk