Local Volunteering Opportunities

Local Volunteering Opportunities

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For a list of volunteering opportunities please click here.

 

PARKRUN VOLUNTEERS

The Parkrun programme requires volunteers and help is needed every Saturday from 8.30am-10.30am (approx.) although shorter periods are also possible. The 5k your way: move against cancer group join the main group on the last Saturday of the month and add some 50-60 runners so they would be particularly happy for help on these Saturdays. For further information go to   http://www.parkrun.org.uk/leicestervictoria/ or email leicestervictoriahelpers@parkrun.com

 

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) - Garden Birdwatch programme

Please see full details here: (https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/gbw/join-gbw)

The programme costs £17 to join but the beauty is that it can be carried out from home so no costly travel expenses or safeguarding issues.

One hour per week is spent logging the birds seen in the garden then results are uploaded to the BTO website.

The results submitted by volunteers across the country help scientists to gauge changes in species numbers across the country (indicative of climate change / habitat loss) and so this is an ideal opportunity for young people interested in science and the environment employing a number of vital skills including observation and recording. BTO Garden Birdwatch currently one of the largest Citizen Science projects in the Country.

BTO say: “We have a number of young people who already do that and we'd love to see more young people getting involved. They just need to email through to gbw@bto.org to let us know their intention so we can keep on track”.

BTO will also provide an assessor report.

 

Bamboozle Theatre Company

Bamboozle is a Leicester based charity with over twenty years’ experience in creating and delivering immersive, multi sensory experiences for children with profound and complex needs and children who are on the autistic spectrum.

A lot goes on in the background to ensure that Bamboozle can carry on its inspirational work with children, young people, and their families, which makes a huge difference in the community.

For more information: Bamboozle Theatre Company

 

Beauchamp Archive Opportunity

The Oadby Stakeholder group is looking for Student or Students to update and digitise the paper records contained within an Archive at College. This would be a regular commitment so that you can manage your time to fit with your other priorities. For further information email Chris Swan at swans@swansweb.co.uk

 

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland – Air Ambulance – Fundraising

This organisation is looking for volunteers to support fund raising at various events mainly from April through to September. You will be required to complete a mimum number of hours in line with the level of yor DofE Award.

Anne Bond, the Oadby Community Volunteer can offer advice and more information. She can be contacted using email: a.a.r.bond@btinternet.com . Also check the website at: https://theairambulanceservice.org.uk/

 

 

Wigston Brass Band

Volunteers are needed to sit in with our group of new players to support their playing & help them read & follow the music.

The players also go out in to the community to perform concerts alongside the other two bands in The Organisation – playing support would be most welcomed at these events too.

Wigston Brass Band

 

Local Charities Information

Organisation
City
County
Website
Minimum Age
Extra Information
Action Homeless
YES
NO
16
(Hostel support you must be over 18) Most 16 and 17 year olds are on college/school placements
Barnardos
YES
YES
14
Roles include: retail and fundraising.     Training, insurance and supervision all included.
Blue Cross
YES
YES
16
National Citizen Service Social Action partner, DoE, campaigning and retail
Boys Brigade
YES
YES
14
Young Leader roles, supporting in running the groups
British Red Cross
YES
YES
15
Roles include: retail and fundraising.     Supporter of Vinspired and DoE
British Youth Council
NO
NO
 
A variety of roles and opportunities available. Get in touch for more info
Brocks Hill Country Park, Fludes Lane and Pochins Bridge (Green Spaces)
NO
YES
 
Conservation volunteer members. Survey work. Help in the centres for events, fundraising and activities.
Citizens Advice
YES
YES
16
Roles include: telephone assessors, advisers, fundraisers, receptionists, trustees, information/digital assistants
Curve
YES
NO
16
Roles include: customer service, theatre experience and fundraising
Giving Nation
YES
YES
 
Community and social action ran by young people. Normally supported by their school.  There are two opportunities, one for mainstream schools, another for SEN and other special settings.
GVI
NO
NO
15
International opportunities. Supports ASDAN (helps university applications)
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
YES
YES
14
Youth Champion Programme (14-18), set young people to lead in marking HMD in schools, colleges, youth groups and workplaces.
Leicester City Council
YES
NO
16
Roles include: festivals, museums, libraries, parks and open spaces and adult social care.      Requires adult supervision
Leicester Police
YES
YES
16
Role: Police Support Volunteer (PSV)       Recruitment takes around 3 months.    Expenses, training and insurance included.
Leicester Police
YES
YES
13
Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) for 13 - 17 year old. Next intake is MARCH 2019.   DoE Award. Community work, events, fundraising
Leicestershire Libraries
YES
YES
16
Home Library Service, Summer Reading Support, Digital Club, English Conversation groups, Toddler Time, Homework Help and Listening to Children.
Leicestershire Libraries (Coalville and Ashby)
NO
YES
14
Working with young people, to encourage them to perform the Summer Reading Challenge.
Leicestershire Libraries (Hinckley)
NO
YES
14
Working with young people, to encourage them to perform the Summer Reading Challenge.
Leicestershire Libraries (Wigston)
NO
YES
12
Working with young people, to encourage them to perform the Summer Reading Challenge.
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT)
YES
YES
16
2-5 hours a week, more than 6 months. Roles include, user engagement, access and resource support, safe well happy, customer service, admin and reception, catering and hospitality, learning and development, arts and music, fundraising and ward assistants roles
Loros
YES
YES
 
Roles include: retail, catering, stock photography, day therapy support, ward companions, community work, clerical, telephone and face-to-face befriending
Melton Carnegie Museum
NO
YES
13
Thursday Nights, 4:30 - 6:30pm 7 week project (starting 11th May). Young Volunteer Museum Group
Original Volunteers
NO
NO
16
Variety of international opportunities.    UNDER 16s REQUIRE ACCOMPANIMENT
Oxfam
YES
YES
14
Roles include: retail, fundraising, local campaigning. DoE Award
PDSA
NO
YES
14
Roles include: retail, admin, office, work experience and DoE
Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)
YES
YES
14
Mostly retail, but some community roles as well.      Excellent induction, training, supervision, expenses and insurance.
RSPCA
NO
YES
16
Kennel Assistant, Feline and Rabbit Care, Fundraising, Charity Shop, Reception and Admin
Scope
YES
YES
14
Retail and Admin. Work with schools and colleges to provide roles. Able to gain NVQs
Scouts
YES
YES
14
Young Leader roles, supporting in running the groups
St John's Ambulance
YES
YES
10
Allows young people to volunteer at community things and learn first aid.
Sue Ryder
YES
YES
16
Roles include: retail
UK Youth Parliament
YES
YES
11
Anyone aged 11-18 can stand as an MYP.
Vinspired
YES
YES
14
Roles include: Journalism, retail, fundraising and customer service
Vista
YES
YES
CONTACT FOR DETAILS
Retail, Admin, Social Groups and Fundraising
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
YES
NO
14
Summer 2019. Must commit to at least 1 full week. 9 weeks available.  Supporting leaders of activities, admin, housekeeping and safety on site.
Age UK
YES
YES
16
Retail, befriending, admin, campaigning and fundraising
The Real Junk Food Project (Leicester)
YES
NO
16
(Under 18s need parental consent) Café support (catering and hospitality), food collection, social media, event, promotion and marketing, art and design, admin and fundraising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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