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Volunteering Bulletin

Welcome to the BCU volunteering bulletin!

Here you will find all the volunteering opportunities currently listed with our programme. Many different activities and roles are available throughout the year with a range of commitments, from short term, one-off projects to more long-term, regular opportunities. This bulletin is divided into different categories depending on the nature of the opportunity, so ensure you scroll down fully to check the full list of roles. Make sure you are signed into ICity as most of the roles are accessed through our portal system.

Covid- 19 update: whilst there are some face to face volunteering opportunities available, most have moved online or via telephone and can be accessed remotely. If you do decide to take part in face to face volunteering, we highly recommend you follow the advice that’s been provided by the NHS and do not take undue risks with your personal health.

Looking to gain experience in a particular area?

Whatever your skills, passions, interests and goals, the Volunteering team at BCU can help you find the right opportunity. Offering a tailored service, we work to source roles that are relevant to your degree or career prospects. We can also help you present volunteering on your CV when looking for a graduate job. For further guidance, book an appointment with Eva here or email volunteering@bcu.ac.uk.

We love to hear about your volunteering experiences so let us know if you have started volunteering! You can submit a case study of your experience for our #FeatureFriday initiative on social media – each month we select the best entry to win an amazon voucher. Follow us on social media: LinkedIn: BCUVolunteering | Twitter: @BcuVolunteering | Instagram: volunteering_bcu

Did you know you can also record volunteering activities and hours to go towards your Graduate+ award? Click on the relevant links depending on the hours you want to record: Bronze (Explore & Register) Silver (50 hours) Gold (100 Hours) Platinum (150 hours) Please note, you will need to be logged in to access the page.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games 🏅

Fancy being a part of the biggest sporting and cultural event ever held in the city? 🤸‍♀️ Over 12,500 volunteers are needed for The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Roles and locations vary, so there is something for everyone! Find out how to get involved and how you can access BCU support below.

Health, Education & Care

Online reading volunteer - Bookmark

International Orientation Buddy - International Office, BCU

National Support Line Operator Placement Volunteer - British Red Cross

Birmingham Outreach Pastor - Network Four, Birmingham City Centre

Doing Things Differently Volunteer (Supporting Blind And Visually Impaired Adults) - Sandwell Visually Impaired

Mentor - Mosaic Secondary School Group Mentoring Programme - The Princes Trust, Birmingham

Youth Engagement Officer & Mentor - Himaya Haven, Birmingham

Activities mentor - The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton

Childline Volunteer Counsellor - Birmingham (or remote)

A Variety of Roles - CASBA

CYP Therapeutic Support worker - The Haven, Wolverhampton

CYP Creche Worker - The Haven, Wolverhampton

Vaccination Care Volunteer/Patient Advocate/Vaccination Volunteer - St John Ambulance

Student Mentor - IntoUniversity

Tutor, The Access Project (remote)

Helpline volunteer - Shout, Remote

English and maths (online and in person), Volunteer tutor - Action Tutoring, Birmingham

Barnardos Think Family Volunteer (Autism & CSE support) - Various locations in Birmingham

Barnardos Health & Wellbeing volunteer (children's services) - Birmingham

Care Ambassador - West Midlands Care association - Birmingham

Energy Disability Champion - Temporarily virtual

ROAR volunteer mentor (male) - Cherished, Birmingham

Children's Hospital Ward Visitors -Radio Lollipop, Birmingham.

Check In And Chat Volunteer - Royal Voluntary service, United Kingdom.

Community Response Volunteers - Royal Voluntary service, United Kingdom.

Patient Support Volunteer-Hospital Based - Royal Voluntary service, United Kingdom.

Youth Leader - Scouts, West Midlands, UK.

Volunteer Blogger - Student Minds, West Midlands, UK.

Ambassadors - Papyrus, West Midlands.

Creative, Design & Media

Graphic Designer - Dudley Lodge, West Midlands (from home)

Fashion Designer - Hampers For Heroes, Solihull (from home)

Threads Together Volunteer - Birmingham Commonwealth Games Project

CITY HOSTS - Coventry City of Culture - Coventry

A range of remote media roles

Social Media And Digital Content Volunteer, The Vegan Society (remote)

Graphic Designer - Aspire 4 U, Birmingham (remote)

Creative Genius - Project COFFE, Nottingham (remote)

Summer Activities Volunteer - Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham

Exhibition Volunteer - Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Event Volunteer - Writing West Midlands, West Midlands

Digital Specialist - Halstead 21st Century Group, Halstead (mainly remote)

Illustrator/Graphic Designer - Numberfit, Amersham (remote)

Video Editor - Numberfit, Amersham (remote)

Sport & Fitness

Various Opportunities - Birmingham Inclusive Sports Festival, Birmingham

Volunteer Lifeguard - Moseley Road Baths, Birmingham

Athletics Coach - Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club, Sutton Coldfield

Athletics Official - Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club, Sutton Coldfield

Club Helper - Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club, Sutton Coldfield

Activity Worker - Carers Trust, Solihull

Various Roles - Cannon Hill Parkrun, Birmingham

Law, Crime & Politics

Student Campaigner - Oxfam Activist Network

Volunteer Befriender - New Bridge Foundation, remote

Customer service/Admin - Citizens Advice, Birmingham

Advice & Information assistant - Citizens Advice, Birmingham

Witness Service Court Volunteer - Citizens Advice, Wolverhampton

Various Roles - The Faith & Belief Forum, Birmingham

Various Roles - West Midlands Police

Business, IT, Tech

ITCanHelp Volunteer - Ability Net

Formula Student - IMECHE

GreenPower Volunteer - IMECHE

Tech Volunteer - FreeUKGenealogy

Technology Volunteer, RNIB

Oxfam Shop Volunteer - Birmingham

Various Roles - Rising Girl

Office Volunteer - The Princes Trust

Office Volunteer (Fairbridge) - The Princes Trust

Digital Marketing Volunteer - Himaya Haven, Birmingham

Various Roles - CodeYourFuture, Birmingham (remote)

Marketing & Comms - Caudwell Children, West Midlands

Service Delivery - Caudwell Children, West Midlands

Income Generation - Caudwell Children, West Midlands

Various Roles - Carers Trust Solihull

Fundraising Committee Member, Community Ambassador - John Taylor Hospice, Birmingham/remote

History, Conservation & Environment

Research officer - West Midlands Police Museum, Birmingham

Nature Force Volunteer - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Birmingham

Reserves Ranger Volunteer - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Birmingham

Community Engagement - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Birmingham

Various opportunities - Canal and River Trust

Various opportunities - National Trust

Community Litter Picking - Birmingham City Council, Birmingham

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