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. Make sure you are signed into ICity as most of the roles are accessed through our portal system.
Whilst there are some face to face volunteering opportunities available, due to the pandemic, 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.
This bulletin is divided into different categories depending on the nature of the opportunity, so you can either scroll down or click on the below links to find those suited to the areas you are interested in:
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 job opportunites. For further guidance, book an appointment with Eva here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. If you have any questions you can email email@example.com or book a tutorial.
Birmingham Outreach Pastor
Network Four, Birmingham City Centre
Birmingham Pastors is a project by NetworkFour which involves a volunteer street care team based in and around the city centre offering pastoral care to those in need. Connected by radios to central city CCTV (City Watch), our volunteer pastors will work daily alongside police, retail security, street wardens and ambulance services.
Doing Things Differently Volunteer (Supporting Blind And Visually Impaired Adults)
Sandwell Visually Impaired, Sandwell
Support blind and visually impaired adults to safely engage in their chosen activities in the ‘new normal’ environment. By supporting them, you will help them to gain confidence and adjust to life in the world of Covid-19.
Youth Engagement Officer & Mentor
Himaya Haven, Birmingham
As a mentor, you will work alongside teachers, other staff and professionals figuring out the needs of individuals who require help and how to overcome barriers that are preventing them from achieving their full potential.
The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton
Be part of an internationally award-winning mentoring programme & use your experiences to make a lasting impact on a young person!
Childline Volunteer Counsellor
Birmingham, UK wide or remote
As a Childline volunteer you'll be there for young people when they feel they have no one else to turn to, by giving a regular shift of up to 4 hours each week at one of our 12 Childline bases across the UK.
Wellbeing/money mentor & group support
We provide advocacy services to help adults in South Birmingham to deal with difficult situations.
CYP Therapeutic Support worker
The Haven, Wolverhampton
The Haven Wolverhampton is an independent charity which supports women and dependent children who are affected by Domestic abuse and homelessness. You will complete 1-1 therapeutic work with CYP that are both within refuge and community that have behavioural and emotional needs.
CYP Creche Worker
The Haven, Wolverhampton
You will work with CYP and offer a creche facility to those within refuge setting
St John Ambulance, Birmingham
As a volunteer you can be part of the team that saves lives, whether it's helping people in the community, providing first aid at events, or supporting the NHS.
IntoUniversity, Birmingham (remotre or in-person)
The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme matches a young person (aged 10-17) with a volunteer, giving them the opportunity to receive tailored, one-to-one support for their academic attainment, social skills and future planning.
, The Access Project (remote)
The Access Project, an education charity, supports disadvantaged young people to progress to university. We are looking for undergraduates, postgraduates, staff, and alumni who would be able to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, 1 hour a week in term-time Sept-Nov 2021- Summer 2022 to support them with their academic studies.
Volunteer Tutor- English And Maths
Action Tutoring (remote or in person)
Volunteering with Action Tutoring is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people living in your community.
Volunteer Blogger - Student Minds, West Midlands, UK.
Barnardos Think Family Volunteer (Autism & CSE support)
Various locations in Birmingham
Direct targeted work with the young person and family members, individually and collectively, to provide emotional and practical support, building self-esteem, confidence, knowledge and resilience.
Barnardos Health & Wellbeing volunteer (children's services)
Various locations in Birmingham
Birmingham Forward Steps Services provide health and wellbeing support within children’s centres across Birmingham.
As a volunteer counsellor you will volunteering in CHAMS setting and hold a small caseload of children and young people with a variety of different needs including children and young people with a history of traumatic events, inclusive of domestic violence or sexual abuse.
Children's Activity Volunteer
Caudwell Children, Birmingham
We're looking for volunteers to assist community activity music and engagement sessions and support our upcoming project, “All Roads Lead to Alexander”.
Disability Energy Champion Volunteer (Family Support)
Caudwell Children, Birmingham
Caudwell Children are looking for Disability Energy Champion Volunteers to help with our Warm Homes project- a funded project across several UK cities, supporting the parents/carers of disabled children in their own home
Patient support (Hospital Based)/Check In & Chat/Community Response Volunteers
Royal Voluntary Service, UK wide
You could be a pair of hands in someone’s garden, a friendly face for a patient in hospital, helping to run a yoga club, chatting to someone in their own language… Whatever your “something special” is, we’ll help you match it with the volunteering opportunity that’s right for you.
Work directly with young people aged 6-18 through our Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer groups, known as sections – helping young people gain skills for life through activities and adventures.
Papyrus, West Midlands
Raising awareness of PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide by delivering 30 minute talks to professionals and groups.
Student Minds, UK wide (remote)
By telling your stories and sharing tips and advice you can help show other students that they are not alone, recovery is possible and you can still succeed at university despite experiencing mental health difficulties
Volunteer Business Assistant
The mission of EmployabilityUK is to facilitate employer engagement to enhance the aspirations, opportunities and career prospects of enthusiastic and committed young people.
Recruitment Coordinator/ Communications officer/ Administration
Teenage Helpline are to provide the first stepping-stone for young people who may need to get professional support, but do not feel comfortable seeking this support for themselves. Not only this, but we also provide mentoring for young people who do not need professional support, but who need a little extra attention and support to help them cope with other personal issues.
Virtual Fundraising Volunteer/Social media Volunteer
As a volunteer with YHA you will contribute towards young people's experiences, giving them life skills like travelling independently, team working and inspiring them to aim high in their own lives.
Aspire 4 U
Aspire4u is a Community Interest Company serving communities, young people, and organisations across the West Midlands. they are looking for an attentive individual to support our team, projects, and keep our systems organised.
Volunteer Coordinator/Food Collection Volunteer/Project Leader
Food Cycle Birmingham
FoodCycle combines surplus food, volunteers and free kitchen space to create nutritious, three-course meals for the community.
Community Fundraiser for a Women's Empowerment Charity
Rising Girl is looking for motivated individuals to lead their community fundraising efforts. We are a Birmingham-based small charity empowering girls aged 11-18 in school through our educational Rise Together programme
Volunteer Team Leader
As a lead volunteer, you will assist the shop manager in leading, managing and planning for the development of a shop team.
Digital Marketing Volunteer
Himaya Haven, Birmingham
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual who would help our experienced digital marketing work create social media campaigns for our clients across all the social media channels. The role will involve for example learning about and managing WordPress, creating high-quality social media posts, graphic design and producing high quality written content.
Fundraising and Leadership Volunteer
Caudwell Children, West Midlands
Caudwell Children are looking for volunteer Supporter Growth Coach Volunteers – assisting with the recruitment, organisation and supervision of fundraising volunteers, raising money to help us provide practical and emotional support to the families of disabled children across the UK.
Funding Research Volunteer
Carers Trust Solihull
We're looking for someone who has an interest in research and information gathering, possibly creating tables of information to compare funders. Will create a spreadsheet with findings and report back to the fundraising volunteer. Helping with ideas and actively investigating funding opportunities as part of a small team.
John Taylor Hospice, Birmingham/remote
As a Community Ambassador for John Taylor Hospice you will help to spread the word about the valuable work we do and help us reach more community groups and organisations in our local area.
John Taylor Hospice, Birmingham
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who could spend time helping to maintain our gardens at our main hospice site in Erdington. You will be part of a team of volunteers who will be on hand to support the day-to-day upkeep of our garden spaces.
West Midlands Police Museum, Birmingham
There are lots of volunteering opportunities available within the West Midlands Police Museum. Currently we need people to help us research former officers on genealogy sites & write up material for museum & website displays
Various opportunities - Canal and River Trust
Various opportunities - National Trust
Community Litter Picking - Birmingham City Council, Birmingham