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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
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
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
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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