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If you would like to volunteer during the Covid-19 pandemic, please understand that there are associated risks beyond our control and that you are choosing to volunteer at your own risk.

 Please consider the following when deciding to start or continue a volunteering role:

  • You must follow all government issued or locally given health and safety warnings or instructions given to you regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • You must not volunteer outside of your home if you, or a member of your household, has any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). In this case, please refer to up to date government guidelines.
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  • Farleigh Hospice logo

    Farleigh Hospice Volunteering Roles

    Farleigh Hospice

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The volunteer roles within Farleigh Hospice are as diverse as the volunteers themselves. Volunteers play a vital role in everything we do at Farleigh Hospice.

    Volunteer Roles include:

    •  Shop Assistant
    •  Volunteer Gardener

    For more information about the currently available volunteer roles and the application process, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsEnvironment, Retail, Sport and Recreation
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • Problem-solving
    • Self-Management
    • Team Work
  • InterAct logo

    Interact Volunteering Roles

    InterAct

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    At InterAct we deliver support where it is needed most – in the heart of the community. Our work is challenging, but extremely rewarding. Volunteers are crucial to the work we do – bringing a fresh perspective and much needed resource.

    Volunteer Roles include:

    Garden Volunteer
    Group Activities Volunteer 

    For more information about the currently available volunteer roles and the application process, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsBefriending and Mentoring, Children and Youth, Disability, Environment, Sport and Recreation
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • Self-Management
    • Social Responsibility
    • Team Work
  • Sanctus Homeless Charity logo

    Sanctus Volunteering Roles

    Sanctus Homeless Charity

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Sanctus is a vital charity which feeds the growing number of homeless, hungry and vulnerable individuals in our city. We run a free café offering breakfast, hot and cold drinks, snacks and a cooked homemade lunch. We are also able to help by offering 1:1 support and counselling, group sessions, training courses and a range of enrichment activities including a Book Club, Music Club and Allotment Project. Sanctus have a key team of invaluable volunteers ranging from students to trained service users, professionals and other members of the local community. We need people to help in a variety of front line services

    Sanctus Volunteering Roles include:

    • Volunteer Café Assistant – Supporting in the homeless day centre, completing tasks such as food preparation, cooking, serving, washing up, cleaning and sorting donations.

    • Allotment Volunteer – Supporting at Sanctus’ local allotment, helping to maintain the site and grow fruit and vegetables which will be used in Sanctus’ café meals.

    • Food Collections Volunteer – Collecting food donations from local businesses and delivering them to the Sanctus café.

    For more information about the currently available volunteer roles and the application process, please click the ‘Send me application details’ button.

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsFood, Homelessness
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • Communication and Literacy
    • Self-Management
    • Social Responsibility
    • Team Work
  • IntoUniversity Clacton logo

    IntoUniversity Mentor Roles

    IntoUniversity Clacton

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme matches a young person (aged 7-18 years) with a current university student from Anglia Ruskin. They select young people they think will benefit – they might not know anyone who has been to university, parents might not have the time or skills to support them academically, they may have low confidence or want to know more about their future pathways.Mentoring pairs engage in activities to support the development of academic attainment, social skills, and exploring future options for one hour at least twice a month. Help change a young persons life!

    Mentor Roles include:
    • Face to face Mentor - only available to Chelmsford students
    • Online Mentor - this is available to ALL students at ALL of our campuses as the traning and mentoring can all be carried out remotely

    For more information about the currently available volunteer roles and the application process, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

    • Your CampusCambridge, Peterborough, Other, Chelmsford, London, Online / At Home
    • InterestsBefriending and Mentoring, Children and Youth, Culture, Education, Students Union/University
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • Application of IT
    • Communication and Literacy
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Intercultural Awareness
    • Numeracy
    • Problem-solving
    • Resilience
    • Self-Management
    • Social Responsibility
    • Team Work
  • Free Rice logo

    Free Rice Volunteer

    Free Rice

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Free Rice is an online microvolunteering quiz which is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.

    Expand your general knowledge whilst donating for a fantastic cause. You can answer questions on a variety of topics including French, the English Language or Science!

    Simply pick a catagory of questions, answer as many questions as you can, and for every correct answer you collect, you will donate 10 grains of rice for the World Food Programme.

    This opportunity is perfect for a spare 5 minutes, so get answering questions now!

    Simply head to freerice.com to get started, or download the app onto your phone to play on the go.

     

    • Your CampusCambridge, Peterborough, Other, Chelmsford, London, Online / At Home
    • InterestsEducation, Environment, Food
    • Frequency5 Minute Volunteering, On-Going
  • Post Pals logo

    Post Pals Volunteer

    Post Pals

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Post Pals, the charity helping you to ‘Post a Smile on a Sick Child’s Face’ by the sending of cards, letters, emails and little gifts to seriously ill children and their siblings in the UK. It couldn’t be easier for anyone of any age to get involved, requires no commitment and costs only a stamp and 5 minutes of your time.

    Three simple steps to brighton a sick childs day.

    1. Click on Find Pals, select a child and read their page

    2. Send a cheerful card, letter, email, or even a little gift to the child via the address on their page

    3. Sit back and know that a child's day will be brightened because of YOU

    • Your CampusCambridge, Peterborough, Other, Chelmsford, London, Online / At Home
    • InterestsArt and Design, Befriending and Mentoring, Children and Youth, Disability, Family
    • Frequency5 Minute Volunteering, On-Going
  • Alzheimer's Society Essex logo

    Alzheimer's Society Volunteering Roles

    Alzheimer's Society Essex

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    There are lots of great ways to support Alzheimer's Society, but our volunteers make a special difference for people affected by dementia.

    Volunteering Roles include:

    Side by Side Telephone Volunteer - Are you interested in supporting people living with dementia, enabling them to feel less lonely? If you are, and you feel confident using the telephone and enjoy talking with people, then this role could be for you. As a Side by Side Telephone Volunteer you’ll be regularly contacting people living with dementia, chatting with them about their interests and listening to what they want to talk about. By listening to people living with dementia, taking time to understand their needs and concerns, and helping them with their questions, you’ll enable them to feel less isolated, better informed and more confident.

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsBefriending and Mentoring, Elderly, Health
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • Communication and Literacy
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Resilience
    • Self-Management
  • Gamechanger is an app you can download on your phone and and play brain games for 5 minutes a day for a month - to help aid research into how the brain works. Researchers hope that if they can learn more about how the brain works - through how we interact with our smartphones - they can spot the very early changes in the brain of people with Dementia. Log on at https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/research/play-your-part/gamechanger and start playing!

    • Your CampusOnline / At Home
    • InterestsElderly, Health
    • Frequency5 Minute Volunteering
  • Goodgym Chelmsford logo

    Goodgym Group Runs

    Goodgym Chelmsford

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    GoodGym helps you get fit by doing good. We’re a group of runners that combines regular exercise with helping our communities.

    Volunteer Roles:
    • Group run member

    For more information about the role and the application process, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsSport and Recreation
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • Social Responsibility
  • Alzheimer's Society Essex logo

    Chelmsford Memory Walk Volunteer 10th October

    Alzheimer's Society Essex

    This opportunity takes place between 21 Sep 2021 and 08 Oct 2021.

    Dementia is the UK's biggest killer. 225,000 people will develop dementia this year, that’s one person every three minutes.Not one of our walks could happen without our amazing volunteers. By volunteering you will make a massive difference in the funding of vital dementia research, campaigns, and support services

    Chelmsford Memory Walk takes place on 10th October in Hylands Park, Chelmsford. When you sign up you can indicate which area of Memory Walk you would prefer to volunteer in - event site or route. The team allocates roles on the day of the event, and will always try to place you in a role that matches your preference. All roles are suitable for individuals or groups, so grab a friend to join you and enjoy the day together!

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsElderly, Family, Fundraising, Health
    • FrequencyOne-Off Events
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