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Summer Volunteering Opportunities

Summer Volunteering Opportunities

Looking for ways to get involved with the local community over the summer months? Check out our list of student friendly volunteering opportunities

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Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills and meet like minded people this Summer. Helping others even helps you too! Volunteering has been shown to boost your mental health and improve wellbeing.

Volunteering gives you unique experiences and a chance to pick up softer skills, practical skills and extra knowledge that you can highlight to potential employers. Organisations love to hear what passions you pursue and what challenges you've faced that are different to those found at a placement year or internship. 

Volunteering is good for you. Scientific studies have shown that helping others can contribute to our own happiness by experiencing more positive emotions and boosting our self-confidence. It can reduce stress and help us feel calmer too. Studies show that when we do kind things it can literally gives our brain a happiness boost.  
BBC Radio 4 - Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley, Volunteer


Volunteer roles available now

So why not do some volunteering to get outside in nature, connect across generations, or bag yourself a bargain working in one of Bath's brilliant charity shops. Here are some of the volunteering roles on offer in Bath over Summer:

Pots and Pans Coordinator
Help the University prepare for their sustainability fair and do good for charity, the university and the environment! 

Supporting People with Dementia
A vital and caring role meeting and greeting patients, offering support to patients or loved ones and supporting patients at organised courses/workshops.

Oasis Food Pantry Volunteer
Helping the set up and delivery teams at an Oasis affordable food pantries for people on low incomes in the city centre and Southdown. 

Young Carer Volunteer
Helping young people who care for others to take time for themselves, connect with others and have fun.

Charity shop volunteers 
Chat to locals at the till and grab yourself some lovely bargains at one of Bath's 20 charity shops. Check locations here https://g.co/kgs/m4Sw8H  and contact them direct.

There are many more charities and organisations who would be pleased of the help over summer and offer great opportunities to improve employability skills and socialise while helping others. See our Volunteering Opportunities webpage. 


Think big
for 2024-25

If you're looking to make a bigger impact in student volunteering, why not take a lead role and help shape a Student Volunteering Project and the activities it runs by being a Student Project Leader in the 2024-25 academic year? Projects such as V Kind Opportunity Details (thesubath.com), V Code Opportunity Details (thesubath.com) and more still have space for passionate project leaders. To find out more email V Team at vteam@bath.ac.uk