Volunteering Opportunities

You may notice a few less opportunities than normal but we are busy working away in the background to find you ways to participate with your local community during Covid - 19. Email volunteers@bath.ac.uk if you have any questions. 

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  • Medical Detection Dogs logo

    Regional Support Team

    Medical Detection Dogs

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Jun 2021 and 01 Dec 2021. Closing date for applications is 31 Jul.

    Are you looking for an interesting, challenging, and engaging volunteer role? Would you like to make a real difference to people’s lives whilst learning new skills and having fun?We are looking for members of our Regional Support Teams across the South West to help raise awareness and funds for our work. You will learn new skills, build your CV, meet lots of new people, gain confidence, and contribute directly to a really worthwhile cause.

    Being a part of the regional support team could involve:

    - Conducting talks in person or via Zoom to share our work with community groups, schools, and businesses.
    - Attending events to raise awareness of the charity
    - Collection pot distribution
    - Leaflet distribution
    - Supermarket collections
    - Organising your own event
    - Taking part in challenge events, such as charity runs
    - Meeting with other team members to create new ideas to raise money and awareness

    We will ensure the role fits to your interests, or where you would like to develop your skills.
    You can give as much or as little of your time as you would like, volunteering just the once or an ongoing basis. Anyone can get involved!

    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer, Fundraiser
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • IT Skills
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
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    Virtual Role - Missing Maps

    SU Volunteering

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people. If you are interested in this role, when you sign up the details will be sent to you via email.

    • Work withOther
    • Role TypeMicro-volunteering, Virtual
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    Virtual Role - Be My Eyes

    SU Volunteering

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Bringing sight to blind and low-vision people. Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. How it works Every day, sighted volunteers lend their eyes to solve tasks big and small to help blind and low-vision people lead more independent lives. Sighted volunteer receives video call As a sighted volunteer you can help just by installing the Be My Eyes app. A blind or a low-vision user may need help with anything from checking expiry dates, distinguishing colors, reading instructions or navigating new surroundings

    • Role TypeVirtual
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    Virtual Role - Instant Wild

    SU Volunteering

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    ZSL’s Instant Wild empowers you to take part in vital conservation work by bringing you LIVE images and videos from amazing locations all around the world for you to identify. You don’t need any special expertise to take part – help is provided in our handy Field Guides – simply sign up and start tagging the animals in the images. Your involvement will not only contribute to conservation but you’ll also get a window into the some of the world’s wildest places. What rare species will you find? Currently only available on Iphone and Ipad

    • Role TypeVirtual
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    Virtual Role - Zooniverse!

    SU Volunteering

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    What is the Zooniverse? The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. Our goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical, otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications. At the Zooniverse, anyone can be a researcher You don’t need any specialised background, training, or expertise to participate in any Zooniverse projects. We make it easy for anyone to contribute to real academic research, on their own computer, at their own convenience. You’ll be able to study authentic objects of interest gathered by researchers, like images of faraway galaxies, historical records and diaries, or videos of animals in their natural habitats. By answering simple questions about them, you’ll help contribute to our understanding of our world, our history, our Universe, and more. With our wide-ranging and ever-expanding suite of projects, covering many disciplines and topics across the sciences and humanities, there's a place for anyone and everyone to explore, learn and have fun in the Zooniverse. To volunteer with us, just go to the Projects page, choose one you like the look of, and get started.

    • Role TypeMicro-volunteering, Virtual
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    Virtual Role - United Nations Volunteer

    SU Volunteering

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective. When skilled, passionate individuals join forces online with great organizations working toward sustainable development goals, everyone wins.

    • Role TypeMicro-volunteering, Virtual
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    Virtual Role - Help cure diseases with your gaming PC

    SU Volunteering

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Together, we have created the most powerful supercomputer on the planet, and are using it to help understand SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and develop new therapies. We need your help pushing toward a potent, patent-free drug. Use your PC to help fight COVID-19.

    Folding@home is a project focused on disease research. The problems we’re solving require so many computer calcul­ations – and we need your help to find the cures!

    • Role TypeMicro-volunteering, Virtual
  • As you play Freerice and answer questions right, advertisements appear on your screen. When you see one of these advertisements, you trigger a financial payment to the World Food Programme (WFP) to support its work saving and changing lives around the world. In the game, these payments are represented via grains of rice. The amount of money generated when you see an advertisement can vary, but is roughly equivalent to what the World Food Programme spends to purchase 5 grains of rice.

    • Role TypeMicro-volunteering, Virtual
  • Museum of East Asian Art logo

    Front of House Volunteer

    Museum of East Asian Art

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2021 and 01 Sep 2022. Closing date for applications is 01 Oct.

    Front of House Volunteers provide a warm welcome to visitors, offer information about the Museum and ensure a high-quality visitor experience from the start to the end of their visit. Working on the front desk in the Museum Shop, you will provide excellent customer service, sell admission tickets and promote Museum products, as well as deal with any Front of House enquiries.

    Main duties

    • Greet and welcome all visitors to the Museum
    • Inform visitors about the Museum, temporary exhibitions and events programme
    • Process all Museum ticket admission sales, with Gift Aid when needed
    • Provide visitors with gallery guides and information about the Museum building
    • Actively promote products on sale to customers and process sales through the till
    • Answer the telephone, transfer calls to relevant staff and record any messages
    • Handle all Front of House enquiries for the Museum and redirect any group trips, school enquiries, or event bookings through to your supervisor or staff member
    • Promote and process Friends memberships, with Gift Aid when needed
    • Keep the Museum shop and front desk area clean, safe and tidy
    • Log your hours for Front of House shifts on the Volunteer Portal
    • Attend volunteer training sessions and exhibition briefings when necessary

    We are looking for volunteers who are…

    Socially outgoing, passionate about people and want to help! You enjoy selling products in a retail setting, are confident dealing with the till and telephone and are excited to represent the Museum through your positive approach. You may have an interest in the arts or East Asian culture, want to gain work experience, or perhaps you are new to Bath and want to meet new people. You won’t mind that sometimes it will be quieter than other times and are able to use your initiative when on your own.

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Children and Young People, Other
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Commercial Awareness
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Decision Making
    • Digital Practice
    • Enterprise
    • Initiative
    • IT Skills
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Time Management
  • Museum of East Asian Art logo

    Micro-Volunteering

    Museum of East Asian Art

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2021 and 01 Sep 2022. Closing date for applications is 01 Oct.

    Micro Volunteers help with ad-hoc projects for the Museum that require no regular volunteering commitments. These projects could involve online content creation, translation work, proofing, transcribing, data entry, archiving, research or tidying and organising. You can sign up for a micro volunteering opportunity through the Volunteer Newsletter and work remotely or at the Museum depending on the project requirements.

    We are looking for volunteers who…

    • Are flexible, keen to get involved and want to help!
    • Have good initiative, attention to detail and organisation skills
    • Are happy to work by themselves, either remotely or at the Museum
    • Have skills that they wish to share or develop
    • Enjoy small, bite-sized projects
    • Can offer a small amount of time to the Museum
    • Want to fit volunteering into their lives in a manageable way

    • Work withOther
    • Role TypeMicro-volunteering
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Decision Making
    • Digital Practice
    • Initiative
    • IT Skills
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Time Management
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