Volunteering Opportunities

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  • V Team Student Volunteering logo

    Bath Half Official Marshal - SUNDAY 16 OCT 2022

    V Team Student Volunteering

    This opportunity takes place on 16 Oct 2022 Closing date for applications is 09 Oct.

    You will be an official marshal for the 2022 Bath Half. Making sure everything runs smoothly and supporting the wellbeing of the runners on the day. You will be cheering on all the runners, so be sure to wear a smile on the day! For everyone who Volunteers

    The Bath Half is the biggest fundraising event in the South West for a wide variety of charities adn we couldn't do it without the support of volunteers.

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Children and Young People
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Sport
    • Teamwork
  • Bath Foodcycle logo

    Volunteer Cook/Volunteer Host

    Bath Foodcycle

    This opportunity takes place between 07 Jul 2022 and 28 Oct 2022 Closing date for applications is 28 Oct.

    FoodCycle Bath is looking for volunteers cooks and hosts to help prep and serve our delicious free weekly meals.

    As a Cooking Volunteer you’ll join the kitchen team to help produce a three-course vegetarian meal using surplus food. You’ll contribute to recipe ideas, help with prepping the food, cooking the meal, and of course clearing up afterwards! You’ll be supported by a FoodCycle Project Leader, who will help you to develop your kitchen skills.

    As a Hosting Volunteer you’ll be working with the rest of the hosting team to create a warm, welcoming environment for our guests. By serving our guests a free, delicious meal and sharing in conversation, you'll be helping to reduce hunger and loneliness in your community. You’ll be supported by a FoodCycle Project Leader, who will help you to develop your hosting skills. A FoodCycle Project is where the magic happens. Each Project is run on the ground by a team of lead volunteers called Project Leaders, who ensure the smooth running of their FoodCycle Project. Project Leaders are passionate, committed and want to make a positive change within their community. They take ownership and make decisions about the day-to-day running of their Project. We have availability for leadership positions as well!

     

    What’s expected from me

    ? Have bags of enthusiasm!

    ? Follow all FoodCycle policies and procedures – including the volunteer agreement.

    ? Follow all training you receive when registering with us.

    ? Support FoodCycle to fulfil its mission of nourishing communities with food and conversation.

     

    To sign up please head to: https://volunteer.foodcycle.org.uk/volunteer-sign-up

    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer, Project Leader
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Leadership
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Project Management
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Time2Share and WECIL logo

    1:1 Befriender for Disabled Children

    Time2Share and WECIL

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    This rewarding and varied role involves helping disabled children and young people on a weekly or fortnightly basis by providing 1:1 Befriending support. The unsupervised role helps young people reduce feelings of isolation, improves self esteem and confidence and helps them to access community based activities, while families get a well earned break from caring. You get to have fun, develop communication skills, empathy and resilience and gain valuable care or support work experience.

    What are we looking for?   You don't need to have had experience of working with disabled children or young people, but we would like you to be responsible; have the confidence to carry out a role without direct supervision; good listening skills; a friendly, non-judgemental approach; commitment and reliability and the ability to offer a caring and understanding presence.  A sense of fun and a willingness to try out new things would also be great.

    What will you receive?  We offer training and support from our friendly team of staff and volunteers; you will be joining an organisation with a good track record and over 40 years experience of delivering services to disabled children and young people; expenses; social activities; celebrations and awards; valuable and meaningful experience and the knowledge that your support has helped to change the life of a family.  

    We ask that you are able to commit to the role for the longer term (6 months to a year ideally) and that you are willing to undertake our safer recruitment procedures which include an Enhanced DBS check, training and an informal interview.  If you have lived overseas in the last 5 years, we will also require criminal records checks from the countries you have lived in.

    Recent feedback from some of our Volunteer Befrienders:

    'I have always felt very well supported in this role. Training opportunities are good and there are social activities too which is great for those who enjoy them! I’ve felt well looked after and that I am part of a team.’ 

    'It is valuable work which is important to me. It fits in with my skill set and with my interests in working with young people. I find it very rewarding to work 1:1 with young people in this way. I really feel I have made a difference to A and her family.’  

    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Work withChildren and Young People, Disability and Health
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Leadership
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Sport
    • Time Management
  • SU Peer Support logo

    Exercise Buddy

    SU Peer Support

    This opportunity takes place between 12 Oct 2022 and 01 May 2023 Closing date for applications is 10 Oct.

    Support and motivate students taking part in an exercise programme by accompanying them at the gym, exercise classes or other activities.

    Are you passionate about exercise, a keen gym-goer or enjoy a leisurely walk on your lunch break? We're looking for enthusiastic and motivated students to get involved in the Exercise buddy schemes.

    As a buddy, you will be paired up with a student who is starting to exercise regularly to improve their mental health. You will help them to find activities they want to try, go with them to activities, help keep them motivated and engaged and keep going with their activities after you finish your role. 

    Once you've applied for the role, you will need to attend a training session to cover the skills and knowledge you need to complete the role. Depending on when students join the scheme, you may be matched with another student immediately or later in the academic year. 

     

    • Work withOther
    • Role TypeSU Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Financial Management
    • Initiative
    • Leadership
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Sport
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Bath Mencap logo

    Yoga volunteer

    Bath Mencap

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 28 Oct.

    You will be helping out at our weekly Thursday Night Yoga session with adults that have a learning disability.

    Role description

    You will be helping out at our weekly yoga sessioons which are run by a professional yoga teacher. Your role will be to support the adult members during the session.

    Details

    - Thursdays 20:00-20:45

    - Robyn's Yoga Studio (city centre)

    - You will be reinbursed for travel expenses 

    Who we are looking for

    - You don't need to be an expert in yoga, or even have any experience of it. Though it is great if you do have an interest yoga.

    -  The role is flexible 

     

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Disability and Health
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Problem Solving
    • Sport
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Bath Mencap logo

    Bowling volunteer

    Bath Mencap

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 28 Oct.

    Helping out at our weekly Friday Night Bowling sessions for adults with learning difficulties.

    Role description

    You will be supporting the Activities Manager to run our weekly Friday Night Bowling sessions. Your role will involve chatting to members and helping to create a friendly and fun atmosphere, as well as supported the Activities Manager with setting up the lane and being on hand to help out when needed. 

    Details

    - Fridays 18:00-20:00

    - Bath Leisure Centre

    - Travel expeneses will be reinbursed 

    - Commitment is flexible 

    Who we are looking for 

    We are looking for someone with an interest in volunteering with adults that have a learning disability. You don't need to have previous experience.

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Disability and Health
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Bath Mencap logo

    Sunday Club Volunteer

    Bath Mencap

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 28 Oct.

    Helping out at our monthly Sunday Club for adults with learning disabilities.

    Role description

    You will be supporting the Activities Manager to run our monthly Sunday Club. 

    We do a different activity each time. Previously we have done crazy golf, pizza making, cinema trip, picnic in the park and Sunday Roast.

    Details

    - Once a month on a Sunday

    - Activity and location varies each month

    - 2-4 hours commitment per month

    - Travel and activity expeneses will be reinbursed 

    - Commitment is flexible 

    Who we are looking for 

    We are looking for someone with an interest in volunteering with adults that have a learning disability. You don't need to have previous experience.

     

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Disability and Health
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Bath Mencap logo

    Bath Mencap Volunteer

    Bath Mencap

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 28 Oct.

    Helping out at our weekly Friday Night Bowling sessions and monthly Sunday Club for adults with learning difficulties.

    Role description

    You will be supporting the Activities Manager to run our weekly Friday Night Bowling sessions and monthly Sunday Club.

    Bowling

    Your role will involve chatting to members and helping to create a friendly and fun atmosphere, as well as supported the Activities Manager with setting up the lane and being on hand to help out when needed. 

    - Fridays 18:00-20:00

    - Bath Leisure Centre

    Sunday Club

    You will be supporting the Activities Manager to run our monthly Sunday Club. 

    We do a different activity each time. Previously we have done crazy golf, pizza making, cinema trip, picnic in the park and Sunday Roast.

    - Activity and location varies each month

    - 2-4 hours commitment per month

    Expenses and committment

    - Travel and activity expeneses will be reinbursed 

    - Commitment is flexible 

    Who we are looking for 

    We are looking for someone with an interest in volunteering with adults that have a learning disability. You don't need to have previous experience.

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Disability and Health
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Problem Solving
    • Sport
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Student Community Partnership logo

    Community Litter Picker

    Student Community Partnership

    This opportunity takes place on 28 Sep 2022 Closing date for applications is 28 Sep.

    The Student Community Partnership (SCP) are running their first monthly litter pick of the year. Come and join us for a fun afternoon helping to keep your local community clean!

    We are very excited to be able to run our first litter pick of this year, which will be open to Bath Spa, University of Bath and Norland students. It is an excellent way to help out the community and showcase a positive attitude to the area that you live. Come along and meet like-minded people who are passionate about helping out the environment.

    The pick will start and finish from the SU Building at Units 1-4, Linear Way, Dartmouth Avenue, Bath, BA2 1AS.

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Conservation and Environment
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Commercial Awareness
    • Communication Skills
    • Teamwork
  • Student Community Partnership logo

    SCP Moving-In Volunteer

    Student Community Partnership

    This opportunity takes place between 20 Sep 2022 and 11 Nov 2022 Closing date for applications is 11 Nov.

    The Student Community Partnership (SCP) are running their annual Moving-In Campaign over the next seven weeks (20th September until 11th November). This will take place daily between 1-3pm. This is a really fun opportunity where you will join the SCP team for their door knocking exercise. You will be speaking to students and giving them advice about living in the community. You will also be introducing the SCP and how it can be helpful to both students and long-term residents.

    We will be setting off from the SU Building at Units 1-4, Linear Way, Dartmouth Avenue, BA2 1AS. Please email community-liaison@bath.ac.uk to let us know your availability - you are very welcome to pick and choose as many days as works for you, just let us know beforehand so we can organise a folder for you!

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Campaigning and Activism
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Commercial Awareness
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Initiative
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
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