Volunteering Opportunities

Our volunteering opprotunities page is an ever changing resource of current charity activities open to Bath students. If you can't find something you are interested in at the moment, please check back in the future!

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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
  • British Heart Foundation - Shops logo

    Volunteer Till/ Cashier Helper (Westgate Street shop)

    British Heart Foundation - Shops

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2021 and 31 May 2022 Closing date for applications is 01 Nov.

    Could you be the face of your local British Heart Foundation shop in Bath? If you want to make a difference, help the planet and raise life-saving funds in a friendly environment, volunteer when you can at our Westgate Street shop! You will be serving customers on the till, chatting to customers and thanking every donor - helping us to raise lifesaving funds for people living with heart disease.Say hello to the team:Funding for researchers begins at your local charity shop. Now, more than ever, we are in urgent need of volunteers to enable us to continue our life saving research and help the 7.6 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases. This wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic volunteers.Our small Westgate team led by Serena and Carol are a super friendly bunch, and we love meeting people from all walks of life!Typical tasks include:· Chatting with customers and serving them in a helpful and friendly way· Operating the till and taking payments· Keeping the shop well stocked and merchandised· Promoting Gift Aid and volunteering· Acting as an ambassador for the British Heart Foundation

    Please note we cannot accept volunteers with unspent criminal convictions or who are subject to criminal registers/orders

    Here's a little bit more about us:

    The BHF is working towards a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. By 2030, we want to see advances across the spectrum of heart and circulatory diseases; to prevent these conditions from developing and we want those with existing conditions to have better, longer lives.

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Children and Young People, Disability and Health
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Commercial Awareness
    • Communication Skills
    • Enterprise
    • Initiative
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
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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
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    Museum of East Asian Art Gallery Volunteer

    Museum of East Asian Art

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2021 and 24 Oct 2021 Closing date for applications is 24 Oct.

    Gallery Volunteers help promote a high-quality visitor experience in the Museum and galleries. You will provide an enthusiastic welcome to all visitors, be responsive to their needs and always ready to share information which enhances their visit. You will monitor objects on display and be conscious of general security and health and safety, reporting any issues or concerns to Museum staff.

    Induction and Training

    Our next induction date for new volunteers is Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 15:00-16:00 and our next training session for Gallery Volunteers is Thursday 4 November 2021 at 10:00-11:30. When registering your interest for this role, please make sure that you are available on these dates or get in touch to find out our next available training dates in the New Year.

    Main duties

    • Greet and welcome visitors as they enter the galleries
    • Be on hand to answer any questions that visitors may have
    • If appropriate, offer visitors further information about the collection and exhibitions
    • Inform visitors that Museum publications are available in the Museum Shop
    • Promote relevant Museum events, talk and workshops
    • Monitor objects on display, collection care devices like insect traps and humidity controls, and report any observations or issues to your supervisor
    • Be vigilant about Museum security and report any suspicious or inappropriate behaviour to Museum staff
    • Check the gallery is in a clean, safe and tidy condition and report any health and safety issues to your supervisor
    • Direct any further visitor enquiries to the Front Desk
    • Log your gallery shift hours on the Volunteer Portal
    • Attend volunteer training sessions and exhibition briefings

    We are looking for volunteers who are…

    Friendly, enjoy meeting new people and have an interest in the arts or East Asian culture. You are confident communicating with visitors of all ages and backgrounds, want to help promote the Museum’s activities and are passionate about providing excellent visitor experience. You enjoy interacting and engaging with visitors and connecting with them through the collection and exhibitions. You won’t mind that sometimes it will be quieter than other times and are able to both work as part of a team or own your own.

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Children and Young People, Arts and Culture, Other
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
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    Museum of East Asian Art Meet and Greet Volunteer

    Museum of East Asian Art

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

    Meet and Greet Volunteers play an essential role at the Museum to welcome visitors. You will be the first point of contact providing a warm friendly welcome, informing visitors of the health and safety measures in place, checking if they have pre-booked tickets, and directing them to the Museum Shop/Front Desk. This role is crucial in providing members of the public the support and confidence needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.

    Induction and Training

    Our next induction date for new volunteers is Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 15:00-16:00 and our next training session for Gallery Volunteers is Thursday 18 November 2021 at 10:00-11:30. When registering your interest for this role, please make sure that you are available on these dates or get in touch to find out our next available training date in the New Year.

    Main duties

    • Greet and welcome all visitors to the Museum
    • Work with Front of House staff/volunteers to keep count of the number of visitors in the Museum/Shop and be vigilant not to allow entry if this exceeds the maximum allowance
    • Inform visitors that they will need face coverings and to use the sanitising station upon entry
    • Inform visitors of the latest track and trace guidelines
    • Determine if visitors have pre-booked tickets, or inform Front of House staff/volunteers if they will need to buy tickets
    • Direct visitors into the Museum via the Shop, or thank them for their visit if they are leaving
    • Be available to answer any questions that visitors may have (e.g. opening hours, booking procedure, current exhibitions/events)
    • Be vigilant regarding health and safety measures
    • Log your hours for Meet and Greet shifts on the Volunteer Portal
    • Attend volunteer training sessions and briefings when necessary

    We are looking for volunteers who are…

    Confident communicators with excellent initiative and multi-tasking skills, who want to help! You enjoy meeting new people, have an organised and efficient way of working and are excited to represent the Museum through being the first point of contact for visitors. 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 work well on your own as well as part of a team.

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Children and Young People, Arts and Culture, Other
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Commercial Awareness
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
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