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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 is ongoing, with no end date. 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
  • The Access Project, an education charity, supports disadvantaged young people to progress to university. We are looking for students, staff, and alumni to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, 1 hour a week in term-time Sept-Nov 2021 to Summer 2022 to support them with their academic studies.

     

     

    The Access Project, an education charity, supports disadvantaged young people to progress to university. We are looking for undergraduates, postgraduates, staff, and alumni who would be able to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, 1 hour a week in term-time Sept-Nov 2021- Summer 2022 to support them with their academic studies.

    •Support a young person in a school subject to achieve the GCSE / A level grades they deserve and to fulfil their potential.

    •Inspire, motivate and raise aspirations towards higher education and the world of work.

    •Students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a grade higher at GCSE and are four times more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university.

    No prior experience necessary, full training included with start dates through the autumn term.

    Interested? You’ll need to:

    · Either be currently studying for an undergraduate degree or have an undergraduate degree/equivalent professional qualification.

    · Either have an A Level subject you wish to tutor at GCSE (grade B or above) or an undergraduate degree in a subject you wish to tutor at A level.

    · Be able to spare 1 hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting Sept/Oct 2021), plus 30 mins a week preparation time.

    · Be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (criminal records check) and provide two references (personal or professional).

    How does it work?

    1. Sign up at www.theaccessproject.org.uk/volunteer

    2. Sign up to any of our 2.5 hour training sessions over the summer, there are various dates so you can find one that suits you: During this session you’ll learn everything you need to know for your weekly 1 hour tutoring sessions.

    3. You’ll complete a DBS check (criminal records check) and an online safeguarding course.

    4. We’ll match you with a student who is looking for support in your subject. In particular, we are seeing high demand from our students for support with sciences and maths so volunteers who are able to support in maths and science subjects would be particularly welcome. There are also many opportunities for volunteer tutors in other subjects including humanities and languages.

    More information and sign up at: https://www.theaccessproject.org.uk/volunteer

    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer, Tutor, Virtual
    • Work withChildren and Young People, Schools and Education
    • Communication Skills
    • Digital Practice
    • Initiative
    • IT Skills
    • Leadership
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Time Management
  • Time2Share and WECIL logo

    1:1 Befriender for Disabled Children

    Time2Share and WECIL

    This opportunity takes place until 04 Jun 2021. Applications closed on 10 Mar.

    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 a year 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
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