Volunteering Opportunities

This page lists current volunteering roles with local charities and organisations in Bath. If you can't find something you are interested in at the moment, please check back in the future. If there is a charity you'd like to work with which isn't listed, or if you have a volunteering idea you would be interested in setting up, contact the SU team on volunteers@bath.ac.uk 

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  • Action Tutoring logo

    Volunteer tutor (English or maths)

    Action Tutoring

    This opportunity takes place between 17 Sep 2023 and 31 Jul 2024

    Action Tutoring unlocks the potential of children and young people who are facing disadvantage. We are tackling the attainment gap head-on by forging partnerships with schools nationwide. Our trained volunteer tutors are empowered to enable pupils to make meaningful academic progress, opening doors to future opportunities.

    The opportunity

    Education in this country isn’t fair. If you are from a poorer socio-economic background, you are less likely to achieve academically than your peers.

    As an English or maths tutor, you will choose one of our partner schools and work with 1-3 pupils for an hour a week, across the course 10-20 weeks. Sessions are either delivered on the school premises or online, at the same time each week. You can choose to support children preparing for their SATs (ages 9-11) or GCSEs (ages 14-16). We provide all of our tutors with training and workbooks to use in sessions. A DBS check and travel expenses up to £5 per session.

    Face-to-face opportunities are available in Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Southport , Wirral , Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, London and Sussex. You can tutor online from anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales. Please note we do not currently accept tutors who live outside the UK.

    Volunteering for just one hour per week is a rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people. You will be directly supporting them to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future, all while developing your own experience!

    Apply here today - https://actiontutoring.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/

    Skills required

    We look for volunteers who have or are studying for a degree (in any subject) and have a B grade (or above) at A Level (or equivalent) in the subject they wish to tutor.

    If your qualifications do not match these requirements, we still encourage you to apply and we would love to hear about any other qualifications/training/work experience related to the role. Once we review your answers, we may then arrange a call with you to find out more. We take all previous experience into consideration, so please include anything you think might be relevant.

    You need to be a fluent English speaker, and enthusiasm for the subject you’re tutoring is important. Experience working with young people is helpful but not essential. You’ll need good communication skills, patience, commitment and resilience.

    Benefits

    Through tutoring with us our volunteers are able to develop a wealth of transferable skills all whilst making a great impact.  

    Action Tutoring volunteers come from a range of different backgrounds and occupations and are aged from 18 to 80! As a volunteer tutor you’ll have the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals in your community and have a direct impact on the outcomes of the next generation.

    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Work withChildren and Young People
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • IT Skills
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Time Management
  • Bath Foodcycle logo

    Volunteer Cook/Volunteer Host

    Bath Foodcycle

    This opportunity takes place until 19 Jun 2024

    Get involved with FoodCycle Bath as a volunteer cook or volunteer host, either prepping and cooking our delicious veggie meals for the community, or helping serve our guests front of house each week.

    Week in, week out we nourish the hungry and lonely in our communities with delicious meals and great conversation, using food which would otherwise go to waste.

    FoodCycle aims to:
    • Connect communities
    • Support mental health and wellbeing
    • Nourish the hungry
    • Promote sustainability
    • Inspire change

    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.
    You don’t need to have any previous experience – you just need to get stuck in!

    Skills you'll learn
    - Teamwork: you’ll work as part of a team to help produce a delicious meal for our guests.
    - Cooking: you’ll learn how to cater for large numbers and how to make nutritionally balanced meals.
    - Creativity: you won’t know what your ingredients are before the session so you’ll need to get creative to come up with recipe ideas and produce a great meal!
    - Fundraising: you’ll have the opportunity to participate in fundraising activities, like pop ups and sponsored challenges, to help raise vital funds to support your Project.
    FoodCycle is a company limited by guarantee (number 7101349) and a registered charity in England and Wales (number 1134423).

    What to expect from FoodCycle
    - Ongoing support and advice from a FoodCycle Project Leader during every session.
    - Expenses, including mileage, covered in line with our volunteer policy.
    - Free online training modules, including first aid awareness and food allergens.
    - The opportunity to take on additional tasks/responsibilities.
    - Impressive skills to add to your CV and a reference if/when you need it.
    - The opportunity to meet a large network of like-minded people.
    - A fun, creative volunteer experience within a community-led Project.

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Children and Young People, Conservation and Environment
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer, Project Leader
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Project Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Literacy Pirates logo

    Literacy Support Volunteer (Crewmate)

    Literacy Pirates

    This opportunity takes place between 23 Feb 2023 and 29 Feb 2024

    Providing one to one and small group literacy support to 9 to 13 year olds with the guidance of a session leader, and championing the work of our Young Pirates

    The Literacy Pirates is an educational charity working to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of young people in London, so that they achieve both in school and in the world beyond. We know that young people sometimes need some extra help to achieve their full potential, and we believe that providing support outside of school can really help young people to do better in the classroom, while also developing their broader skills. We also believe that learning should be a great adventure! So working together with local schools, families and volunteers, we deliver unique real-world learning projects (such as published books, films, and apps) in our online learning environment.

    • Work withChildren and Young People, Schools and Education
    • Role TypeVirtual
    • Digital Practice
    • IT Skills
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
  • Bath Mencap logo

    Bowling Club / Sunday Club Volunteer

    Bath Mencap

    This opportunity takes place between 10 Jan 2024 and 30 Jun 2024 Closing date for applications is 30 Jun.

    Bath Mencap runs activities for adults with a learning disability. We run weekly yoga and bowling on Thursdays and Fridays, and a monthly Sunday Club (go out for an evening meal and sometimes do an activity too). We are looking for volunteers to help out at Friday evening bowling and monthly Sunday Club.

    The hours are flexible and you won't need to be there every Friday and Sunday. A rota gets sent out to volunteers in advance for them to put themselves down to help at sessions. Our current volunteers volunteer a couple of times per month. 

    The sessions take place all year. 

    The bowling takes place at Bath Leisure Centre and the Sunday Club usually takes place in the evening at a restaurant somewhere in the city centre.

    We reinburse expenses for travel, bowling ticket and meals. 

    You can be a volunteer with us for however long you would like. 

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Disability and Health
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
  • Alive Activities logo

    Therapeutic Gardening Volunteer

    Alive Activities

    This opportunity takes place between 15 Nov 2023 and 31 Mar 2024 Closing date for applications is 31 Mar.

    Fancy yourself a bit green-fingered, or want to learn more about gardening and green crafts? Are you a warm-hearted and patient person? Then why not support older people living in care homes and volunteer at our therapeutic gardening sessions! :)We are looking for friendly and reliable volunteers of all ages to support our Social and Therapeutic Horticulture sessions. Experience with vulnerable adults and/or gardening is a plus, but not mandatory.We provide training and reimburse travel expenses.Times and dates: Vary - weekdays only, either mornings or afternoons.Locations: Various care homes in BathPlease get in touch for details and the current rota: volunteer@aliveactivities.org / 07519534577

    Tasks involve:

    • Helping set up resources and materials for activities 

    • Supporting participants socially and with nature-based activities 

    • Passing on any queries or issues to project leaders 

    • Helping pack away at the end of a session

    • Creating a warm, inclusive and supportive atmosphere

     

    What you could get out of it:

    • The good feeling of making someone’s day better

    • Connecting with the local community and meeting other like-minded volunteers 

    • Learning/improving your gardening and social skills

    • Learning more about dementia and other illnesses and disabilities 

    • Experiencing the benefits of therapeutic horticulture 

    • A reference or job experience 

    • A sense of pride from helping to make a difference

     

    Please get in touch for more details and the current rota: volunteer@aliveactivities.org 

    Looking forward to hearing from you! :)

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Other
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer, Micro-volunteering, SU Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Initiative
    • Teamwork
  • Oxfam GB logo

    Sales Assistant Volunteer (Bath George St)

    Oxfam GB

    This opportunity takes place between 11 Jan 2024 and 11 Apr 2024 Closing date for applications is 11 Apr.

    Join the Oxfam communityAs a Sales Assistant Volunteer you will be at the till, serving customers as the friendly face of your shop. You will help people facing poverty around the world by giving great customer service and making donors, customers, and supporters feel welcome in our shop.

    We’ll give you ongoing training and support so that you can feel right at home as part of the Oxfam Community!

    About this role

    We will give you all the training and support you need so you will develop your skills as part of our team. You don’t need to have any experience – we’ve got you covered. You can also get some lunch and travel costs too. Whatever you need, we’re here to help.

    As a Sales Assistant Volunteer you’ll develop skills that boost your confidence:

    • Improving your communication skills in this customer-facing role
    • Serving customers on the till, handling cash and card payments
    • Creating a friendly shop environment to make everyone feel welcome

    Volunteering that works for you

    Volunteering can be very flexible to suit you. So even if your availability or skills don’t match this role, get in touch and we will find something right for you. By volunteering for a few hours a week, you will meet new people and have some fun for a good cause.

    If you can’t apply online, please visit the shop for a paper form or contact us on givetime@oxfam.org.uk

    Everyone has something to offer

    At Oxfam we know that everybody can make a real difference. People come to us for all sorts of reasons, from all backgrounds, and we will do what we can to find a role which works for you. You can find out more about volunteering with Oxfam here.

    What happens next?

    After you apply the manager will ask you to come in for an initial chat. This is not an interview, just a chance to get an idea of what you'd like to do in the shop. From there you can meet the rest of the volunteer team and get involved with whatever area of the shop takes your interest!

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Disability and Health, Conservation and Environment, Campaigning and Activism
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Commercial Awareness
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Decision Making
    • Digital Practice
    • IT Skills
    • Leadership
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Oxfam GB logo

    Fashion Retail Volunteer (Bath George St)

    Oxfam GB

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 11 Apr.

    DESCRIPTIONJoin the Oxfam communityAs a Fashion Retail Volunteer you will help people facing poverty around the world by putting your creativity and passion to great use. You can keep busy behind the scenes with donations or on the shop floor, serving customers and putting stock out on sale to make stunning displays. Whatever suits you!

    About this role

    We will give you all the training and support you need so you will develop your skills as part of our team. You don’t need to have any experience – we’ve got you covered. You can also get some lunch and travel costs too. Whatever you need, we’re here to help.

    When you’re in our busy stock room, you get first peek at donated gems and turn them into stunning outfits to fight fast fashion. On the shop floor you can learn about serving customers, helping donors, fillings rails, and making eye-catching displays.

    Whatever your passion, we’ll teach you to use your creativity and style to make your shop sparkle. Why not try a bit of everything?

    • Prepare donations including sorting, steaming and pricing
    • Create stylish window displays
    • Keep the shop floor rails looking full and perfect
    • Put your creativity to good use by upcycling
    • Slow down fast fashion by making the most of our fantastic donations

    Volunteering that works for you

    Volunteering can be very flexible to suit you. So even if your availability or skills don’t match this role, get in touch and we will find something right for you. By volunteering for a few hours a week, you will meet new people and have some fun for a good cause.

    If you can’t apply online, please visit the shop for a paper form or contact us on givetime@oxfam.org.uk

    Everyone has something to offer

    At Oxfam we know that everybody can make a real difference. People come to us for all sorts of reasons, from all backgrounds, and we will do what we can to find a role which works for you. You can find out more about volunteering with Oxfam here.

    What happens next?

    After you apply the manager will ask you to come in for an initial chat. This is not an interview, just a chance to get an idea of what you'd like to do in the shop. From there you can meet the rest of the volunteer team and get involved with whatever area of the shop takes your interest!

     

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Disability and Health, Conservation and Environment, Campaigning and Activism
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Commercial Awareness
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Decision Making
    • Digital Practice
    • Initiative
    • IT Skills
    • Leadership
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • Literacy Pirates logo

    Literacy Support Volunteer (Crewmate)

    Literacy Pirates

    This opportunity takes place between 03 Jan 2024 and 31 Jul 2024

    As a Volunteer Crewmate, your role is to join our online sessions and help the children practise their reading and writing, 1:1 and in small groups. Sessions are led and managed by our staff team, which means you can dedicate the whole time you’re with us to providing direct support to the children.

    Who are The Literacy Pirates? 

    Through our term-long, after-school programme, we develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of children aged 9-13, who are falling behind in class and have fewer opportunities in their personal lives, so that they can succeed at school and beyond. 

    Approximately 20 children from different schools attend one after-school session per week via our specially created online platform to practise their reading and writing. We also professionally publish their work so that every Young Pirate finishes the programme a published author. 

    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Work withChildren and Young People, Schools and Education
    • Communication Skills
    • Digital Practice
    • Initiative
    • Leadership
  • Oasis Pantry logo

    Oasis Living Room Volunteer

    Oasis Pantry

    This opportunity takes place between 10 Jan 2024 and 01 Apr 2024 Applications closed on 01 Feb.

    Oasis Living Room is a response both to the cost of living crisis, and the isolation many people have experienced, which has been exacerbated by Covid. It's a space where people can come, chat, eat together and socialise, with activities on hand for those who would like them. Volunteers help set up and clear down the space, and chat to attendees. Timings are 6pm - 9pm on Monday evenings, or 11am-3pm on Fridays.

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Children and Young People, Disability and Health, Other
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Decision Making
    • Initiative
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
  • RICE - The Research Institute for the Care of Older People logo

    Photography/Graphic/Nature

    RICE - The Research Institute for the Care of Older People

    This opportunity takes place between 12 Jan 2024 and 10 May 2024 Applications closed on 31 Jan.

    We are looking for a creative person to help us with a 'Tree Trail' project. A walking trail identifying trees on the way.

    The role will invole:

    • Taking pictures of the trees on the trail.
    • Finding fun facts for the trail
    • Creating a map in partnership with Bath Urban Trees Bath Urban Treescape

     

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Conservation and Environment
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Communication Skills
    • Digital Practice
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
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