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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    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
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    Could you be a Charity Trustee?

    SU Volunteering

    This opportunity takes place until 01 Aug 2021. Closing date for applications is 01 Aug.

    Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else. ... specific trustee roles of chair and treasurer.

    We have been approached by a number of charities who are looking for a handful of students to join their Trustee Boards. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who wants to get a deeper understanding of how charities work and make a greater impact in the local community. 

    If this is something that interests you express interest and Joshua will reach out to you.

    • Work withAdults and Older People, Children and Young People, Conservation and Campaigning, Disability and Health, Other, Schools and Education
    • Role TypeCommunity Volunteer
    • Commercial Awareness
    • Communication Skills
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Decision Making
    • Digital Practice
    • Enterprise
    • Financial Management
    • Initiative
    • IT Skills
    • Leadership
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Project Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Sport
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
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    1:1 Befriender for Disabled Children

    Time2Share and WECIL

    This opportunity takes place until 04 Jun 2021. Closing date for applications is 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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    Team Leader

    Teenage Helpline

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Jan 2021 and 30 Jun 2021. Applications closed on 19 Dec.

    This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our charity and contribute to our aim of supporting youth to fulfill their best potential. As a team leader, you will play an important role in supervising up to 7 mentors within your team. As a team leader you will be the first point of contact for your team ensuring any issues are resolved, monitoring mentor performance and reviewing their responses. We are looking for a collaborative individual who is organised and can see the bigger picture of the impact they will have on our charity. The role is voluntary, therefore, experience is not necessary and is suitable for students or recent graduates from various courses, looking to develop their skills whilst working from home.

    Teenage Helpline is an online mentoring service run by young people to be used by young people. The aims of Teenage Helpline are to provide the first stepping-stone for young people who may need to get professional support, but do not feel comfortable seeking this support for themselves. Not only this, but we also provide mentoring for young people who do not need professional support, but who need a little extra attention and support to help them cope with other personal issues. 

    • Work withChildren and Young People
    • Role TypeVirtual
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Digital Practice
    • Initiative
    • Leadership
    • Organisation/Planning
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
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