Are you looking for a way to help a charity, either in the UK or by travelling overseas? Here are our top picks of volunteering opportunities added to Charity Choice in February - everything from building a play area for a pre-school in Manchester to working at a children's summer camp in Belarus!
Brookburn School in Manchester need volunteers to build a new play area
This term, the Brookburn School PTA will transform a patch of neglected woodland near the school kitchen into a natural play area. They need 4—8 volunteers each session, no experience needed, just enthusiasm. Hot soup provided! Sessions will include building paths, coppicing the woodland, pruning archways, planting an edible hedge, creating natural play features and fence building.
Chernobyl Children's Project need volunteers for a summer holiday camp in Belarus
Chernobyl Children's Project is looking for volunteers in the summer of 2014 to go to Belarus for two weeks to work with children or young people with disabilities. The summer camp for children is likely to be in June, the summer camp for young people with disabilities will be in August.
A Spanish speaking optometrist is needed to work in the Bolivian Amazon this summer
The Andean Medical Mission is looking for a Spanish speaking optometrist for their mission into the Bolivian Amazon in June and July 2014. The volunteer will need to have good English and Spanish and be able to screen patients for cataracts and other blinding diseases.
Cancer charity Get A-Head in Birmingham are looking for all types of volunteers
Get A-Head is a cancer charity fighting all head and neck disease. Whatever your reasons for volunteering we can find an opportunity to meet your own needs and lifestyle, from administration to supporting one of our exciting events.
A pre-school in Swindon needs an event coordinator to put together fundraising events
Wroughton Preschool is currently seeking a temporary Event Coordinator to manage fundraising events. They need someone to help with costing, venues, marketing promotion, etc. Previous experience would be helpful but is not essential.
Haematology and Transplant Support (Manchester) need volunteers for a Bollywood Banquet
Haematology And Transplant Support are holding a Bollywood Banquet fundraising event on Saturday 22nd March in Levenshulme, Manchester and are looking for volunteers to help out on the night.
Uganda Development Services need a volunteer graphic designer
Uganda Development Services are setting up a website to encourage networking between organisations supporting community development in Uganda. They are looking for a graphic designer to help create the logo and look of this new partnership of charities ‘Uganda Networks’. This role can be carried out from a virtual location within London and the South of England. We also ask that the person is sympathetic to the Christian ethos of the organisation.
Just Be A Child are looking for volunteer event fundraisers
Are you creative, imaginative and playful? Would you like to organise a fundraising event that is a little bit different? We would like to organise some fun events such as open mic nights, battle of the deejays and bake sales. All the money raised will go toward our building of a playground in Ukunda, Kenya in July 2014.
Hope and Evolution charity need a volunteer accountant
Hope and Evolution is a small charity that needs a volunteer accountant. The accountant would need to prepare statutory accounts, carry out on Independent Examination if required, file the completed accounts with Companies House, and provide ad-hoc telephone/email advice if required. The charity is based in London but the volunteer can work remotely.
Casa Alianza Charity needs trustees
Casa Alianza Charity is a small organisation dedicated to street children in Latin America. Project partners in Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Guatemala assist approximately 10,000 homeless children and victims of trafficking a year, of which 2,000 are in full-time care. The Charity wishes to increase its trustee base and is inviting experienced and dedicated practitioners with proven abilities to join the trustee board. Closing date for applications: 28/02/14
Learning disability charity Devon Link-Up need new board members
Devon Link Up is a service user led charity for people with learning disabilities living in Devon. They are looking for new Board Members. Experience working with people with learning disabilities would be beneficial and enthusiasm and a positive attitude would be very welcome. They need assistance with a variety of tasks including fundraising, promotion and day to day work.
Do none of these quite fit your interests or region? If you have a specific skill you'd like to use, sign up for our volunteering notice board - and let the charities who need your skills come to you!