The University regards volunteering as a key contributor to its strategic aims within its beneficiary-led strategy. In order to take advantage of the Staff Volunteering Scheme, opportunities will need to be in Birmingham and align with Aston’s Civic University Agreement themes of Health and Wellbeing, Inclusion and Reducing Inequality, Support for Business, Sustainability and Environment, Crime and Justice or Education and Employment.

 

Upcoming Short-term Volunteer Opportunities

Cash for Kids

Cash for Kids supports children and young people affected by poverty, abuse, neglect, life-limiting illness and those who have additional needs.

Volunteer Opportunity

Mission Christmas is Cash for Kids big toy appeal. Volunteers are needed to help sort, pick and package the gifts so they can be collected by grass root organisations and delivered to children for Christmas. Dates are available from 1 to 22 December. Day starts at 9:30am.

To apply email: hello@lovebrum.org.uk

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AccessiBlues Disabled Supporters Association (DSA)

AccessiBlues is the Birmingham City Disabled Supporters Community. It has been created to help disabled fans attend Birmingham City football matches.

On 4 December AccessiBlues DSA will be hosting a Christmas party at Birmingham City Football Club for disabled supporters and their families. They are looking for donations to make this event as enjoyable as possible including raffle prizes, gifts and tombola prizes. 

To donate email: hello@lovebrum.org.uk

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LoveBrum Christmas Campaigns

LoveBrum is a registered charity that supports hidden gem projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer led and that deliver real change, with outcomes that can be seen, measured, enjoyed, and loved.

Volunteer Opportunity

LoveBrum has two Christmas campaigns which volunteers can get involved with:
1. #BagsforBrummies - donate online to bring home comforts, warmth and generosity to homeless and vulnerable people across Birmingham. To donate visit: www.givetoday.co.uk/LoveBrum
2. Christmas bag packing opportunities available from Monday 12th Dec to Friday 16th December between 10am and 12pm or 12pm and 2pm. Spaces are limited. To apply email: hello@lovebrum.org.uk

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Hospice Charity Partnership

Hospice Charity Partnership provide expert palliative and end of life care to people and their families living with life-limiting illnesses.

Volunteer Opportunity

They are looking for volunteers to support their Tree Cycling service in Birmingham as marshalls on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January 2023. 

To apply email: hello@lovebrum.org.uk

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For more short-term volunteer opportunities please download the below excel spreadsheet below. This is updated on a monthly basis.

Continuous Volunteer Opportunities

Anawim – Birmingham’s Centre for Women

Anawin - Birmingham's Centre for Women is a charity and holistic service for women struggling with emotional, practical, domestic or personal problems. 

Volunteer Opportunity

Anawim are opening a new charity shop on Edward Road, Balsall Heath and require volunteers to help run the store. They are looking for someone with good communication and interpersonal skills and who can work well as part of a team. They are looking for at least 6 months commitment from January 2023.

To apply email: hannahjohnson@anawim.co.uk 

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Cuppa Squad 

Cuppa Squad aims to make living with long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, easier to understand, more manageable, and much less daunting.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer required to support social media activities.

To apply email: hello@lovebrum.org.uk 

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Home From Hospital Care

Home From Hospital Care's mission is to support people during the difficult transition from hospital to home so that they feel safe, reassured, advocated for and less isolated. 

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers required to provide remote support to people on discharge from hospital – this is typically a food parcel to take home, shopping, befriending and signposting to other agencies etc.

To apply email: hello@lovebrum.org.uk 

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Leaf Creative Arts

Leaf Creative Arts aims to uplift, empower and connect people through art, music and creative reminiscence. 

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers required to assist the delivery of welcome sessions. The sessions are for people over 50 and currently living with dementia. Volunteers should be great communicators and want to inject fun and enjoyment into the sessions.

To apply email: hello@lovebrum.org.uk 

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MHA Communities South and West Birmingham

MHA Communities offer a variety of exciting and fulfilling social and online activities and services for people aged 55 and over. 

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers required during weekdays for befriending service. Positions are available both local face to face and on the telephone.

To apply email: hello@lovebrum.org.uk 

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S.E.N.D Socials Birmingham CIC

SEND Socials Birmingham supports children with special educational needs and disabilities. 

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers required to assist the delivery of children's sessions. Typical duties include meeting and greeting, signing people in, assisting with the set-up and clear-down of events, serving drinks / food (pre-prepared or assisting with preparation if hold the relevant qualification), administration and being jolly and upbeat with a willingness to get stuck in.

To apply email: hello@lovebrum.org.uk 

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Together in the Community

Together in the Community offer help in the form of food parcels containing essential items for those who are struggling.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers with vehicles required on Thursday evenings to collect surplus food donations from supermarkets for the Food Parcel Project.

To apply email: hello@lovebrum.org.uk 

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Suited for Success

Suited for Success provide free interview clothes, help people prepare to succeed at their next job interview and support people to settle into a new job. 

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer interview coaches needed: You will be required to help unemployed people gain confidence to move into employment. You will share invaluable tips, advice, and support in an informal, friendly environment. This may include talking through a client's CV, looking at next steps, working through anxieties about interviews or conducting a mock interview tailored to the job they are going for. 

To apply visit: www.suitedforsuccess.co.uk/volunteer-with-us

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Birmingham Mind

Birmingham Mind is the largest independent mental health charity providing services in and beyond the city of Birmingham's boundaries.

Volunteer Opportunity

Opportunities to volunteer include maintenance of residential homes and gardens, providing support to clients' wellbeing and physical health, and volunteering at fundraising events. 

To apply visit: birminghammind.org/

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Governors for Schools

Governors for Schools is a national education charity that finds, places, and supports skilled volunteers as governors on school and academy boards, improving education for children and young people through effective governance.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteering as a school governor is a great way to connect with your community and raise children’s aspiration. Volunteers will be matched to schools based on their specific skillset and preferences and will receive full support and training.

To apply visit: governorsforschools.org.uk/

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Groundwork 

Groundwork is a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK.

Volunteer Opportunity

Previous opportunities have included volunteering in community engagement, wildlife conservation and green space heritage, including gardening, habitat management, event planning, wildlife surveys and art projects.

To apply visit: www.groundwork.org.uk

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Love Brum

LoveBrum is a charity that engages with local people and businesses to build an even better Birmingham.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteering opportunities include organising and hosting events, fundraising, blogging, sorting donations, promotion, photography and videography.

To apply visit: lovebrum.org.uk

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SIFA Fireside

SIFA Fireside support homeless and vulnerably housed adults by meeting their everyday needs and enabling them to successfully move on.

Volunteer Opportunity

Previous volunteers have helped out by welcoming clients at Sifa's drop-in centre, and cooking, cleaning and sorting donations.

To apply visit: sifafireside.co.uk

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Rising Stars Young People Services

Rising Stars Support wants to ensure young people not only have a place to stay but have a home.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers required to support with football coaching and managing children. Rising Stars will help volunteers obtain an FA Level 1 coaching qualification and pay for travel expenses.


Requirements:
1. DBS check (Rising Stars will facilitate this)
2. Sporting background / experience preferred.
3. Some experience working with children.
4. Available Saturday and Sunday.

To apply email: hello@lovebrum.org.uk

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Free@Last

Free@Last works to eradicate poverty in Nechells by working with children, young people and families. They provide activities and services that aim to improve lives.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer facilitators are needed. Whatever your passion is, there are opportunities to work with different groups of people to deliver your sessions. Examples include; craft, tech (all forms), PR, social media, events, music/production/DJing, design, photography, sports, survival/bushcraft, debate, politics, journalism, life skills, business development and entrepreneurialism, media, health & well-being, advice & guidance, research (social/community), monitoring & evaluation, strategic development and fundraising.

To apply email: info@freeatlast.st

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