Though most of our student-led projects take a break over the summer, there are still many local charities and organisations looking for volunteers for both ongoing and one-off volunteering over the next few months.
If you've got some time to spare and are thinking of doing some volunteering - keep your eye on this page! We'll be keeping this list of opportunities up to the date throughout the summer months, as well as our facebook page which you will find here. If there's nothing on here that suits, check out Volunteer Bristol's page here where you are sure to find something that interests you.
If you aren't in Bristol over the summer but would like to volunteer wherever you are, visit www.do-it.org.uk or find your local volunteer centre here
Volunteering with Young People
Local Events Volunteering
PR & Communications
Young Bristol - Summer Activity Volunteers
What: Summer programme for young people in Bristol
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays in August (volunteer to commit to 4 days minimum)
Young Bristol are looking for volunteers to help out on their summer programmes this August. They are running two programmes - one for Juniors (8-11 year olds) and one for Seniors (13+ year olds.) They havelots of exciting activities planned including outdoor activities, creative activities, and trips to explore the local area including Blaise Castle, treasure hunt in Clifton and Cabot Tower.
They are also looking for individuals or groups to run one-off sessions - these could be in anything that interests you (and you think the young people will enjoy!) - could be massage, magic, dancing...get in touch to discuss!
For more information and to get involved, contact Lara Kramer on firstname.lastname@example.org
Language for Rights Volunteer
When: Flexible (a few hours a week for 3 months)
Where: Various locations in Bristol
The Language for Rights project is a new and exciting project run by bristol City Council supporting migrants to learn English through informal community based learning. One of these activities is language mentoring. The Learning Communities Team is looking for volunteers who will give up a few hours a week for 3 months to support another person to practice their English. Volunteers will be given training, advice and expenses reimbursed,
For more information please contact the Suad Abdullahi at Learning Communities Team on 0117 9039763 or email email@example.com
Volunteer Bristol - Volunteer Mentor
When: Once a week or Fortnightly
Where: Various Locations around Bristol
Volunteer Bristol are looking for people to mentor someone that needs help with accessing an appropriate volunteering opportunity and helping them to sustain their volunteering. The profile of most people using this service is they have low levels of confidence and may be quite anxious. Some service users may have a history of mental health problems, addictions or homelessness and long term unemployment.
Please see role desciption here:
Contact Piers Cardiff on firstname.lastname@example.org / 0117 989 7734
Language Support Volunteer
When: Flexible, to start asap
Where: Sneyd Park, Bristol (nr Stoke Bishop)
A rewarding and interesting opportunity has arisen to support a local Somali women to improve her English. Due to health difficulties the women has become increasingly housebound and feels she is losing the written and spoken English language skills she had developed.
She would really benefit from one or two volunteers meeting her in her home in Snede Park to get to know her and give her the opportunity to practice her English in conversation. Between you you'll agree times to meet but this would be preferably once a week for an hour or so.
If you are interested, please contact email@example.com
Childrens Hospice South West - Events Volunteers
What: Volunteers for various fundraising events
When: One-off events and festivals including..
28th July 2012 – Charity Football Match at Ashton Gate between Man City and Bristol City Legends (free ticket for volunteers)
2nd September – Charity Football Game at Portishead –Portishead against Portishead the Band (free ticket for volunteers)
14th September – Our Midnight Memory Walk – 150 Volunteers needed to assist with refreshments, directing the walkers.
30th September – Bristol Half Marathon – 200 Volunteer Marshalls Required (assisting with directions/refreshments).
For more information, please contact Rowland Clark on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01275866600.
Multiple Sclerosis Society - Events Volunteers
What: Get Active Day at Cabot Circus
When: 10am - 4pm on 26th October (as much time as you can spare)
The MS Society are looking for volunteers to help with their GetActive Day. The day will feature a Get Active challenge involving exercise bikes and rowing machines, family friendly games and things like face painting, an information point to allow people to find out more about MS, a collection to raise vital funds to help us Beat MS.
If anyone can assist for an hour or so that would be very much appreciated and would make such a difference to local people affected by MS.
For more information, please contact Andy Jarrett on email@example.com
What: Bristols community music festival at Ashton Court
When: 22nd & 23rd September
Brisfest is built by hundreds of volunteers, all giving their time for free to make it come together. Volunteers are needed for various roles over the festival weekend including helping to build the site, run the event and clear it away again. All volunteers get free tickets to the whole event, a t shirt, entrance to the VIP area all weekend...and warm fuzzy feeling! It's a great way to get more experience, enhance a CV, meet new people or give something back, plus lots of fun!
To find out more - click here
When: Flexible, would need to be regular to keep up maintenance.
Volunteers needed to help a gentleman in his late 80's who is no longer able to maintain his large garden and now needs a helping hand with grass cutting, weeding and generally keeping on top of all things gardening. The gentleman is an ex Teacher and sports mad; he would love talking with young people.
If you are a local charity or organisation looking for volunteers over the summer - please submit your details here
and we'll add the opportunity to our list.