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Summer Volunteering

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If you are around campus this Summer, there are many volunteering opportunities you can get involved in! From helping run an event to sorting through foodbank donations, there's a range of opportunities to choose from.

One-off opportunities : if you can't commit to a regular volunteering activity over the summer but would still like to give some of your time to support local projects.

Regular opportunities : if you would like to volunteer a little every week over the summer.

Please note that the hours you volunteer with these projects can count towards your Warwick Volunteers Certificate for 2018-19. Read more


One-Off Opportunities


Would you like the opportunity to share your IT skills with others?

Cheylesmore Good Neighbours brings together volunteers on a one-to-one basis with older people to assist them with learning how to use a computer device. This can range from helping an absolute beginner to use a loan laptop or tablet device by following a lesson plan through to assisting a client who already has a device in getting the most from their device or gain more confidence with using it. Volunteers need not worry that they may have insufficient IT skills for this task. Everyday use by students requires far more capability than our clients are ever likely to have! The key benefit of our approach is that the "lesson" proceeds at a pace and covering topics suitable for each client.

The sessions will run from 1.30-3.30pm at one of 3 locations - Cheylesmore at the Quinton Park Baptist Church Hall, at the Earlsdon Park residential village or at St. Paul's church hall in Foleshill. Warwick Volunteers will provide transport from campus leaving at approx. 1pm and returning by 4pm.

Possible dates for sessions are:

  • August 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 28.
  • September 4 and 5.

Although 11 dates are suggested, a maximum of 2 dates per month (4 dates max) will be chosen depending on the availability of volunteers. Volunteers who can only commit to one or several dates are all welcome. Initially we ask that potential volunteers give their availability for all of the dates - we will then arrange sessions on dates where we can muster sufficient volunteers to warrant running a session. If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions, please contact Yvonne Robinson: yerob91 at yahoo dot co dot uk




Kenilworth Arts Festival, 20-29 September

Kenilworth Arts Festival is a week-long gathering of writers, musicians and other creative artists. It is at once a series of unique events and collectively an extraordinary experience. For one week, the historic town of Kenilworth is transformed into a hive of creative exploration through a celebration of art, imagination, innovation and community.

The festival is organised entirely by volunteers. If you are passionate about the arts and about making a positive difference in the local community, they would love to hear from you. There are a range of ways to get involved, to suit your interests, skills and availability.

Learn more about the festival.

If you’re interested or would like to find out more, please get in touch using the form on their website.

This is an external opportunity.

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The Twilight Walk, Sunday 30 September

The Twilight Walk, organised by the Brain Tumor Charity, is a 10K walk taking place on 30th September around the historic centre of Warwick, with the purpose of uniting the community, raising awareness and raising vital funds.

They are looking for volunteers to help the event run smoothly. There are many different ways that you can get involved in the event. The role that they need the highest number of volunteers for is their Route Steward role. This role is great for those interested in volunteering outdoors and volunteering with friends/family/classmates!

The Route Stewards cheer on, support and motivate the walkers throughout The Twilight Walk route and help the organisers to create an exciting, energetic and enjoyable walking experience. Working as a team with their Section Leaders (staff), volunteers ensure that walkers are safe and looked after throughout the walk.

To apply, and to see the other opportunities at this event please visit their website.

This is an external opportunity.

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Regular Opportunities


Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

This summer, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry are looking for volunteers to help with the following:

Summer Learning Activities Assistant role:

Volunteers with an interest in art and/or volunteering with families needed to support the Learning Team with the delivery of the summer holiday activities offering a different craft activity every day for families to join in.

Early Years Learning Assistant role:

Volunteers needed with an interest in working with families to support Museum Assistants at the
‘World of Play’ Early Years exhibition space, encouraging family visitors to use their imagination and get creative in this play space.

PLAY Exhibition Meet and Greet & Memory Collector role:

Friendly, approachable and proactive volunteers needed who feel comfortable helping independently or with another volunteer or staff member. At times the exhibition will be busy. Volunteers needed with an interest in social history, popular culture and/or previous experience with visitors or families in a gallery setting or similar environment.

Media Research Volunteer

The Herbert Media team are looking for a handful of volunteers for a short term role conducting surveys of visitors which should each take a few minutes to complete. This will be carried out at both museums and the immediate vicinities during opening hours (10–4 Monday–Saturday or 12-4 Sunday), They are flexible regarding time commitments – most volunteers do 2-4 hour sessions.

If you would like to get involved in any of these roles you find out more and sign up here 

This is an external opportunity.

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Coventry Libraries Volunteers

The libraries in Coventry are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to help welcome visitors and encourage them to use the many services available to them in the libraries.

Library Meet and Greet Volunteer role description

Library Service Volunteer role description

If you are interested in one of these roles and would like to be part of a dynamic local community, please fill in the application form and send it to: volunteering@coventry.gov.uk

This is an external opportunity.

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LWS Night Shelter Volunteers

LWS Night Shelter is a not-for-profit organisation, set up to provide food and shelter for the homeless and vulnerably housed in Leamington Spa and the surrounding area.

They are looking for volunteers to help keep the shelter open. Volunteering is very flexible, and you can choose the role that suits you, whether it's helping with setting up, catering or staying overnight and provide companionship. You won't have to volunteer every week, but the Night Shelter relies on a safe number of volunteers to remain open.

To learn more about volunteering with the LWS Night Shelter and apply, visit their website: leamingtonws.org/volunteers/

Visit their Facebook page: facebook.com/LWSNightShelter/

This is an external opportunity.

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The Air Ambulance Service

The Air Ambulance Service is looking for volunteers over the summer for the following events:

Brackley Ride In
Brackley is a fantastic motorcycle event in Warwickshire taking place on August 12th. We are looking for volunteers to help in shifts of 2 hours from 8am-3pm. You will be taking tickets on the gates, working together with other volunteers and helping us to raise funds and raise the profile of the Air Ambulance Service. You will get free entry to the event, a great opportunity to find out about motorcycles of all sizes, shapes and ages. If you would like to take part please get in touch and we will take your availability and contact details.

Air Ambulance Week
Air Ambulance Week runs every year from the 10th-16th of September. This is the week we really celebrate our service, raising awareness and funds to help make a difference. We will be organising a range of fundraising events in town centres across our area and are looking for volunteers to help us raise money. You will be volunteering with a team, shaking buckets and talking to people about our service. These events will be taking place throughout the week at different times. If you would like to take part please get in touch and we will take your availability and contact details. We will hold an induction event closer to the time and talk with you then about which events will best suit you.

If you interested in these roles please email emma.thompson@theairambulanceservice.org.uk

or visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk

This is an external opportunity.

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External Opportunities

Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering. Volunteers need to make their own way to external opportunities and check arrangements for travelling with the organisations directly. Warwick Volunteers do not pay travel expenses nor arrange transport for external opportunities.