Summer Volunteering Opportunities


Want to make the most out of your summer? Want some experience to put on your CV? Come and volunteer over summer!
There are many fantastic projects available in and around Nottingham that need volunteers! From summer specific opportunities to year round opportunities that are still recruiting, there’s plenty to get involved in! Check out the opportunities below.

Summer Projects:

Broxtowe Community Celebration Summer Event - Saturday 6th July, flexible hours 

This is an amazing celebrating the diversity of the communty, improve social cohesion and generally give local people a chance connect and have a great time! Volunteers are needed to help run the event, and this is a great chance to get to know more of Nottingham and meet new people!


Derby Kids Camp! - Week long camps from Saturday to Saturday, the first week beginning on 27th July and the last week beginning on 24th August

This is a 100% volunteer-run charity that sets up week long camping trips for disadvantaged children! Volunteers are needed in a range of typical summer camp roles, such as helping run sports and crafts activities, camp fires and more!


Summer Reading Challenge with Nottingham City Libraries - various dates and locations from late July to early September

Help support Nottingham City Libraries with the Summer Reading Challenge! This enourages kids to read 6 books over the summer and to share their thoughts on the stories with you. You can help out in a number of roles, and this is a great for those of you interested in a career in education or child development!


Holiday Clubs at The Pearson Centre! - set to be running in August 

The Pearson Centre run a jam packed week full of games, sports, competitions, baking and crafts every summer! If you're interested in working with kids, this is a brilliant and rewarding opportunity!


Ongoing Projects still taking volunteers over the summer:


Age UK - Join the UK's largest charity for the elderly in a range of opportunities that help reduce loneliness and isolation such as guided walks, supporting veterans and providing information, care and advice! Commitment: Minimum of 6 months, flexible days/times

Alzheimer's Society - Engage with the UK's leading charity for those living with Alzheimer's and other dementias and their families in a range of roles from direct care and support to admin and fundraising! Commitment: Fleixble, but admin roles need to be completed during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

 Emmanuel House – Get involved in a range of roles that provide support services and empowerment to homeless, vulnerable and isolated adults in Nottingham. Commitment: Flexible, opportunities available every day, mostly in the mornings but not exclusively

Foodprint - Foodprint are a team of students from the University of Nottingham who are dedicated to reducing food waste and food poverty in Nottingham by collecting edible, leftover food from a range of sources and redistributing it via a ‘social supermarket.’ Commitment: Flexible

Friends of Wollaton Park – Join forces with the Council Park Rangers of Wollaton Hall and Deer Park with a variety of conservation opportunities! Commitment: Flexible, task days every third Saturday and last Thursday of every month from 10am-12pm

Green's Windmill - Green's Mill is a restored 19th Century windmill, once owned by George Green, the mathematical physicist we named one of our libraries after! Welcome visitors, assist in admin and maintenance. Commitment: Flexible, Wed-Sun

Hope Nottingham – Volunteer in a huge range of community support roles in Beeston, such as helping out at foodbanks, CV support and teaching basic computer skills! Commitment: 2 hours per week for a minimum of one term

The Lenton Centre - Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Catch a host of community opportunities at Lenton’s best activity hub, including their weekly Pokemon Club! Commitment: 2 hours per week for a minimum of one term

My Sight – Help those living with sight loss in Nottinghamshire by providing support, leisure opportunities, information and advice! Commitment: Fully flexible

Nottingham City Museums and Galleries - Interested in the diverse cultural resources and collections Nottingham has to offer? Take on a range of roles at Nottingham's best museums such as Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Castle! Commitment: 5 hours per month for a minimum of one academic year

 NSPCC Childline - Get involved with the UK's leading children's protection charity as a online or telephone counsellor. Commitment: 4.5 hours per week for a minimum of one year, flexible times/days

Pearson Centre – Join the Holiday Club this summer and give children and young people the best summer ever by helping provide a numerous fun activities! Commitment: 1-2.5 hours per week for a minimum of one term, morning hours only during the school holiday period

 Safe Families for Children – Become a Family Friend and make a real difference by being a support system for a family in crisis. Commitment: Fully flexible

 Safer Living Foundation – Help prevent the risk of sexual abuse by providing support, rehabilitation and monitoring/supervision to adults and young people who have been convicted of sexual offenses. Commitment: A few hours per week, minimum 12 months

 Stonebridge City Farm - Stonebridge City Farm is an inner city farm built for those with learning and physical disabilities, mental health issues and disadvantaged young people. Get involved in a range of roles in the barn, the community cafe or the garden! Commitment: A few hours per week for a minimum of 3 months

 Tasty Tuesdays – Make a difference to local lives by helping provide a free, weekly community meal and a listening ear to those experiencing social isolation/mental illness difficulties, located at the Lenton Centre. Commitment: Flexible, Tuesdays only

 Wap Active – Offer encouragement and help promote exercise and well-being during a night of fun activities at The Lenton Centre! Commitment: Tuesday evenings for a minimum of one term


Contact Details

Students' Union
Portland Building
University Park
Opening hours

Tel : 0115 846 8800

9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday