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 schemes to year round opportunities that are still recruiting, there’s plenty to get involved in! Check out the opportunities below.


One-off Summer Opportunities:

Breaking Barriers Building Bridges Summer Holiday Club Join Breaking Barriers Building Bridges to help give young people an amazing experience at their summer holidaa club!

 Summer Camp with the CHICKS Children’s Charity – Give disadvantaged inner-city children the summer of their lives as a summer camp counsellor! Dates: one week at a residential camp, 11th-15th June, 18th-22nd June, 9th-13th July and 16th-20th July.

 Leadership Opportunity with Laureus Sport for Good – Get involved in this exciting new project that uses sports to help pupils grow and develop their skills! Dates: Training on the 11th, 12th and 13th June, and the pilot session will be on the 18th.

 Annual Playworks Playday – Interested in events management? Come on down and help provide the most fun and FREE day out for local families! Dates: Wednesday 1st August

Summer Reading Challenge with Nottingham City Libraries - Bring reading to life for young people in Nottingham this summer by getting involved in Mischief Makers, the Nottingham City Libraries Summer Reading Challenge! Dates: Training on 13th June, the challenge takes place on the 14th.

 Derby Kids Camp 2018! Derby Kids' Camp is a 100% volunteer-run charity committed to providing free holidays for disadvantaged children in Derby and Derbyshire. The camps run for 5 weeks, from late July until early September and you would need to be available for 1 full week within this period. 



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)

  Amber House – Help support women and children who have fled domestic violence by providing the knowledge and confidence to access local amenities, groups and activities for their children. Commitment: 2-5 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months

 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

 Home Library Service – Do you speak Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi or Urdu? Bring the library to people’s homes by delivering foreign language books, CDs, DVDs to those with mobility problems, disability or caring responsibilities. Commitment: 2-3 hours once every three weeks

 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. 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


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