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  • This role will be suited to someone who can relate well to children and work within a team. It involves assisting in the delivery of the sessions which could include arts and crafts, sports, cookery etc. This will involve supervising the activity to ensure

    It is carried out safely and with the full involvement of the young people. The adult volunteer team are there to help and encourage young people and to set a positive example in the way they conduct themselves. You will also be required to work with the rest


    of the team in helping to prepare for the start of the session and help tidy up at the end. No specific experience required, just an ability to work as part of a team, be able to get on well with young people and the flexibility to assist with organising and


    delivering various activities. 

    We will cover reasonable travel expenses. The centre is on a main bus route, with service 14 stopping outside the centre.

    • Areas of InterestEducation/Young People
    • How Often?Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Positive Attributes
  • UPSU Student Led Volunteering logo

    Special Olympics Volunteer

    UPSU Student Led Volunteering

    This opportunity takes place between 19 Jan 2022 and 01 Jun 2022

    Volunteering with Special Olympics helps to make a real positive different to the projects members. You'll help by socializing and engaging the members in sporting activities.

    The focus is on what the organisation's athletes CAN DO. It is becoming apparent that the Athletes are gaining more and more confidence in their abilities after having attended 'Wednesday Club' sessions. At these sessions, student volunteers help to encourage and support people aged 16+ with intellectual (learning) disabilities to join in and participate in the various sports on offer. There will be opportunities to lead activities as well.

    No good at sport, no problem, there is no commitment to play sports and you can still come along just to chat with the members and encourage them in the activities. 

    No previous experience is necessary and taxis are provided to and from the event free of charge. Volunteers are asked to wear clothes suitable for sporting activities, especially shoes suitable for running and jumping around in. Don't forget to bring some water with you to stay hydrated after all the sports!

    If you would like to receive regular updates from the project, a weekly email will be sent to students who register their interest in the opportunity via this volunteering tool box.

    Some weekly games that happen can include Badminton, Bowls, football and Boccia. 

    Refreshments aren't provided but there is a café onsite that is open during the evening. Payments can only be taken in cash. There are also vending machines onsite.


    If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a leader on this project, please get it touch with Amy Baer : amy.baer@students.plymouth.ac.uk

    • Areas of InterestDisabilities/Special Needs, Sports
    • How Often?Once A Week
    • When?Weekdays, Evenings
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Positive Attributes
  • Association Visitors act as the main contact for people living with MND (this includes the person with MND, their family and their carer) on behalf of the Association.

    They keep in regular contact offering confidential emotional support, and accurate information to enable people with MND to make informed choices. 

    On completion of your training course and registration you would be expected to take on the following:


    o Make and maintain contact regularly by phone, email or face to visits with people living with motor neurone disease.


    o Explain the support and services the Association can offer. 
    o Explain the benefits of becoming a member. 
    o Discuss their needs and wishes regarding support from the Association. 
    o Enable them to identify problems as they arise and explore how these might be managed, outlining the sorts of options available and how to access these.


    o Develop and maintain relationships with your local branch or group. 
    o Make accurate and relevant records in accordance with the MND Associations guidelines and local protocols.


    o Attend support and supervision meetings and other development events. 

    TRAINING: 
    Application form, interview, DBS check, four days of training, (three residential), six week experiential learning period

    • Areas of InterestDisabilities/Special Needs, Mentoring, Older People
    • How Often?Flexible, Once A Week
    • When?Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Positive Attributes
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    Volunteer Shop Assistant with Devon Air Ambulance Trust

    Devon Air Ambulance

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Whoever you are, you'd fit in just fine! If you're outgoing and chatty perhaps you'd like to help on the till or the shop floor? Or perhaps you're a little shy and would prefer to beaver away in the background? If you’re arty, designing the shop windows might be your thing.

    • Areas of InterestAdministration/Retail
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Mornings, Afternoons, Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Numeracy Skills
    • Positive Attributes
  • Plymouth Dance logo

    Plymouth Dance Volunteer Programme

    Plymouth Dance

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    A programme offering those interested in the arts, and particularly dance, to access a range of arts based training opportunities as well as volunteering at a range of dance and other cultural events within the city.

    Training in the past has involved self-employment, Prepare2practice, social media and marketing training, time management, child protection, health and safety, customer service, First Aid training and qualification and Mental Health training and qualification. All training offered focuses on transferable skills. Alongside training, volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer at a range of dance based events. We also connect with other cultural organisations and offer the volunteers the chance to take part in these too. No previous skill is required. Opportunities are offered monthly. Most of the work is central, if not we can support travel.
    Attend an introduction session at which you will read policies, understand relevant procedures and sign up for the programme. Programme runs Sept-May (with a break for Christmas) Sometimes opportunities also continue into summer term.

    • Areas of InterestArts/Culture, Community Events, Disabilities/Special Needs, Education/Young People, Mental Health, Older People
    • How Often?Flexible, Once A Fortnight
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Evenings, Whole Days, Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving
    • Positive Attributes
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    Tea Dance With a Twist volunteers with Plymouth Dance

    Plymouth Dance

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Support with the inter-generational, inclusive, Dementia friendly project 'Tea Dance with a Twist!' run monthly by Plymouth Dance. Volunteers are required to support set-up and clear down, welcome people, chat, drink tea and even dance (if they fancy!)

    The volunteers are vital in ensuring the event runs smoothly, is friendly and open.
    No training is required prior to becoming a volunteer but training is offered to those interested. You need to be someone that is friendly, approachable and warm and be willing to give time at the the weekend to support the event. Volunteers are also needed to help market and flyer for the event.

    • Areas of InterestArts/Culture, Community Events, Disabilities/Special Needs, Mental Health, Older People
    • How Often?Once A Month
    • When?Weekends, Mornings, Afternoons, Whole Days, Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Problem Solving
    • Positive Attributes
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    Surf Mentors with the Wave Project

    The Wave Project

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Jan 2018 and 01 Jan 2029

    Our surf mentors will work 1:1 with our young people in the sea, with our ethos being to let the young person lead what they want to do. If they want to surf, great! If they want to swim, great! If they want to build a sandcastle, no problem! Its a 2 hour fun session!

    • Areas of InterestCommunity Events, Disabilities/Special Needs, Environment/Gardening, Education/Young People, Fundraising, Mental Health, Mentoring, Sports
    • How Often?Flexible, More Than Once a Week, Once A Week, Once A Fortnight, One Off Event, Once A Month
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings, Whole Days, Flexible, Nights
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Leadership
    • Enterprise
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Positive Attributes
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    Volunteer Driver

    The Wave Project

    This opportunity takes place from 06 Jul 2017

    Volunteer drivers would have the option to this instead of being a mentor, and would not be expected to get in the sea. This role would involve picking up and dropping off volunteers and/or young people who cannot get their own way to the beach for sessions.

    (Mileage can be claimed for fuel expenses). Whilst the session is ongoing you would be free to relax at the beach, grab a coffee or take a walk.

    • Communication
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving
    • Positive Attributes
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    Volunteer Box Collector For the Devon Air Ambulance

    Devon Air Ambulance

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are always on the lookout for new box collectors here at the Devon Air ambulance. Our Box Collecting has a whole degree of flexibility. We have almost 5,000 red collection boxes throughout Devon. We ask our box collectors to service each of their allocated boxes at least twice a year.

    • Areas of InterestAdministration/Retail, Education/Young People
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Numeracy Skills
    • Positive Attributes
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    Volunteer Speaker for the Devon Air Ambulance

    Devon Air Ambulance

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The Devon Air Ambulance welcomes anyone who enjoys public speaking to consider joining our team of speakers. Talks are often requested by small community groups and our volunteers take long a PowerPoint presentation to promote our work, encourage support from local people.

    • Areas of InterestCommunity Events, Education/Young People, Fundraising, Older People, Technology/Computing
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • IT Skills
    • Positive Attributes
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