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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
  • Hooked on the Ocean?Looking for a fun volunteer oppor-Tuna-ty?Want to learn how to keep your friends close but your Anemones closer?Then this is the Plaice for you!Come join the fintastic NMA conservation education volunteers and be part of a shoal!

    • Areas of InterestAnimals, Education/Young People
    • How Often?Flexible, More Than Once a Week, Once A Week, Once A Fortnight
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Mornings, Afternoons, Whole Days, Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Positive Attributes
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    Special Olympics Volunteer

    UPSU Student Led Volunteering

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2021 and 01 Jun 2022

    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
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    Days Out With The Animal Conservation Project

    UPSU Student Led Volunteering

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    ***This project is temporarily on hold and volunteer days out will be reintroduced as and when our charity partners are ready to accommodate volunteers again. Student Led Volunteering’s Animal Conservation Project aims to broaden the student experience of practical animal conservation whilst having fun and learning new skills. If you would like to receive regular updates from the project and be the first to know when activities are able to resume, you will need to sign up for a FREE membership with Student Led Volunteering is via this link: https://www.upsu.com/slv/

    • Areas of InterestAnimals, Environment/Gardening
    • How Often?One Off Event
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Whole Days
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Positive Attributes
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    Get Green Fingered With The Green Team

    UPSU Student Led Volunteering

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    ***This project is temporarily on hold and volunteer days out will be reintroduced as and when our charity partners are ready to accommodate volunteers again. By expressing an interest you will be the first to know when the project is able to resume. The Green Team offer fantastic opportunities for students to experience the diverse landscapes of Devon and Cornwall. The Green Team focuses on the restoration, conservation and management of culturally and environmentally important local areas. Organisations and Partnerships that students will be helping include: - Moor Trees - Natural England - Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership - Poole Farm - Burrator Reservoir With no commitment to attend all of the trips you are able to sign up for the trips depending on your interests and availability. Whatever you choose to do when you come out with the Green Team it’s a great way to get away from all the uni stress, have a great time and do some good! FURTHER DETAILS: No previous experience or knowledge is needed and transport is provided. Hot drinks and biscuits will be available (just remember to bring a mug). Lunch however is not provided so you will need to bring your own. If you would like to receive regular updates from the project and be the first to know when activities are able to resume, you will need to sign up for a FREE membership with Student Led Volunteering is via this link: https://www.upsu.com/slv/

    • Areas of InterestEnvironment/Gardening
    • How Often?One Off Event
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Afternoons, Whole Days
    • Teamwork
    • Positive Attributes
  • Association Visitors act as the main contact for people living with MND (this includes the person with MND, their family and 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
  • To help with some or all of the following activities (according to your preferences). DAILY CARE of hedgegogs including cleaning hedgehog boxes and pens, washing water bowls, sorting newspaper for bedding, weighing hedgehogs, medicating (under supervision). WEBSITE and SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT. MICROSCOPE ANALYSIS of dropping samples. DIY eg putting up shelves, repair of and putting locks on pens. DRIVERS to pick up sick and injured hedgehogs. ADVERTISING, LEAFLET DISTRIBUTION and TALKS to raise awareness. GETTING THERE: It's just a short hop by bus from Plymouth city centre with buses leaving frequently. Although Hedgehog Care and Rehab can't offer to cover travel costs (it's a very small organisation and simply doesn't have the funds) it is easily reachable by bicycle or even by foot.

    • Areas of InterestAdministration/Retail, Animals, Community Events, Environment/Gardening, Education/Young People, Technology/Computing
    • 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, Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Leadership
    • Enterprise
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Numeracy Skills
    • IT Skills
    • Positive Attributes
  • Attending the weekly meetings during term time only of either: This is all virtually at the moment. *** Rainbows on Tuesday afternoons 4.15-5.45pm or Thursdays 5-6pm and assisting with badge activities or generally with planned meetings *** Brownies on Tuesdays 6 - 7.30pm or Wednesdays 5.30-7pm and assisting with activities, crafts and outings or *** Guides on Wednesdays 7 - 8.45pm assisting with girl led activities. Meetings are held in Plymstock at Plymstock United Church, Plymstock Road, PL9 7PB (Citybus no. 5A from city centre stops directly outside the church). No previous experience needed. You're invited to attend a couple of meetings to find out whether it's for you. After that a DBS check and basic first aid training will be carried out at no expense to the volunteer.

    • Areas of InterestCommunity Events, Education/Young People, Sports
    • How Often?Once A Week
    • When?Afternoons, Evenings
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • IT Skills
    • 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
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    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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