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  • Volunteer retail assistants are a crucial driving force behind raising funds for St Luke's. Within the shops, tasks undertaken will include greeting customers, answering queries, sorting out donated goods, using the till to process sales, keeping the stores well presented. tidy and much more.

    • Areas of InterestAdministration/Retail
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Mornings, Afternoons, Whole Days, Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Problem Solving
    • Numeracy Skills
    • IT Skills
    • Positive Attributes
  • 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
  • St Luke's Hospice Plymouth logo

    Befriending with St Luke's Hospice Plymouth

    St Luke's Hospice Plymouth

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The Befriending Volunteers makes a valuable contribution in supporting the local community team in giving practical assistance, social support and companionship to patients.

    • Areas of InterestDisabilities/Special Needs, Mental Health, Older People
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Flexible
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Positive Attributes
  • In this challenging yet rewarding volunteering role, you will provide bereavement support directly to clients, both face to face and over the telephone. You will receive all the necessary training and have access to resources that improve your knowledge and skills.

    • Areas of InterestDisabilities/Special Needs, Mental Health, Older People
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Flexible
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Positive Attributes
  • Volunteers in the Driftwood Cafe/Servery at the hospice are absolutely crucial. Activities could range from serving patients' teas and coffees, to collecting and washing dirty dishes. This is a very rewarding role in helping our team. to minimise the discomfort felt by many patients.

    • Areas of InterestAdministration/Retail, Disabilities/Special Needs, Mental Health, Older People
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Mornings, Afternoons, Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Problem Solving
    • Positive Attributes
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    EBay Volunteer with St Luke's Hospice Plymouth

    St Luke's Hospice Plymouth

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    EBay volunteers provide administrative assistance to the E-commerce and EPOS Administrator, with tasks involving packing items for posting, researching and listing items for online sale. on eBay/internet, and testing items such as cameras, computers, gaming equipment and jigsaw puzzles.

    • Areas of InterestAdministration/Retail, Technology/Computing
    • How Often?Flexible
    • When?Weekdays, Mornings, Afternoons, Flexible
    • Teamwork
    • Communication
    • Planning / Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Positive Attributes
  • The Special Olympics Movement is the ‘third arm’ of the Olympics movement, along with the Olympics and Paralympics. It is dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with an Intellectual (Learning) Disability through training and competition in numerous sporting disciplines, in both summer and winter sports. 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 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. Weekly games include Badminton, Bowls, football and Boccia. There is also a weekly guest sport and details of this will be in the weekly email sent to students who register their interest in the opportunity via this volunteering tool box. 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.

    • Areas of InterestDisabilities/Special Needs, Sports
    • How Often?One Off Event
    • 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.

    Student Led Volunteering’s Animal Conservation Project aims to broaden the student experience of practical animal conservation whilst having fun and learning new skills.

    • 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.

    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.

    • Areas of InterestEnvironment/Gardening
    • How Often?One Off Event
    • When?Weekdays, Weekends, Afternoons, Whole Days
    • Teamwork
    • Positive Attributes
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