Bite-sized, on-demand, no commitment actions that benefit a worthy cause
The United Nations runs a portal for on-line volunteering supporting a range of causes although some but not all require a bit more commitment. www.onlinevolunteering.org/en
Check out Citizen Science volunteering from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4BZZdHm64S051q2lnZ1Nr7p/citizen-science
# 2 minute litter pick
People from all over the world are now taking part in the #2 litter pick and are posting their litter picking pictures to social media sites to highlight the problem of litter on a world wide scale. For example
Get involved in a campaign and sign a petition via www.change.org/en-GB
If you enjoy making things check out https://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/home-garden/craft-hobbies/crafting/sewing-and-knitting-for-charityY
SHORT TERM OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteering doesn't always mean giving up lots of time. There are many opportunities available to suit even the busiest of people. See our list of short term opportunities. Further short term opportunities in the area may also show up on www.do-it.org.uk
Where can I volunteer for just one day?
There are lots of large and small events in our area looking for volunteers. Being an Event Volunteer you can see behind the scenes at events, get closer to the action and play a role in making the event possible.
Event Volunteering offers you:
- access to a diverse range of events;
- sometimes training and orientation sessions;
- the opportunity to feel valued;
- the chance to meet new people
- lots of fun!
For a list of event volunteering opportunities in the Cambridge area see our website. Also see our list of short term opportunities
Where can I volunteer for a few weeks?
There are organisations that are happy for people to volunteer a few hours as a one-off or who, need help over short periods. These might include community lunch clubs, art groups, summer holiday clubs, animal refuges, charity shops and many more. You could be doing anything from chatting to people, helping animals, serving refreshments, playing sports, tidying up, or raising funds for good causes. Whatever it is you will be making a difference to other people.,
Please be aware that volunteering roles which involve working closely with vulnerable people and children require safeguarding checks (DBS). These checks take a little time to arrange so if you have only a very short amount of time to offer you probably won’t be able to volunteer for this sort of volunteer role. See our list of short term opportunities.