Volunteering Matters has a wide variety of full time volunteering opportunities for young people aged 18-35 who are looking to gain skills and experience or looking for a challenging and fun year out in the UK.
Opportunities are available throughout the year for a period of 6-12 months. No previous experience or qualifications are required. Volunteers should be aged 18-35 and be UK/EEA nationals living in the UK.
Volunteering opportunities are away from home and accommodation and subsistence is provided including £35 per week for day to day expenses plus food (or up to £40 per week to buy food). Volunteers could be placed anywhere in the UK depending on the project to which the volunteer is matched. There are hundreds of opportunities and a wide range of different projects volunteers can get involved in.
The type of opportunities are wide ranging but are largely within health or social care settings.
Typically, these might include:
- Supporting adults or children that have a disability in their own home
- Helping disabled students at university e.g. by note taking or helping with day-to-day living
- Providing respite care for full time carers
- Volunteering in a group or community home
- Providing support or help in a homeless shelter
- Mentoring and befriending young people at risk of offending or exclusion from school
To find out more contact John Maxwell, Recruitment & Welcome Service Manager
call 0121 643 7690 or email John.Maxwell@volunteeringmatters.org.uk.