Want to Volunteer?

 

What is Volunteering?

Volunteering involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that is of benefit to others or the environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What can I do in Birmingham?

There are hundreds of volunteering vacancies available across the city with lots of different charities including sports coaching, caring, administration, research, youth work, conservation ... and more! Some will require a regular commitment while others may be one-off opportunities. Many charities and community groups will advertise their volunteer vacancies on their websites or at their premises.

They also recruit through Volunteer Centre Birmingham. Charities let us know about their vacancies and we promote them through the Centre and online at https://do-it.org/

 

How do I get started?

If you are interested in volunteering you can visit Volunteer Centre Birmingham to search, view and apply for the volunteer vacancies we are advertising. This is particularly useful if you need extra support to use the computers or guidance about what role might be suitable for you. Click here for opening times and directions.

Private, one-to-one, sessions are available and can be booked in advance by phoning 0121 678 8839.* These sessions can also be requested on the day of your visit, but are subject to room and staff availability.

Alternatively you can search online at https://do-it.org/ - a national database of volunteering opportunities.   

                                 

For regular volunteer vacancy updates, follow us on Twitter @VolCentreBrum

Got Questions? Visit our FAQ page or if you would like to speak to someone at the Volunteer Centre, please call 0121 678 8839 or email volunteerbirmingham@bvsc.org

Youth Volunteering

Visit the Volunteer Centre on Wednesdays 10am - 4pm for advice on youth volunteering.

Volunteering to improve your employability

Visit the Volunteer Centre on Fridays 10am - 4pm for advice on improving your skills through volunteering.

A National Careers Service advisor is also available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only. Call 0121 678 8839 to book a slot.

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Employer Supported Volunteering

Does your company have a volunteering policy? Visit the Volunteer Centre on Thursdays 10am - 4pm for advice on Employer Supported Volunteering or email businessinvolvement@bvsc.org or call 0121 678 8129 for information on our Business InVOLvement programme.

BVSC has a suite of volunteering and partnership development opportunities designed specifically for Birmingham's business sector. We are supporting the voluntary sector to access the volunteer capacity of employees and employers working in the city.

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Be Involved

You can also find opportunities and information on how to get involved in your local community, for example:

  • how to join local forums or attend ward meetings
  • how to influence decisions and make a difference
  • how to start e-petitions

at Be Involved which is an online signposting service that helps you explore how you can get involved and help shape Birmingham.

* Confidential interviews are conducted in line with the usual safeguarding principles.

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