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Current Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering symbolThere are all sorts of volunteering opportunities available for you to get involved. These opportunities are changed and added to regularly – so check again in a few weeks as there may be something that interests you.
Please select the opportunity you are interested in to find out more and how to apply:
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Bosworth Site Maintenance Volunteer
Communities and Wellbeing Service
Bosworth is a site of national historical significance, being the location of the Battle of Bosworth and the death of Richard III. As a volunteer you will play an important role in keeping the grounds attractive to visitors. Bosworth Battlefield
Community Coaches, Think Leicestershire Chief Executive's Support the delivery of an innovative new programme called Think Leicestershire, which aims to unleash the massive untapped community spirit, skills and other resources within the neighbourhoods and communities of Leicestershire. Leicestershire
Community Speed Watch Volunteers Road Safety Work within the community to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and help manage the problem locally. Varies.
Computer Support Volunteer Communities and Wellbeing Service Leicestershire libraries provide regular work clubs to aid people in job search, CV writing and interview skills etc. Volunteers are needed to support the work club advisors in the setting up and running of these weekly clubs. This will involve helping people to search for jobs, setting up email accounts and completing online applications. Libraries across Leicestershire
Country Park Conservation Days Country Parks Join a diverse group of people who get together on a regular basis to carry out conservation tasks within the Parks around Leicestershire. Varies.
Digitisation volunteer Communities and Wellbeing Service As a digitisation volunteer you will be involved in creating digital copies of paper records relating to the Defence Animal Centre in Melton Mowbray. The centre is the home of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps and trains animals for the military. Melton Carnegie Museum, Melton Mowbray
Duke of Edinbrugh Award Volunteering Duke of Edinburgh Award Volunteering for young people participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Varies.
Get Set Project, 16-25 year olds Get Set, Leicestershire County Council Get Set offers 16-25 year olds voluntary work experience opportunities across all departments of Leicestershire County Council. For more information visit www.leics.gov.uk/getset Across Leicestershire
Home Library Service Volunteers Communities and Wellbeing Service
The Home Library Service is looking for volunteers who can deliver books, cds, dvds to people unable to get into the local library in Blaby area.
This could be due to illness or disability, but the majority of these are older people. The volunteer will choose the books, cds etc. and then deliver them to the client at home at a mutually convenient time, picking up any books, cds etc. previously used and read and returning them to the library.
Blaby Area
Home Library Service Volunteers Communities and Wellbeing Service
The Home Library Service is looking for volunteers who can deliver books, cds, dvds to people unable to get into the local library in the Bottesford area.
This could be due to illness or disability, but the majority of these are older people. The volunteer will choose the books, cds etc. and then deliver them to the client at home at a mutually convenient time, picking up any books, cds etc. previously used and returning them to the library.
Bottesford Area
Home Library Service Volunteers Communities and Wellbeing Service
The Home Library Service is looking for volunteers who can deliver books, cds, dvds to people unable to get into the local library in the Coalville area.
This could be due to illness or disability, but the majority of these are older people. The volunteer will choose the books, cds etc. and then deliver them to the client at home at a mutually convenient time, picking up any books cds etc. previously used and read and returning them to the library.
Coalville Area
Home Library Service Volunteers Communities and Wellbeing Service
The Home Library Service is looking for volunteers who can deliver books, cds, dvds to people unable to get into the local library in Glenfield area.
This could be due to illness or disability, but the majority of these are older people. The volunteer will choose the books, cds etc. and then deliver them to the client at home at a mutually convenient time, picking up any books, cds etc. previously used and read and returning them to the library.
Glenfield Area
Home Library Service Volunteers Communities and Wellbeing Service
The Home Library Service is looking for volunteers who can deliver books, cds, dvds to people unable to get into the local library in Glenhills area.
This could be due to illness or disability, but the majority of these are older people. The volunteer will choose the books, cds etc. and then deliver them to the client at home at a mutually convenient time, picking up any books, cds etc. previously used and read and returning them to the library.
Glenhills Area
Home Library Service Volunteer Libraries To deliver books, cds, dvds etc to a housebound individual in Houghton on the Hill. Houghton on the Hill
Home Library Service Volunteers Communities and Wellbeing Service
The Home Library Service is looking for volunteers who can deliver books, cds, dvds to people unable to get into the local library in Kibworth area.
This could be due to illness or disability, but the majority of these are older people. The volunteer will choose the books, cds etc. and then deliver them to the client at home at a mutually convenient time, picking up any books, cds etc. previously used and read and returning them to the library.
Kibworth Area
Home Library Service Volunteers Communities and Wellbeing Service
The Home Library Service is looking for volunteers who can deliver books, cds, dvds to people unable to get into the local library in the Loughborough area.
This could be due to illness or disability, but the majority of these are older people. The volunteer will choose the books, cds etc. and then deliver them to the client at home at a mutually convenient time, picking up any books, cds etc. previously used and read and returning them to the library.
Loughborough Area
Home Library Service Volunteers Communities and Wellbeing Service
The Home Library Service is looking for volunteers who can deliver books, cds, dvds to people unable to get into the local library in the Bottesford area.
This could be due to illness or disability, but the majority of these are older people. The volunteer will choose the books, cds etc. and then deliver them to the client at home at a mutually convenient time, picking up any books, cds etc. previously used and returning them to the library.
Newtown Linford Area
Independent Visitor Fostering Independent Visitors befriend young people in foster or residential care, who have no regular contact with their birth families. An Independent Visitor’s role is to meet with a young person to listen, offer support and have fun. Varies.
Join the Local Access Forum Countryside and Rights of Way People with a passion for walking and riding in the countryside, or are interested in exploring their neighbourhoods are encouraged to apply to join the Leicestershire Local Access Forum. Varies.
Leicestershire Villages Website Administrators Leicestershire Villages Help administer and manage your local community's web content on the Leicestershire Villages website. Home-based, online.
Love Food Hate Waste Volunteers Waste and Recycling Help local residents reduce their food waste. Varies.
Luncheon Club Volunteers Community Meals Service The Lutterworth library is ready to host a monthly lunch club but we need volunteers to run it i.e. help with the co ordination of volunteers/helpers basic administration and serving of meals. Lutterworth
Master Gardener Public Health Share your love of growing fruit and vegetables with other people in Leicestershire. Leicestershire
Master Composters Waste and Recycling Use your skills and enthusiasm to help raise the awareness of the benefits of home composting. Varies.
Meet and Greet Volunteer Communities and Wellbeing Service Leicestershire libraries provide regular work clubs to aid people in job search, CV writing, interview skills etc. Volunteers are needed to support the work club advisors in the setting up and running of these weekly clubs. This will involve welcoming people to the clubs and registering customer's information. Libraries across Leicestershire
Ride Leicester Volunteers Leicester City Council with British Cycling
The city council are looking for around 40 volunteers to help out at two major events - Castle Classic Cycle Race on Sunday 17th August; with British Cycling & Sky Ride on Sunday 24th August; with Sky, British Cycling and other partners
Leicester
School Governors Child Education Become a governor and contribute to your local school and learn new skills. Varies.
Shared Reading Practitioner Leicestershire Libraries and The Reader Organisation Bring great literature to life though the practice of Shared Reading! The Reader Organisation’s shared reading model uses a range of great literature to encourage the sharing of thoughts and experiences, allowing personal and social connections to be made. As a volunteer, you will be responsible for leading a weekly Shared Reading Group for adults. Across County Libraries
Summer Reading Champion Communities and Wellbeing Service
This summer Leicestershire Libraries are hosting the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge, to encourage children to read more.
Are you aged 12-24? Want to gain experience within a Library working with children? Then become a Summer Reading Champion in your local library!! You will be involved in creating displays, supporting events and helping out at the Summer Reading Challenge help desk.
Melton Library
Supporting Adult Learners in an English Class Adult Learning Service / Communities and Wellbeing Service Support adult learners in an English class Groby College
Supporting Adult Learners in an English Class Adult Learning Service / Communities and Wellbeing Service Support adult learners in an English class Melton Library
Tree Wardens Environmental Management Tree Wardens are appointed as guardians of your local trees and are also a source of advice and can help you organise a tree planting scheme. Varies.
Volunteer Drivers - Social Care Community Transport Driving transport is provided for shopping, visiting friends & relatives, social activities, health appointments and in some cases for hospital appointments. Varies.
Walking Bus Scheme School Transport The Walking Bus is a smart form of school transport. The 'Bus' is made up of a group of children walking with at least two volunteers. Varies.
Waste Action Volunteers Waste and Recycling Help local residents reduce the amount of rubbish they send to landfill Varies.
Youth Offending Service Youth Offending Service Helping young people to avoid further offending and make amends for offences they have committed plus encourage and guide personal growth. Varies.

Page Last Updated: 25 July 2014