Across the summer break, there are volunteering opportunities for all interests. Our charities offer everything from one-off festival event support to volunteering with summer camps.
Whether you are staying in Nottingham or want a virtual opportunity, there are still plenty of ways to stay engaged with the community during the summer break, through our Summer Volunteering Programme.
Check out our carefully curated selection of summer volunteering opportunities below, to find the perfect role for you. And don't forget to stay connected with your fellow volunteers and The Community Engagement and Volunteering Team via the Student Volunteering Network on Teams.
Alzheimer's Society - Trek26 Event Volunteers
Trek26 is a fantastic event that takes place across the who country to raise awareness and much valuable funds to support the work of The Alzheimer's Society. Trekking a marathon or half-marathon is no mean feat so volunteers give our trekkers as much support as possible on the day
Go Beyond - Camp Volunteers
Go Beyond is a national children's charity providing free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from all over the UK. As a Go Beyond Volunteer you;ll join a team supporting Break Leaders to give children and young people aged 8-15-years-old a week they’ll remember for a lifetime.
Green Hustle - Green Hustle Event Volunteer
Green Hustle Festival is a celebration of life and creativity that aims to make our city greener, healthier, and more connected. Join in and be part of an epic party of positivity, hosted by an unparalleled cross-pollination of humans, from talented creatives to independent makers and cultural institutions.
Over the Wall - Camp Volunteers
Over The Wall is for children with serious illness and disabilities, and their families, to discover a world of mischief and magic. Over The Wall look for volunteers to support campers and create amazing experiences for them.
Pathway Housing Solutions - Summer Programmes
Pathway Housing Solutions is a local community housing organisation (social enterprise - which means that all of our profits are reinvested for good) set up to support those people who face the greatest barriers and disadvantage. This summer you could be involved with Pathways to support the people affected by housing issues within the city.
Portland College - Newstart Assistant
Portland is a specialist college, residential care provider and Centre of Excellence for Autism. With a focus on disability sports and art, the Newstart hall offers an exciting calendar of performances, events, fixtures and education programmes for our learners, local groups and wider communities
Shout 85258 - Shout Volunteer
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. As a Shout Volunteer you can take a shift anywhere in the UK - at a time or day that suits you; whether you're away from university or finding hours between studies.
Reach Learning Disability - Flower Pod gardener and Centre activity support volunteer roles
Flower Pod is a horticultural social enterprise located on the Brackenhurst campus. We grow and sell cut flowers as well as maintaining a beautiful, therapeutic garden where our clients can socialise and have fun. Our parent charity, Reach Learning Disability, also provides day-centre support and domicile care for people with learning disabilities across Nottinghamshire
Hetty's Summer Volunteer Programme - Hetty's Charity
Hetty's Charity have a broad range of Volunteering opportunities between June to September for NTU students to come and get involved in.
Outdoor Activity Volunteer- Wellies in the Woods - Groundwork Nottingham
Getting kids to love nature and appreciate the wonders of the outdoors is such a lifechanging and magical gift. Groundwork Five Counties are pleased to announce a fun, exciting family learning programme for parents and children that is designed to empower them with the confidence and skills needed to get the most out of natural play! Wellies in the Woods works with parents and carers who would love to get out into nature with their children, widening our communities’ appreciation of the outdoors and green spaces.
Befriending Volunteer - Groundwork Nottingham
Groundwork Greater Nottingham (GGN) is hoping to reduce loneliness and isolation for people in Nottingham. As a befriending volunteer you will be matched with a person who lives in the project area, and you will provide opportunities for much needed companionship and social interaction. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested to support people that struggle with loneliness and isolation, gain experience, give something back to the community, enhance their CV, or compliment their studies.
Green Spaces Volunteers - Groundwork Nottingham
Join us for a few hours a week to help keep you local area even better by carrying out practical conservation tasks. Make a difference to the local woodland, wildlife meadows and footpaths, and cycle routes in the area.
Digital Champion Volunteer - Age UK Nottingham
"The purpose of this role is to provide personalised digital/IT support to older people to gain or improve technical skills and to become digitally included. This inclusivity results in reduced loneliness and helps older people lead more healthy and independent lives.
Safe & Sound Volunteer - Various
"We need volunteers who can bring the experience, insights and passion to help take us realise our ambition and build a sustainable future. We want good team players: people who can bring creative and different ideas to help us continue to develop.
Holiday Activity Volunteer - Nottingham Clubs for Young People
Nottingham Clubs for Young People are a not for profit organisation that is very passionate about helping young people in Nottinghamshire be healthy, safe, confident and successful. We are looking for volunteers with experience of working with young people in general, offering sports, arts, crafts etc to support our Holiday Activity programme running for 3 weeks over the summer.
Otermans Institute - Various Roles
Otermans Institute (OI) provides transferable and employability skills training to underserved and unserved learners in ten countries globally including Iraq, Nepal, Lebanon, and India. Through our training, we are supporting learners who are forced out of school due to the pandemic, those who are in extremely remote locations, and those who have been affected by violence and war-like refugees in United Nations camps. We often work closely with governments including in the UK, NGOs and UN bodies.
Future Parks Nottingham - Parks Volunteers
Nottingham City Council has been awarded funding through the Future Parks Accelerator Fund (FPA). This is a national project, to find new ways to manage and fund parks and open spaces. The project is funded by The National Lottery Heritage fund, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and supported by the National Trust.