Volunteer this August

Volunteering Opportunities: August

The rainbows have been taken down and there are no longer 5 family quiz nights booked every week, but now more than ever our community spirit is still needed! Lots of charities and non-for-profits are struggling so we’ve gathered together some easy volunteering opportunities for you to help lend a hand this August.

 

Creatives for Good

When you think volunteering, you might not necessarily think about sitting behind a screen designing a new logo or posting on Instagram. But loads of projects can’t afford graphic designers or marketing experts when they’re underfunded or keen to put the majority of their income towards their causes.

If you could lend a some time to help with a poster campaign, create some spot illustrations or schedule some social media posts, get in touch and we’ll connect you to a charity or project in need.

Current Opportunity: The Pavilion at Alexandra Park in Poole is looking for a volunteer to help promote its community work and help to build an online audience and community around the pavilion, its events and what it offers. This would mainly include online social media, but also design work for posters and flyers. More info here.

 

Get Outside

It’s currently the Big Butterfly Count! Running up to 9th August, Butterfly Conservation’s UK-wide survey is aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see.

To take part, simply download the app, spend 15mins outdoors counting butterflies and submit your report! More info here.

 

Local Opportunities

If you’re still around Bournemouth, then take a look at the Community Action Network, which list loads of local volunteering opportunities. You can filter searches to find the opportunity that works for you. Browse befriending, activities helper and environmental opportunities!

Leave Only Footprints are still running regular beach cleans to help tackle the pollution on our coasts. Be sure to book your place!

 

If you’re not in Bournemouth for the summer, just search volunteering opportunities near you. Your local council will most likely have a webpage for more info about volunteering so give it a google.

 

Volunteer from home

As well as artwork and design opportunities, there’s loads of volunteering opportunities you can get do without leaving the house. Here are a couple of our favourites:

 

  • Woolly Hugs are a crafting collective who support loads of projects, including knitting for Children’s Hospitals and refugees.

 

  • Zooniverse need you to help them with large-scale conservation projects by doing things like counting giraffes, monitoring chimpanzees and reporting on wild bird plumage!

 

Websites for good

Sites like freerice.com ask you to do simple little things like vocab quizzes and in exchange they donate to those in need. You could even set www.ecosia.org as your default browser and just by searching regular stuff like "Top tips for building blanket forts" you'll help plant trees!

 

To keep up-to-date with local volunteer opportunities throughout the year, check out our Level Up volunteer programme