Volunteering from Home

Volunteering from home...

Looking to volunteer remotely?

Why not check out the opportunities below to see what you can get involved in!

We have found lots of virtual and remote volunteering that you can get involved with to make a difference to local communities and those around the world. You can give as much or as little time as you want, and you can continue to log your hours on our website! Read below and click on the photos below to find out how to get involved!

Whether you want to volunteer regularly or just on an ad-hoc basis, there is something for everyone.

Please check that you are happy with any terms and conditions if you are asked to sign up in order to take part in any of the volunteering below.

Click on the photos to find out more and get started!

Environment and Conservation

ACTION FOR INSECTS

Join Action for Insects today to take practical, positive action in your own home and garden to help insects. Visit the website and request your free guide.

 

 

 

eBIRD

Contribute to global birdwatching sightings and join this global birdwatching community. More than a 100 billion sightings are contributed annually by eBirders.

Join the website and get started!

RECORD #MyPatch

We’re challenging you to keep enjoying nature, whilst staying at home. Explore your garden and appreciate the amazing diversity of wildlife found there. We’re aiming to gain an insight into the species found across Cheshire’s garden habitats and would love you to join us through recording the wildlife you see in our Patch’.

INSTANT WILD

Instant Wild empowers you to take part in vital conservation work by bringing you LIVE images and videos from amazing locations all around the world for you to identify. Visit the website and get tagging!

CHIMP AND SEE

Review footage of chimpanzees to help anthropologists identify their behaviours, relationships and environment.

 

FLOATING FORESTS

Floating Forests helps to uncover the history of kelp forests. Given the worldwide distribution of kelp, we need your help to track it across time and space. Visit the website and click classified to get involved.

 

PENGUIN WATCH

Count penguins in remote regions to help researchers understand their lives and environment.

 

Visit their website to get involved!

 

 

Local Virtual/Telephone Opportunities

CHANGING LIVES TOGETHER - TELEPHONE BEFRIENDER

Changing Lives Together are looking for Volunteers to become Telephone Befrienders for our Cheshire Wide Buddying & Befriending Scheme. We are asking if you have an hour or two per week, or fortnight spare to help someone who is over 50 and experiencing loneliness or isolation.

AGE UK CHESHIRE-TELEPHONE BEFRIENDING

The Age UK Cheshire Telephone Befriending is a telephone befriending service that operates across the whole of Cheshire. The service is for people who are over 50 and are experiencing loneliness or isolation and would like regular companionship through a weekly phonecall.

FRIENDSHIP MATTERS CIC – SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

We are looking for persons who are able to work from home to help us with our social media marketing.

 

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION - ONLINE SALES CHAMPION

British Heart Foundation - Wikipedia

Do you have a keen eye for unusual or sought-after collectables? Help our BHF shop in Chester as an online sales volunteer and gain skills that can be used for life. 

BOOKMARK READING CHARITY - ONLINE READING VOLUNTEER

Bookmark Reading Charity logo

As a Bookmark online reading volunteer, you’ll help a 5-9 year-old learn to read, so that they can succeed in school and beyond. You will read together, play games, and see your reader progress, all through our secure online platform. Each reading programme involves 30-minute sessions with the same child, twice a week, for six weeks. 

VISION SUPPORT – TELEPHONE BEFRIENDER

Vision Support offer a wide range of services to those living with sight loss.

This role is designed to alleviate loneliness and social isolation for those living with sight loss. Volunteers will call a service user around once per week and have a chat with them. 

SHOUT

Shout is the UK’s first free, confidential 24/7 text support service. Shout Volunteers are the first point of contact to someone in distress who uses the text service. You will need to be resilient and commit to the training offered for this rewarding role.

LUV2MEETU - VIRTUAL EVENT VOLUNTEER

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There is an exciting new opportunity to become a virtual volunteer for Luv2MeetU working with our Virtual Coordinator Kit to run an innovative and comprehensive service for our adults with learning disabilities and /or autism.

SENSE – VIRTUAL BUDDY

Sense is a national disability charity. For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

Sense Virtual Buddying volunteers make a real difference to supporting young people and adults who may be lonely or isolated.Sense matches volunteers with disabled people to meet for an hour a week on Zoom or over the phone.

SNOW ANGEL CIC - TELEPHONE BEFRIENDING

This involves calling an older person usually on a weekly basis for a chat and we provide guidelines on positive conversations since the pandemic they have had an increase in younger volunteers and they have all had positive experiences making connections with the older generation. They have said that they have made new friends and that it has had a positive impact on their mental health.

CITIZENS ADVICE CHESHIRE WEST – TELEPHONE ADVISORS

Our Telephone Advisers give information, advice and guidance to clients from the Cheshire West area that call our Advice line. They assess a client situation/needs and give advice from our information systems to help them find a resolution.

Visit their website to volunteer 

CALL COMPANIONS

 

Call Companions for Re-Engage make regular telephone calls to lonely and isolated older people providing a lifeline of friendship. The regular chat and companionship offers a vital link with the outside world.

ACTION TUTORING – VOLUNTEER TUTOR (ENGLISH OR MATHS)

Volunteering with Action Tutoring is a rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people living in your community. As an English or maths tutor, you will choose one of our partner schools and work with one or two pupils for an hour a week across the course of a school term. Sessions can be delivered online, at the same time each week. We provide all of our tutors with training and workbooks to use in sessions, and we will also process a DBS check for you.

THE BE FREE CAMPAIGN – VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER

This is a mental health charity that aims to give people the tools they need to look after their mental health & wellbeing in order to live happier more fulfilling lives.  Volunteers aid in delivering our charitable objectives. Virtual roles may include: Administration aid. Volunteers will help organise activities, Help design educational material e.g informative bookmarks, Help with fundraising activities outlined in the fundraising strategy, Help run social media pages

AGE CYMRU – INDEPENDENT VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE

HOPE will enable older people and carers to engage with professionals, participate in their communities, understand their rights as an older person, access information to make informed choices and, at the end of the day, have their voices heard.  

Volunteers will be providing support over the phone, via video call.

 

Arts and Crafts

THE INNOCENT BIG KNIT - AGE UK.

 

Knit the little hats that are sold on Innocent drinks - every bottle sold with a hat helps raise 25p for Age UK.

BLISS – KNIT FOR PREMATURE BABIES

Knit clothing, blankets and toys for premature babies. Before you get started, check which items your local neonatal unit need.

KNIT FOR SANDS