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

WCe’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.

 

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.

 

DISABILITY POSITIVE – BEFRIENDER

Disability positive is looking for volunteers to support the befriending part of the service, which aims to reduce isolation by offering individually tailored support.

Volunteer Befrienders will provide the service this could be via telephone or face to face, For those who don't want face to face visits these could be a weekly phone call

CPRE CHESHIRE – COUNTRYSIDE GUEST BLOGGER

 Can you tell the story of your local countryside or urban green spaces? Perhaps you know of a great local food store or want to highlight a hidden gem of Cheshire countryside accessible from Chester via public transport? Or would you like to share the story of a conservation activity that you’ve taken part in?

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. 

TUTOR THE NATION   VOLUNTEER AMBASSADOR

We are looking for Volunteer Ambassadors to help us spread the word about Tutor The Nation on university campuses across the UK

TUTOR THE NATION – VOLUNTEER TUTOR

We are looking for volunteers to give one hour of their week to tutor a secondary-school pupil in a GCSE or A-Level subject of choice. Click on the picture to find out more.

 

 

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.

CHILDREN’S AIR AMBULANCE - VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING

We are looking for volunteers to virtually support our Community Fundraisers who cover Liverpool and North West areas. There are many different areas we require support with including: Admin support to our fundraising teams, maintaining databases & inputting data, organising & distributing fundraising collateral to supporters and Carrying out desk-based research

CHESHIRE WEST CITIZENS ADVICE -  VOLUNTEERING COACHING PROGRAMME

Citizens Advice Volunteering Coaching programme is up and running across Cheshire West.  It's free, online, takes about an hour to do and there's a certificate at the end.  The aim is to equip people with knowledge of what help and support is available locally and how to connect people to that support.  To take part click on Citizens Advice Cheshire West Logo.

WINTERGREEN – UK CIC – ADMIN VOLUNTEER

Wintergreen is a small community interest company who provide wellness activities and treatments to ex-military personnel and their families.

We are looking for volunteers who could help in the following areas:

Fundraising

Social Media and Website,

Document writing/conversion/proofreading

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.

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.

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.

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