Volunteering from home

 

Volunteering roles that you can do remotely from home usually count towards the "Make a Difference" part of the Stellify Award.

You may be interested in volunteering from home. If so, we have a wide range of remote opportunities available that you can do.

Volunteering in this way is a great opportunity for you to still connect with people, have fun and make a positive difference from the safety of your home. 

Due to the ongoing pandemic and COVID restrictions, volunteering from home still enables you to still get involved in an array of community initiatives and make a difference to people's lives. 

Volunteering from home can involve volunteering online in different ways, writing letters to befriend children or chatting with older people on the phone.  

Remote volunteer opportunities highlighted above are available to you on Volunteer Hub. When you access Volunteer Hub, go to the 'Show volunteering from home opportunities only' box when searching, highlight 'Yes' and Volunteer Hub will show these opportunities to you.

Volunteer Hub

If you are interested in international volunteering, some of our overseas partner organisations are also running remote volunteering opportunities. From the comfort of your own home, you can help with interesting and useful projects from around the world. 

Find out more via our International volunteering pages and/or Volunteer Hub.

International volunteering

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Jenny, currently in her third year of a four-year Integrated MSci Biomedical Sciences course has not allowed the ongoing pandemic to stop her volunteering. Jenny volunteers with Noah’s A.R.T, an animal therapy charity by using her artistic skills to create animal related art. Her artwork is  included in weekly packages of animal-related goodies that Noah’s A.R.T. send out to those that need them. 

Jenny also volunteers with Post Pals, a charity dedicated to making seriously ill children and their siblings smile by the sending of cards, letters, little gifts, support and friendship. Volunteers like Jenny are encouraged to write letters and send art or other gifts to the children. As a volunteer, you are not expected to receive anything in return, although some children do enjoy writing back.

“I have really enjoyed producing work for these two charities throughout this semester, and it is a perfect thing to do while studying from home. It feels more important than ever that those who need it get to have a reason to smile, and if I can provide that by doing a little drawing or writing a letter, then what a brilliant thing to do in my free time!”

Jenny