Volunteering roles that you can do remotely from home usually count towards the "Make a Difference" part of the Stellify Award.
Volunteering from home is a great opportunity for you to connect with people, have fun and make a positive difference, all whilst never having to leave your house!
Remote volunteer opportunities are available on the Volunteer Hub. Simply go to the Show volunteering from home opportunities only box when searching and highlight Yes.
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.
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!”