Volunteering Fair

Thursday 27 September 2018

11am - 4pm

Marquee & Underground

Your chance to do something amazing! Volunteer with organisations in the community to support the cause you are passionate about, whilst gaining valuable skills and experience.

Come along to discover a whole host of volunteering opportunities and find the perfect opportunity for you.

Organisations Attending


Volunteering Roles:

Alzheimer’s SocietyHealth and Older People

Acorns Children’s Hospice - Community

Action Tutoring - Education

The Barber Institute of Fine ArtsArts and Heritage

Birmingham Hippodrome - Arts

The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research – Research and Conservation

CoachBright – Education

Community Wardens - Community

Engineering UKYoung People

University of Birmingham: Equality and Diversity Team – Community

Father Hudson’s Care- Community

Frontier - International Development

University of Birmigham: Green Impact - Environmental

Human Appeal - Events and Fundraising

Independent Age Older People

Safeside-West Midlands Fire Service - Education

Selly Oak Live at Home – Older People and Community

University of Birmingham Sport – Sport and Leisure

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity – Health and Community

Warwickshire and B'Ham Royal Air Force Air Cadets - Young People

We Love Carers – Support

West Midlands Police – Community

Wildlife Trust Birmingham – Environment and Conservation


Information / Support:

Jobs, Skills and Volunteering

Personal Skills Award (PSA)

Careers Network


There will also be lots of student volunteering groups at the socieites fair on the same day- to see the full list of amazing groups check out the 'Campaigning and Fundraising' and 'Community Volunteering' streams here.


Tips for Students Attending

Research Organisations:
Search their website. What do they do? What type of opportunities might be available? 

Be Enthusiastic:
Smile! Show organisations that you are really interested in them and the opportunities available!

Ask Questions:
Have questions ready! E.g. “How would you describe the responsibilities of the role?”; “Will I need a DBS?”; “What would a typical shift include?”; “What skills and experience are you looking for?"

Use initiative – shake hands and introduce yourself, strike up relevant conversation. Be confident and remember, they are here to find students to fill their roles! They want to help you!

If you're interested in an opportunity make sure that you set aside time to apply for it or register online after the fair. Don’t waste the chance, as you never know when the opportunity will become available again!


Any Questions?

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at volunteering@guild.bham.ac.uk

Phone: 0121 415 8985 (Monday - Friday)

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