113th Birmingham 1st Ariel Scout Group
Scouting is a youth based movement which aims to progress young people to become a better citizen whilst developing personal skills and achievements. Ariel Scout Group is based in Selly Oak park and is led by a team of young and dynamic leaders, many of
whom either work or go to the university. Scouting is broken up into sections divided by age so there is something for everyone. Each section has a slightly different feel to them but all of them are great fun to be at. As a leadership team we have control
over the program so we can keep it exciting for ourselves as well as the kids!
The 1851 Trust is a dynamic and innovative education charity committed to inspiring young people to become innovators of the future and stewards of the environment.
We harness the power of professional sport to challenge perceptions and to excite more young people about the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Acorns Children's Hospice
Established in 1988, Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people and their families, across the heart of England.
Action Duchenne Limited
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare genetic muscle wasting condition affecting around 2,500 people in the UK.
There are currently no cures for Duchenne.
Action Duchenne campaign for equality for people with disabilities and provide life lines through our support for families living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We fund cutting edge research and clinical trials into potential treatments to benefit everyone living their lives with Duchenne.
Action for Blind People (part of RNIB group)
Action for Blind People is part of the RNIB Group of charities and offers practical and emotional support for people living with any level of sight loss. This includes welfare, employment and technology support, social opportunities and community outreach.
Action on Hearing Loss
We are Action on Hearing Loss. We help people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose. We enable them to take control of their lives and remove the barriers in their way.
You could be helping people to maintain their hearing aids at local drop-ins, providing information in the community, using your passion to campaign, your project know-how in our offices, or your creative flare within our residential care settings. And if you can’t be here in person, maybe virtual volunteering from home is for you.
Action Tutoring unlocks the potential of children and young people who are facing disadvantage. We are tackling the attainment gap head-on by forging partnerships with schools nationwide.
Our trained volunteer tutors are empowered to enable pupils to make meaningful academic progress, opening doors to future opportunities.
Advice Centre, Guild of Students
We are here to provide free, impartial and confidential information, advice and representation on a wide range of issues to all students of the University of Birmingham.
We specialise in five areas of law: academic, employment, finance, housing and immigration.
Age Concern Birmingham
Age Concern Birmingham is a charity that is dedicated to providing a high quality service and has at its heart key values that it operates by. We have highlighted our mission statement and core values.
Our Mission Statement
To excel in all our endeavours to meet the needs of older people and others in need
AidCamps International is a registered charity that offers the opportunity to participate in short-term voluntary aid projects overseas.
The projects that AidCamps International offer are in conjunction with local non-governmental organisations in the developing world.
Aldridge is a comprehensive school for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds, aged between 11 and 19. Aldridge School became an academy in April 2012.
Alzheimer's Research UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK firmly believes in the power of research to create a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.
We are the UK's leading dementia support and research charity, here for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
We provide information and practical and emotional support to help people live well with dementia, and we invest in world-class research with the ultimate goal of defeating it.
We also campaign to improve public understanding of dementia and the devastating impact it can have, and make sure it's taken seriously and acted on by our governments.
Aspire4U CIC’s mission is to support communities to create better futures by for those in the community. We use events and experiences to amplify this message.
Aspire4U CIC (Community Interest Company) is is a not for profit community engagement organisation that uses the arts to develop mindsets towards well being, financial literacy & employability.
We help young people, families and communities reimagine their lives, then create better futures through what they see and what they feel.
We create: live learning experiences (through programmes
Autism West Midlands charity
We are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people with autism. We use our passion and expertise to enrich the lives of people with autism and those who love and care for them. Our passionate, expert staff and volunteers work across all age groups
and abilities, providing direct support to people with autism.
We are the organisation for all things badminton in England for everyone who wants to get involved whatever age, ability or gender.
We love playing, watching and supporting badminton. We want everyone in England to do the same and become part of the badminton community, whether as a player, coach, volunteer or fan.
We are children's charity and work with children from specific groups, including those in care and on the child protection register, those who care for a family member who is ill and young people who have been sexually exploited.Whatever the issue, we believe that with the right help, committed support and a little belief, even the most vulnerable children can transform their lives and fulfil their potential.The active involvement of children and their families in developing our services is vital. Their input helps us deliver the services which best meet their needs.
Barnardos (Birmingham Think Family)
Barnardo’s transforms the lives of the most vulnerable children across the UK through the work of our services, campaigning and research expertise.
We believe we can bring out the very best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence
Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies (BCAT)
The Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies is a registered charity which was set up in 1993 to provide an accessible arts therapies and arts in health service throughout the Midlands, the UK and extending to an international service. We assist children and adults who are experiencing mental health , behavioral or emotional issues.
The centre, a former Cadbury building, is unique in that it brings together art, drama, music, dance movement and play therapy which can be accessed both here and in an outreach capacity.
Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity
Imagine you are 5 years old and going into hospital tomorrow. Hospital's bewildering, scary and unsettling for anyone but especially for children and that is why Birmingham Children's Hospital is a fundraising hospital.
Whether its £5 to fund some crayons and colouring books whilst waiting for test results, or £42,000 for a life saving machine that operates as a mechanical heart. Charitable donations are key to making us what we are: a centre of paediatric excellence that the whole country depends on.
Birmingham Community Development Scheme
BCDS is a specialist consultancy organisation in the West Midlands that provides training to young offenders, real life experience through real testimonies from serving inmates, and ex-offenders.
BCDS specialises in the delivery of behaviour modification workshops, seminars, and programmes for people who are offending, or who are at risk of re-offending. The company was formed to help young people find a solution away from gangs, guns and knives crimes and to get them back into education, training and employment.
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
We provide high quality, accessible and responsive community and specialist services within Birmingham and the West Midlands. We deliver over 100 clinical services, out in peoples homes and in over 400 hospitals, health centres and clinics. We provide services for adults, children, people with learning disabilities, those with rehabilitation needs and also dental services. We are currently working with Dudley and Walsall Partnership Mental Health Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in a partnership called Transforming Care Together
Birmingham Museums Trust
Birmingham Museums has nine extraordinary venues that provide a fascinating glimpse into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past and showcase world class museum collections.
Birmingham Nightline is a listening and information service, run by students for students. Our volunteers are there to listen to students who would like to talk about anything they are going through
Birmingham Nightline is a listening and information service, run by students for students. Your role as a volunteer would be to listen to students who would like to talk about anything they are going through. The service is non-judgemental and non-advisory, you are simply there to listen. Shifts run from 8pm-8am, and you are expected to do 3 shifts per term. However, from midnight you may sleep, and you will be woken by the phones. Nightline is not only an invaluable service for students, but a lovely community to be a part of. For information on applying, contact email@example.com
Birmingham PHAB Camps
Birmingham PHAB Camps is a voluntary organisation that provides holidays aimed at creating inclusion for disadvantaged young people, with and without disabilities, from the Birmingham area. We are staffed entirely by volunteers.
Our children are given the opportunity to participate in new and challenging experiences and everyone can take part together, no matter what their ability. Many who join us for a week have no other opportunity for a holiday.
We have lots of volunteering opportunities on our holidays suitable to University students over the summer and Easter breaks!
Birmingham Red Cross
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
We help vulnerable people in the UK and abroad prepare for, withstand and recover from emergencies in their own communities.
Birmingham Sherbourne Sea Cadets
Uniformed Youth Organisation providing education and training on a nautical theme to young people aged 10-18. Activities include: rowing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, football, catering, first aid, drill, seamanship, marine engineering, meteorology, navigation skills, adventure training etc.
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is an independent adult hospice providing end of life care and support to people across Birmingham and Sandwell. Since 1979, we have supported over 50,000 individuals and their families, carers and loved ones. We offer a range of services at the Hospice, in people’s homes and in the local community all of which give individuals more choice and make our care and expertise more accessible.
Birmingham Vision are a local registered charity that support people with sight loss to live more independent and active lives. We have a great sports programme and provide exciting events and activities for people living with sight loss in Birmingham.
Birmingham Youth Empowerment Project
Birmingham Youth Empowerment Project works to inspire, motivate and empower children and young people in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Through mentoring, education, training and intervention programmes we aim to build self-esteem and quality of life, laying the foundations for a healthy transition into adulthood.
Birmingham Youth Empowerment Project CIC
Birmingham Youth Empowerment Project (BYEP) is a community based, Social Enterprise that works on behalf of children and young people in Birmingham and the West Midlands. BYEP holds the Approved Provider Standard (APS) from the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation. BYEP aims to build self-esteem and quality of life, laying the foundations for a healthy transition into adulthood.
Black Country Living Museum
Black Country Living Museum is an open air museum site in Dudley, West Midlands. We focus on the social-industrial history of the area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and use living history interpretation to make history come to life.
We fund world-class research and offer expert information and support to anyone affected by leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancer related disorders.
Blue Cross (Bromsgrove Rehoming Centre)
Animal welfare charity
Every 30 seconds someone, somewhere in the world is killed in a road crash. Brake works to stop road deaths and injuries by campaigning for safer roads; supports people bereaved or injured in road crashes; and raises public awareness for sustainable transport.
brap is transforming the way we think and do equality. We support organisations, communities, and cities with meaningful approaches to learning, change, research, engagement. We are a partner and friend to anyone who ebleives in the rights and potential of all human beings.
Breast Cancer Haven
Breast Cancer Haven is the charity that supports women through their breast cancer treatment. When breast cancer tries to rob a woman of her individuality, her confidence or her strength, we provide the tailored package of emotional, physical and practical support that helps her hold on to them.
British Blind Sport
At British Blind Sport, we help blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport. We encourage adults and children to participate in activities at all levels, from grassroots to the Paralympic Games.
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation funds over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart diseases. Stroke. Vascular dementia. Diabetes.
Research has given us machines that can restart hearts, the ability to fix arteries in tiny babies, the power to give someone a heart they weren’t born with, and so much more. But heart and circulatory diseases still kill 1 in 4 in the UK.
If you’re looking to learn new skills, meet fantastic and inspiring people or get involved in your local community, volunteer with us.
British Red Cross
British Red Cross provide a huge range of services to people in the UK and across the world including emergency response, protecting people in armed conflict, refugee support, finding missing family, and preparing for disasters.
British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)
The National Governing Body for Higher Education sport in the UK.
Busy Parents Network
We’re the people behind Bournville BookFest. We started off in 2014 and five years later, it's one of the biggest children's book festivals in the UK and Birmingham's only dedicated book festival for 0-12s.
This year we're looking to sell almost 10,000 tickets over 10 days.
It's not just about books, but storytelling in every form. We have Hungry Caterpillar animation sessions, pre-schoolers' days, story walks, David Walliams drama, singing, paper engineering, writing workshops, comics and interactive draw-alongs. There really is something for everyone!
Canal and River Trust
The Canal and River Trust is here so you have a place to escape. A place where you can step off the pavement, onto the towpath and breathe. We are a charity, and we are entrusted to care for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.
On top of maintaining 2,000 miles of canals and rivers, which are often over 200 years old, we are responsible for an enormous network of bridges, embankments, towpaths, aqueducts, docks and reservoirs and more. Our waterway network is a national treasure. It makes people’s lives better. We’re here to ensure that it is protected forever.
Cancer Research UK
Huge progress has been made in beating cancer over the last five years. Cancer Research UK has funded a substantial programme of activities covering research, information and influencing public policy.
Together with our partners, we have had a significant impact which has helped to reduce the number of cancer deaths.
Cancer Research UK - Birmingham Beats Cancer
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Our pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.
Cardiomyopathy UK is the national charity for people affected by the heart muscle disease, cardiomyopathy. Our vision is for everyone affected by cardiomyopathy to lead long and fulfilling lives. We are a specialist charity providing information, advice and support to enable anyone affected by cardiomyopathy to live as full a life as possible.
Carers Trust solihull
Carers Trust Solihull is a registered charity dedicated to caring for unpaid carers of all ages within the borough.
We provide Advocacy and support to Adults with Learning Disabilities from 18-43; years, in the South Birmingham Area.
We are a registered charity who have been providing advocacy for over 28 years. We very much believe people with Learning Disabilities need a voice especially now with the huge cuts being made which are effecting the most vulnerable.
Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Trust
10 acres of magnificent historic, 18th century, garden tucked behind junction 5 of the M6 in northeast Birmingham. A developing visitor attraction run by volunteers, opening 250 days a year running public events, wildlife, gardening and family projects.
An extremely rare survival, a hidden treasure; a place of beauty to breathe and relax, a place to explore, chase , hide and dream...
25 minutes by bus from the city centre. We are an independant Charitable Trust entirely dependent on volunteers, individuals and groups to sustain our site and all the activities.
Centre for Human Reproductive Science (ChRS)
1 in 6 couples suffer from fertility problems, with over half being due to male causes. The Centre for Human Reproductive Science (ChRS) brings together the Medical School and Birmingham Women’s Hospital to form an internationally leading group working on sperm biology.
Key to our research is having a large pool of sperm donors with different semen samples. Donated sperm is used to investigate how sperm do certain tasks, infertility problems including those after cancer treatment and new contraceptives. By becoming a research donor help make a real difference to our fertility research.
A specialist day school for pupils aged 2-15 who have a physical disability and/or learning difficulty.
Volunteer abroad this Summer for an experience of a lifetime. Volunteer with Birmingham students with our charity The FutureSense Foundation, to really make a difference. We offer fundraising challenges to the following destinations: Thailand, Tanzania,
Romania, India, Cambodia, Nepal and Peru.
We are also looking for Challenge Leaders to recruit, support and lead a team in-country. If you are up for the challenge, then find out how you could receive a free trip, leadership training and future employment opportunities. Please visit
our website or get in touch to find out more.
Changes UK CIC
We are an innovative, user-led, community-based Community Interest Company and a registered charity. We provide supported housing and holistic services for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, including those who are referred by Probation and those who have recently left drug rehabilitation schemes. We provide an integrated care pathway from drugs and alcohol to health and freedom, i.e. from dependence to independence. And we create employment pathways as an active member of Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter.
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train nearly 7000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving
Let me introduce ourself, we are a non-profit water company called Choose Water (www.ch2oose.com). We donate 100% of our profits to our charity partner, Water For Africa (www.waterforafrica.org.uk). As the name suggests they provide clean drinking water to those who need it the most across West Africa.
We are the official water supplier of Foodies Festival and we are coming to Birmingham.
At CoachBright, we aim to widen university access for high potential pupils by pairing them up with the best coaches. Through coaching, our pupils improve their prospects of entering top universities in 3 ways: grades, confidence and expectations. We’re looking for university students to do one hour/week of 1-1 coaching with Birmingham school pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Code Club UK
Students - We Need You!
Code Club UK is a nationwide network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for young people aged 9-13.
Are you a student keen to share your skills and spare time to help inspire the next generation? Then we want you to become a volunteer at Code Club!
Whether you already have computer programming knowledge or you're keen to learn to code for yourself, volunteering with us is a great way to expand your skill set and have fun doing it.
Code First Girls
Code First: Girls runs free part-time coding courses for young women/university students across the UK and Ireland.
Over the past 5 years we have taught 5,500+ women how to code for free and delivered £3.3 million+; worth of free coding education.
Many community courses are hosted at university locations (for which you need to be a student at that Uni to register), and we also run 'General' community courses at corporate locations (open to students and non-students alike).
Code Your Future
We support refugees, asylum seekers and disadvantaged individuals achieve their dream of becoming developers. We run a free, part-time web development course and help people find jobs at the end.
Code Your Future is a 3-year old organisation training some of the most underprivileged people in society across the UK — refugees, minorities, people living below the poverty line — and supports them to achieve life-changing career as developers. Our 8-month part-time program offers the opportunity to experts from the digital sector to create tangible impact into people’s lives. We are creating a model that can be adapted by social entrepreneurs around the world.
Most of our graduates have stories of incredible resilience and will bring a unique perspective of etchnic and social diversity to the workforce of companies. Over 70% of eligible graduates have found employment in companies like the Financial Times, Tray.io, BBC, Capgemini, PA Consulting, Comic Relief and Ticketmaster.
We are excited to be launching our very first class in the West Midlands and would love for you to be part of this community as grow.
Craftspace is a charity creating opportunities to see, make and be curious about exceptional contemporary craft.
We are based in Birmingham and work collaboratively regionally, nationally and internationally.
We build relationships between artists, people and organisations and encourage the sharing of ideas, skills and knowledge.
We have 30 years’ experience and continue to
Craftspace initiates artistic programmes which stimulate creative excellence, critical thinking and understanding of contemporary crafts in the widest social and cultural contexts
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We are determined to end homelessness. We do it person by person and by influencing policies to ensure everyone has a place to call home.
Homelessness is devastating, leaving people vulnerable and isolated.Crisis offers ground-breaking housing, health, education and employment services. We work with thousands of homeless people across the UK every year. We are determined campaigners. We draw on our research, partnerships and years of experience of working directly with homeless people to deliver the change and to end homelessness for good.
Crohn's and Colitis UK
Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis - two of the main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (or IBD), affect more than 300,000 people in the UK. Yet it is largely a hidden disease, and one that causes stigma, fear and isolation. We’re the UK’s leading charity in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Our mission is to work with all those affected by these conditions to achieve a better quality of life, improve services, and ultimately find a cure. We want to see a world in which people’s lives are not limited by Crohn’s and Colitis.
CT Furniture is a charity that sells and delivers second hand furniture at affordable prices. We also collect donated items free of charge from residents across Birmingham.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust are the only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them.
Dance to Health
Dance to Health is a nationwide pioneering community dance programme for older people. It combines evidence-based falls prevention principles with the creativity, expression and energy of dance. The sessions are led by professional dance artists from leading dance companies who have been fully trained and qualified in falls prevention exercise methods.
DanceXchange is a Birmingham-based dance organisation dedicated to making and showing great dance. We set out to involve artists and the wider community in our work. And we’re proud to be an important part of making Birmingham a place where dance artists can live, work and thrive.
Debate Mate use debating as an interactive tool to improve key transferable skills in young people in areas of high educational disadvantage.
Our programme is proven to develop critical and creative thinking, empathy, resilience, leadership, teamwork, and above all, core confidence. We recruit and train top university students to deliver our programme, who act as inspiring role models and peer to peer mentors, while delivering our tried and tested curriculum.
Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm: where fewer people get diabetes; where those with diabetes live well; and where ultimately a cure is found. Because we’re the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes it’s our responsibility to lead the fight against the growing crisis. And this fight is one that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together.
Dig Deep Challenges
Where we work in Kenya 8 out of 10 people lack access to clean water and sanitation. Our mission is to change this. Dig Deep works to help schools and communities get access to water and sanitation.
We work together to build taps and toilets; to ensure that water and sanitation services are maintained for the long term; and to provide vital hygiene training to the next generation.
We are a rapidly growing, international NGO with 10 staff supported by 400+ volunteers based in both Kenya and the UK. For more information see – www.digdeep.org.uk
Provides training and mentor support for volunteer Digital Champions who work in communities to help people gain basic digital skills.
As one of the country’s largest not-for-profits supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs, we are driven by our values. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we want every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes.
Disability Resource Centre
Supports disabled people to take control of their own lives and to actively seek out opportunities to achieve their full potential as individuals in mainstream society.
Under the direction of the Wellbeing Co-ordinators, to provide peer mentoring support to beneficiaries who are frail elderly people with multiple health conditions to improve their general health and wellbeing.
This new Pilot Project will be delivered from DRC’s Information, Health and Wellbeing Centre and from other outreach locations. This may also include visits to beneficiaries in their own homes.
Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust
Volunteering with Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) is for anyone who has a passion for protecting our heritage, particularly relating to Black Country Canals and Industry; an interest in telling our stories to school children; loves working with the public and getting involved with family events.
We run narrow boat trips along the canal, into the limestone caverns underneath Dudley's Castle Hill.
Multi Academy Trust with academies across Brimingha including in Nechells, Aston, Northfield and Erdington.
Ellie’s Friends is dedicated to improving the lives of adults living with cancer, all around the UK. We provide frequent freebies from caring businesses and individuals, to offset some of the financial and psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis.
We help to reinstate ‘treats’ and give our registered users a bit of a lift at a difficult time. From days out with friends or family to special packages delivered in the post, we do what we can to continue the vision of Ellie Jeffery, who wanted to “Make the Big C Smaller.”
EngineeringUK delivers The Big Bang UK Young Engineers & Scientists Fair.
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of STEM for young people in the UK!
From the 15th-18th March 2017 at The NEC in Birmingham, over 70,000 young people, teachers and parents will enjoy:
- High-octane theatre shows
- 150 interactive stands and workshops
- Outstanding science and engineering projects
- Superb careers information, resources and activities
For further details on the volunteer roles: https://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/play-your-part/volunteering/
Entraide (Mutual Aid)
Entraide is an established charity based in the North of Solihull. Our aims are to support asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants living in Solihull and the surrounding area in order to facilitate their integration into society.
We are currently the only refugee specialist organisation in Solihull, providing advice to around 350 clients a year from 20 different countries of origin. We also run a Befriending Scheme, a Homework Club, and a Youth Club for asylum seekers.
Eye Heroes CIC
Eye Heroes is the UK's first child-led initiative to combat avoidable sight loss in our country. We run free workshops in schools to teach kids the importance of sight tests and to disseminate the knowledge to their wider communities. Workshops are fun, easy, and take one hour to run.
Community food network, sourcing excess food that would go to land fill that is still in date. Surplus stock that would benefit communities , food banks, supported housing , schools ect
Father Hudson's Care
Father Hudson's Care is a charity based in Coleshill and offers services to people in need in order to improve their quality of life. The service was founded in 1902 and today we are working beyond the original purpose and greatly value diversity.
Our services include: Adult Care Services (Disability, Dementia and Semi-Independent Family support), Origins (tracing family service), Community Projects. We have great volunteering opportunities with successful track into employment for those who would like to learn new skills, improve their employability or just simply would like to help others.
Hi, we're FIRST UK – the UK's most epic* Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) enrichment programme for young people (*as voted by robots).
We equip young people with the technical knowhow and soft skills to succeed – connecting them with industry mentors to design robots, take on industry linked missions and compete in tournaments. We're building more than robots. We're working to make STEM less intimidating, more inclusive and diverse – through inspirational industry mentors and electrifying events and competitions.
FoodCycle is a national charity that cooks three course community meals in 29 locations. We take surplus food from supermarkets and our army of volunteers cook it up into healthy, three course meals for vulnerable people.
We have two projects in Birmingham:
Every Sunday we cook a meal at Birmingham Settlement, in the Aston area of the city.
Every Wednesday we cook a meal in Sutton Coldfield.
We are always on the lookout for volunteers and project leaders!
Free Radio Cash For Kids
There are thousands of children across the West Midlands who are finding life tough. They could be living in poverty, with an illness or disability or be subject to neglect or abuse. We want to make a difference to the lives of these children, so that's exactly why we created Free Radio's Cash for Kids.
We'll be fundraising year-round to enable us to award grants to families, community groups or other local charities. Every single penny we raise stays right here in the West Midlands, providing a helping hand when and where it is needed the most.
Free to Be Kids
Free to Be Kids is an entirely volunteer-run charity which provides holidays and therapeutic adventures for children struggling with social/emotional difficulties and other significant disadvantages.
Free to Be Kids is an entirely volunteer-run charity, which provides holidays, therapeutic adventures and afterschool activities for children struggling with social or emotional difficulties and other significant disadvantages. Our volunteers work alongside children on our projects, to help them to build confidence, overcome setbacks and feel special and important. We are London based but this Summer we will be doing our first project in Birmingham with local children which is why we are looking for volunteers in Birmingham!
Our projects are designed to work for children who might otherwise struggle to find the confidence to be adventurous, who might be too anxious to reach out and make new friends, or who might usually deal with setbacks by becoming angry or upset. We work with schools, housing associations, social services and other organisations to reach some of the most disadvantaged children. We believe that every child deserves to experience joy and adventure within their childhood.
Many of the children we work with grow up feeling rejected, excluded or as if they are ‘failing’. Our work helps children to feel wanted, valued and successful, ultimately changing how they think and feel about themselves. We support children to have adventures, explore the world around them and feel free to be children during their time with us, providing a break from the weight and challenges of complex home lives. Many learn to swim, ride a bike or camp out for the first time and meet adults with backgrounds and perspectives very different from their own. Children come away with memories which last a lifetime. Nature, the outdoors, creative arts, engaging with animals and cooking are key parts of most projects. Some projects focus on respite and providing crucial breaks when children need them the most, others are more specialised and are designed to support the most vulnerable children to believe in themselves and access new experiences. All aim to bring a level of lasting therapeutic benefit and to boost children’s emotional health by building confidence and resilience, nurturing self-esteem and building social skills.
Our projects benefit from several thousand hours of volunteer support each year. We believe volunteers bring unique qualities to our work – their individual passions, creativity and commitment - and that these qualities are, in large part, what makes our work so special.
We're looking for enthusiastic, energetic and motivated volunteers to come on our residential projects during the school holidays (during Easter, Summer and the half-terms) working with some of the most disadvantaged children, to help build confidence, self-esteem and resilience. With the amazing work of our volunteers, children will begin to change their narratives about who they are and what they are capable of, as well as enjoying a memorable and horizon-broadening break from often difficult home circumstances.
Our volunteers will be working with some truly incredible children and helping them have a break and a chance where they can get positive adult support. You will also gain full training in working with children and safeguarding. You’ll gain confidence, make a huge difference to the lives of these children and meet some incredible other like-minded volunteers.
Our projects happen in buildings we hire (usually residential schools or outdoor education centres) in rural locations usually within an hour or so of London. Unfortunately, we cannot cover travel costs to and from our project site, however, we can provide car parking and, if you are coming by train, we can usually collect you from the nearest station. Once you are with us, all food, accommodation and activity costs are all covered by us. We also provide DBS checks for all of our volunteers and free training.
Freedom from Torture
Freedom from Torture is the largest charity providing rehabilitative therapy services for torture survivors in the UK. We have a multi-disciplinary team of therapists, counsellors and psychologists, medical doctors, lawyers, welfare advisers, campaigners, policy officers and researchers. We have 5 centres in the UK including one in Birmingham.
Futures Unlocked supports ex-offenders to lead crime-free lives resulting in a reduction in reoffending and the building of safer communities across.
Futures Unlocked supports ex-offenders to lead crime-free lives resulting in a reduction in reoffending and the building of safer communities
We provide a ‘through-the-gate’ mentoring support service carried out by a dedicated and passionate team of volunteers. We also run a number of other projects including a Family Support Project;
Genisys ARCt was founded in 2015 and works to eliminate barriers of employment in migrant communities in the UK and Guyana, South America.
We believe that by talking about real life issues relating to social barriers including poverty, helps people understand the communities around them, and gives individuals the confidence and practical guidance to make improvements.
We have lots of plans and ideas for the future and we are confident that our network of organisations and partners will enable us to build on the foundations of social inclusiveness and an equal and fair society for all.
Peer-to-peer support for International Students.
Goalball UK are the National Governing body for the Paralympic sport of Goalball in the UK.
Goalball is an exciting Paralympic indoor sport for the blind and visually impaired. Goalball is a 3-aside team sport of attack and defend.The sport was devised in 1946 to help rehabilitate soldiers who had lost their sight during the war. It has been played throughout the world ever since. Players must wear opaque eyeshades at all times ensuring fair competition. Teams are made up of 6 players, with 3 members playing at any one time. The object of the game is to throw a ball using a bowling motion past the opponents into their net to score.
Guide Dogs deliver a service called My Guide. My Guide aims to support blind and partially sighted people to get out and about and do the things they want to do in their local area. The My Guide service has vetted and appropriately trained volunteers who use guiding techniques to help people with sight loss to work towards the mobility goals they want to achieve. This could involve accessing activities and places of interest in the local community, learning familiar routes and improving fitness.
Guild Advice- University of Birmingham Guild
Supports and advocates on behalf of the Students at the University of Birmingham
Guild of Students - Community Wardens Scheme
Community Wardens work in the local community around the University (mainly Selly Oak) to make it
safer, cleaner and greener. We run a range of projects, from litter picks, to fundraising and community events and need help from volunteers to support all of these.
Guild of Students - Student Voice
The Student Voice department within the Guild of Students will offer volunteering opportunities with University departments which we work closely with.
Guild of Students, Univerity of Birmingham
If you’re a student at the University of Birmingham, then you’re automatically a member of the Guild of Students.
As a charity and the students’ union for more than 34,000 students, we’re here to help you develop skills outside of study, have fun, meet new people, represent you to the University and make sure you get the best from Birmingham!
At the volunteering department want to provide you guys with the most fantastic volunteering opportunities available!
Hall Green School
A secondary academy in South Birmingham
Healthwatch Birmingham is the independent consumer champion created to listen and gather the public and patient’s experiences of using local health and social care services. This includes services like GPs, pharmacists, hospitals, dentists, care homes and community based care. Every voice counts - Healthwatch Birmingham ensures the public voice is heard by those who commission, design and deliver health and social care services to make them better, now and in the future.
Hedgehog Friendly Campus
Hedgehog Friendly Campus campaign is funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. Both students and staff are welcome to get involved and the aim is to make the University Campus as wildlife friendly as possible, increasing biodiversity as well as allowing hedgehogs to thrive.
Institute of Art and Ideas
There is little that we can be certain about, but we can be confident that a time will come when our current beliefs and assumptions are seen as mistaken, our heroes - like the imperial adventurers of the past - are regarded as villains, and our morality is viewed as bigoted prejudice.
So the IAI seeks to challenge the notion that our present accepted wisdom is the truth.
The IAI was founded in 2008 with the aim of rescuing philosophy from technical debates about the meaning of words and returning it to big ideas and putting them at the centre of culture.
Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI)
The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) is an arts organisation aiming to unearth fresh ways of thinking that might guide us in an uncertain world.
The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) is committed to placing philosophy and big ideas at the heart of public life. Through our various online and live platforms, we are engaged in changing the current cultural landscape through the pursuit and promotion of big ideas, boundary-pushing thinkers, and challenging debates. Our main outputs are the online platform IAI TV, and the HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, the world's largest philosophy and music festival taking place twice a year in Hay-on-wye and London.
Irise International works to support the education and empowerment of women and girls in East Africa through keeping girls in school and creating income generating opportunities for marginalised women. We advocate for a better world for all women and girls and amplify their voices in order to inspire change. We know that what we do delivers through integrating elements of public health research into our work. Our mission is a world where all girls can realise their full potential.
The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust are looking for volunteers to help with new and ongoing projects! If you are interested in the Jewellery Quarter and can spare a few hours, either regularly or on an ad hoc basis, please get in touch as we would love to hear from you. Volunteering with us is a fantastic way to learn new skills, make new friends, or simply try something different.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help us with the Jewellery Quarter Festival, taking place 20 – 22 July 2018.
Keep Britain Tidy
Keep Britain Tidy is an independent charity with three goals – to eliminate litter, end waste and improve places. This means more to us than just picking up litter. It means creating clean beaches, parks and streets. It means creating sustainable practices and eliminating unnecessary waste.
It’s about working with people, businesses, organisations and public bodies to care for the environment on our doorstep.
We fight for people’s right to live and work in places they can be proud of and prosper in.
Lauriston Lights is an educational children’s charity that runs summer camps for high achieving children from low socio-economic backgrounds. Our camps aim to help bright children develop higher-order thinking skills, relational intelligence, and character strengths – all with the goal of helping them fully realise their potential.
Our camps are entirely student run. Our mentors are part of a team of 20 students from universities all over the country volunteering to inspire bright children (and get inspired themselves) in their transition from primary to secondary school.
Leaf Creative Arts CIC
Leaf Creative Arts use the arts and music to tap into what is important to people living with dementia and their carers as well as isolated people or people living with mental health issues. We encourage people to celebrate their individuality and explore their creativity through relaxed and informal sessions.
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Leonard Cheshire Disability supports disabled people throughout the UK and overseas.We offer support to disabled people in many different ways:
In their own homes, in residential services or in supported living.
Through activities in day centres and respite services.
Skills development through employment, education, Volunteering and digital inclusion projects.
Campaigning alongside disabled people to challenge ignorance and unfairness in society.
Breaking down barriers to those with special educational needs and disabilities taking part in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Breaking down barriers to those with special educational needs and disabilities taking part in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). We aim to do this with our: Active Learning Workshops for children which unite STEMM with movement and are delivered in partnership with Flamingo CIC. Work Inspiration Trips to see STEMM in action. Role Model Programme highlighting disabled scientists. SEN in STEMM network to share best practice, raise awareness, train and inform to empower SEN in STEMM community.
Lordswood Boys School
Academic Mentoring: Helping and assisting small groups of students who may be falling behind in their studies. The focus will be upon supporting the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. You will be gaining valuable experience in working with young children, years 7-10.
Macmillan Cancer Support
At Macmillan we support people affected by cancer. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen, we’re here so that no one has to face cancer alone.
At Macmillan we support people affected by cancer. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen, we’re here so that no one has to face cancer alone.
Our nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. And we help people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.
Marie Curie Special Events
The right care means everything to families living with a terminal illness. With your support, we can be there for more families when we're needed most.
Midland Mencap provide a range of choice based care and support services for people with learning disabilities and their family carers. Our vision is a world where everybody is listened to, heard, valued and included as active and equal citizens in their community and in society, regardless of need.
Midlands Arts Centre (MAC)
Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) was named Most Visited Free Attraction in the West Midlands by VisitEngland. Founded in 1962 MAC exists to make participation in innovative, creative arts activities an important part of people's lives. It is home to a wealth of contemporary and accessible arts events, courses and activities.
MIND / Mentoring & Advocacy Support Hub
The Mentoring & Advocacy Support Hub (M.A.S.H), was initially developed to support young African and Caribbean men with lived experience of mental health problems in Birmingham to build resilience and confidence to aid recovery.
This was expected to involve relevant training and ongoing support to enable network members to support each other’s mental wellbeing.
The projects remit has now been extended to support African and Caribbean women as well as men with lived experience and the age-range now covers any participant of working age.
Momentum skills is a brain injury service which provides cognitive, emotional and vocational support to individuals with an acquired brain injury.
Moseley Road Baths CIO
We exist to secure the future of the Grade II* Moseley Road Baths as a swimming pool and heritage asset for the local community of Balsall Heath and people further afield. We aim to take on operating the swimming pool as part of a wider partnership working together to secure a future for and restore the building as a whole.
We are a group of dedicated and capable volunteers who took over operation of the baths in April 2018 and are now working on plans for further fundraising, volunteer recruitment and improving our swimming programme to meet local needs.
Motor Neurone Disease Association
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.
Testing the system
My Cause UK
We are a Bristol-based company that recruits volunteers for festivals across the UK, whether it be local ones such as Tokyo World or Love Saves The Day, or massive events such as Boomtown. Through giving your time, whether it be by wristbanding, ticket-checking, or any of the other positions we provide, we make a donation in your name to any charity of your choice at no cost to you! We also provide training and support, as well as meals, snacks and hot beverages throughout your shift(s).
A charity based in South East Birmingham supporting people who are iscolated and in crisis.
Projects include Sparkhill foodbank a Clothesbank, and a resource centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and people fleeing domestic abuse.
NCS @ Oxfordshire County Council
To provide support to the team in delivering Oxfordshire County Councils NCS programme to a team of 15 NCS participants. Attending the 4 week programme and supporting young people on residentials and in the communities of Oxfordshire
New Heights Warren Farm Community Project
We are a small charity based in the heart of Kingstanding.
Our project has two community sites, St. John’s Centre and New Heights Community Cafe. Both are located on Warren Farm Road.
New Heights became a charity in 2007 but as a community group was active for a number of years prior to this.
Our aims and objectives focus on supporting all individuals within the Warren Farm, Kingstanding area. We provide a range of activities aimed at reducing isolation and overcome barriers that face the local community.
New Hope Birmingham
New Hope, Birmingham is registered as a charity with Charity Commission of England and Wales, to support those who are disadvantaged in our society by providing comprehensive guidance and training to excel as individuals and families. The projects and initiatives that our organisation implements are based on the primary objective to develop the capacity and skills of members of socially and economically disadvantaged ethnic minority communities in Birmingham and its surrounding areas.
A community project which prevents homelessness and reduces poverty through furniture reuse, digital inclusion, and a volunteering for employment programme. Last year we re-used 160 tonnes of quality, unwanted furniture destined for landfill, and helped those moving from hostel accommodation to a council tenancy, to furnish their new homes free of any charges, thus reducing the likelihood of them incurring debt and ultimately facing eviction.
Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.
We support thousands of people in our own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals.
When delivered by a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, reduce anxiety for those living with dementia or provide comfort and celebrate the life of someone facing terminal illness.
North Smethwick Development Trust
North Smethwick Development Trust (NSDT) manages the Brasshouse community centre and is a development trust concerned with the social and economic welfare of local people. We provide a range of services and activities to improve the lives of local people. These services include: welfare rights, community café enterprise, all day holiday provision for 5-13 year olds, homework club, youth group for young women, older people’s activities and social art projects. We also run time-bound projects such as art projects with young people and work to tackle fuel poverty in the local area.
NSPCC - Childline
Childline offers a listening service to children and young people 24/7, at night we support some of society's most vulnerable young people by providing them with a confidential service to talk about their concerns.
The UK's leading Ethnic promotions and consulting company - We deliver campaigns and events in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow
On the Record
On the Record is an innovative oral history and community heritage organisation.
Oxfam raises £1m each Summer thanks to our hard-working volunteer stewards. The money generated by our stewards' time goes towards our vital work to help people living in poverty around the world.
Oxfam GB Harborne
Registered charity no 202918.
Harborne Oxfam Trading.
Retail branch of organisation , selling donated and new goods in order to tackle global poverty.
Each year in the glorious Oxfordshire countryside, Oxford Mencap organizes 4 weeks of holidays for adults & young people with learning disabilities. Around 8–18 campers aged 10-50yrs attend each week with a similar number of volunteers.
Each week is filled with outings and activities. Examples of these are, bowling, music and drama workshops, trips to the seaside, Thorpe Park, and swimming. Volunteers are there to support our guests, and ensure they get the most fun they can out of the week.
Pat Benson Boxing Academy
Pat Benson Boxing Academy is a charity which provides support and assistance to the local community through a variety of initiatives and projects ranging from women only groups, MindFit mental health boxercise sessions, homework clubs and volunteer opportunities. PBBA prides itself on being an inclusive environment and works closely with external agencies ranging from local NHS Trusts to Sport Birmingham. The PBBA workforce has been tailored to not only offer physical fitness coaching but offers more holistic advice and guidance.
PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity. Operating through a UK-wide network of 48 Pet Hospitals, PDSA provides low cost and free veterinary care to the sick and injured pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership. At PDSA, saving, protecting and healing pets is what we’re all about. Our charity shops help us raise the money we need to provide this vital treatment for the pets of people who have nowhere else to turn. We are dedicated to improving pet wellbeing in three special ways – by educating owners, preventing disease and carrying out life-saving operations.
The Pen Museum promotes and preserves the important legacy of Birmingham’s pen trade, which, at its height employed an estimated 8,000 workers, of which (70%) were women.
Set in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, The Pen Museum is unique in the UK. It celebrates the legacy of Birmingham's 19th century steel pen trade, where mass production first made mass communication possible. And through exports, made an enormous contribution to global literacy. In effect, this is where the world learned to write. Our museum is based in an 1863 Florentine Renaissance style former pen factory; 1 factory of 129 in Birmingham that once manufactured the majority of the world's pens.
Pod Children's Charity
Pod Children’s Charity is a nationwide charity which organises entertainment for children in hospital. Pod helps to alleviate the trauma of a hospital stay by sowing the seeds of fun, laughter and feeling better. Pod’s magicians and balloon artists, bring joy to the lives of children in150 hospitals and hospices throughout the UK including outpatients and clinics. From one monthly visit to nine – depending on the size of the hospital – they do a 40-minute show or bedside entertainment and make sure they also include children who are too poorly to be moved or who are in isolation.
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we will stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a centre of excellence in Birmingham. It is a fantastic establishment to get involved in, as the official charity we have plenty of volunteering opportunities to keep you busy all year round! Please pop by, say hello and see what can get involved with!
Radio Lollipop believes in the healing power of play - providing smiles and laughter to children at a time when they need it most.
One in four children are admitted to a hospital before reaching age 14.
Though some patients are short-stay, many have a recurring need for care and return repeatedly to hospital. Some who are terminally ill spend much of their short lives in hospital.
Rays of Sunshine Childrens Charity
Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity brightens the lives of seriously ill young people across the UK by granting their greatest wishes and providing support within hospitals and within the community. Every day of the year, the charity gives brave and inspiring children the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape.
Refugee Action is an independent national charity founded in 1981 that provides advice and support to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and campaigns for a fairer asylum system.
Each year Refugee Action provides advice and practical support to over 10,000 vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees from dozens of countries, and offers a range of specialist services.
The Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme is also delivered by Refugee Action in some areas of the UK including Birmingham. The scheme intends to resettle up to 20,000 Syrians in the UK including Birmingham.
Remembering Srebrenica is a UK charitable initiative dedicated to commemorating the victims of genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995. There are various roles available in the Birmingham office.
Resources for Autism
Resources for Autism is a dynamic and practical organisation providing services for children and young people with an autistic spectrum condition and for their families and carers. We are currently recruiting University Students who are seeking to gain new skills and experiences whilst making a difference to the people we support.
We do this through providing psychotherapy for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for staff and families, training for carers and professionals, education for people with learning disabilities, influencing generic services in order to make their services accessible, influencing learning disability services to consider the psychological impact of living with learning disabilities, undertaking research and disseminating our findings
A charity founded to empower, educate and inspire girls through its ground breaking Rise Together programme written by Barnardo’s
Rising Girl is a England and Wales registered charity founded to help girls rise above abuse, mental illness and forced married to name a few - through interactive workshops in schools in Birmingham.
We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the UK’s leading charity supporting blind and partially sighted people. We offer practical and emotional support to those that need us, so they can continue living life to the full.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Birmingham provides free 'home away from home' accommodation to families of children receiving treatment at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
RSPB is the largest wildlife conservation charity in the UK. We have over a million members and together we help to give nature a home. We help lots of other wildlife by creating ideal habitats.
We love nature, we're passionate about wildlife and wild places. We work across the UK, the 14 UK Overseas Territories, with our BirdLife International partners to make a difference.
We save birds and other wildlife preventing them from extinction. We connect people with nature to enrich their lives. Our ability to help wildlife depends upon the understanding of people like you.
The largest animal welfare organisation founded in 1824. It's aims are to prevent cruelty and to promote kindness to animals. We have over 300 uniformed inspectors, 55 animal centres and over 8,000 volunteers helping to promote animal welfare.
Safeside - West Midlands Fire Service
Safeside is a state-of-the-art, scenario-based. Experiential learning safety complex which provides an innovative, enjoyable learning experience that inspires people to think and act safely.
The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity, which has been fighting against social inequality and transforming lives for over 150 years.
The Salvation Army provides specialist support for all adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales through a government contract which was first awarded in 2011. We deliver a specialist support programme to protect and care for all adult victims of this heinous crime.
Samaritans provide emotional support to people experiencing distress or despair, including those with suicidal thoughts.
We are the UKs largest maritime youth organisation. We offer young people age 10 - 18 a chance to gain a wide range of skills and qualifications to get the best head start in life. Our units are run by volunteers, which gain qualifications in a wide range of waterborne skills and can gain vocational qualifications. We offer development and good fun to all our volunteers and cadets !!
SELLY OAK LIVE AT HOME SCHEME
We are a local charity working to end loneliness and social isolation experienced by many older people in society. Older people can be lonely and become isolated for a number of reasons. We offer Befriending visits to older people in their homes; social groups; escorted shopping trips; outings; exercise classes,walking football, Saturday social club and light luncheon clubs. If you think you could support our activities and would like to find out more. Please call our office.
Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. We are here for every person who faces communication barriers in a world that relies on being able to see and hear well to be connected. Our flexible and personalised services empower people to communicate and express themselves – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance. Together, we connect differently and campaign passionately for the right to lead connected and fulfilled lives.
Shaw Trust is a national charity who support people with various disadvantages back to work. We operate a Work and Health programme in the Central England region that works with people with mental health conditions, physical disabilities and the long-term unemployed to help them into employment.
Shire Oak Academy
11-19 Comprehensive school.
Note: they don't require insurance as they are an academy.
Simmer Down Festival CIC
Free Music Festival in Birmingham open to all ages. Live Reggae music, food stalls, arts and crafts.
Smart Works Birmingham
Smart Works is a UK charity that provides high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to women in need. We give women the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools they require to succeed at interview and start a new chapter of their life. At the core of our service is a dressing and interview appointment at one of our Smart Works centres. During her visit, each woman receives a high-quality interview outfit which is theirs to keep. This is followed by dedicated one-to-one interview training with an experienced recruitment, HR or coaching professional.
Solihull Action through Advocacy
We are an independent charity providing advocacy mainly for people with learning disabilities. We help people develop self-advocacy skills and support peer advocates in campaigning for change. Our work enables people to have more control over their lives and to make the changes that they wish to.
The Springfield Project has a passion for our local community in Sparkhill. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space in which people from diverse backgrounds can meet and receive support. We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.
The Project developed from St Christopher's Church vision for supporting families in the local area and wishing to share God's love in our community.
Square Peg Foundation CIC
Charitable organisation supporting children with additional needs by providing a range of accessible and appropriate leisure facilities and events
St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity.
Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people.
Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. We’re also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.
Starbank Secondary School
Starbank School is a mixed all-through school. The school is located over three sites that are close to the boundaries of Bordesley Green, Small Heath and Yardley in Birmingham, West Midlands, England.
Our aim is to be open and inclusive to all parents,
providing a secure and caring environment that will teach our students with quality teaching.
This will in time build children’s self-esteem and self- belief
and help students become contributing members of society.
We look to recruit and retain talented and aspirational staff.
We believe that every child deserves the right to safety and to be empowered through education. Working in some of the poorest areas in the world, we strive to ensure that every child has the chance to go to school and learn.
Street Child began our work in Sierra Leone in 2008 working with a small number of street children, nine years later we have helped to transform the lives of more than 60,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal. In 2016 we launched our first project in Nigeria helping children impacted by conflict in the North East to access education.
Survivor Alliance is a non-profit organisation based in Nottingham that seeks to connect survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking and empower them to successfully reintegrate into society.
At Survivor Alliance, we connect our members (survivors of human trafficking) to other survivors, in small groups, to help them find resources that will help in their healing journey (including resources that would improve their employability skills). We also put on socializing events for our members, including our annual Birthday event and conferences and we regularly send out cards and gifts to members on their birthdays.
We're working with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations right across the UK to make it easier for people to walk and cycle. We're making journeys safer and empowering people to make travel choices which are good for them, their neighbourhoods and the environment.
T.E.A.M Birmingham supports both local and major events in Birmingham; recruiting, deploying and managing volunteers. Our major and local events schedule couldn't be delivered without the support of these amazing people.
Teenage Cancer Trust
We make sure young people don't face cancer alone. We do it by helping young people and their families deal with the many ways that cancer can affect your body, your mind and your life.
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ We’re the only charity dedicated to making this happen.
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The Access Project
Education charity supporting disadvantaged young people 14-18 through an in-school programme of support as well as tuition provided by students and professionals to support their academic studies.
The Access Project is an education charity supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in London, Birmingham and the Black Country, and the East Midlands. The programme provides in-school support which includes 1 to 1 mentoring, university trips and workshops as well as personalised academic tuition, to help disadvantaged young people gain places at top-third ranked universities.
At the moment, young people in the UK from disadvantaged backgrounds are six times less likely to progress to a top-third university compared to their peers working at a similar academic level, so The Access Project seeks to change this. We help these young people to see university as something that is “for them”, to support them to make competitive applications and to get the grades they deserve so that they can fulfil their potential.
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Monet, Manet and Magritte; Renoir, Rubens, Rossetti and Rodin; Degas, Delacroix and Van Dyck – as well as Botticelli, Poussin, Turner, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Bellows, Hodgkin and Auerbach…
You can see key works by all these- and many more- great artists in the galleries at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts for free. There’s also a stunning coin gallery and an exciting programme of exhibitions, concerts, lectures, gallery talks, workshops and family activities.
The Big Bang Fair
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.
Over 70,000 visitors will enjoy a range of exciting theatre shows, hands-on activities, interactive workshops and excellent careers information over the four days of The Fair.
The Blurt Foundation- Mental Health Peer Education Project
The Blurt Peer Project, supported by the Aviva Community Fund, is a groundbreaking, peer-led project focused on improving the mental health of young people aged 5-24, equipping them with essential tools to ultimately achieve happier, healthier and fulfilled lives.
We are looking for uni students to join the project. We will train you up to be peer leaders and then support you to deliver wellbeing activities to your fellow uni students in creative and engaging ways.
The Coffin Works
Newman Brothers at The Coffin Works is a new heritage attraction located on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. This grade II* listed factory and its contents tells the story of Newman Brothers, Birmingham’s last coffin-furniture factory who operated from their Fleet Street premises for over 100 years until 1998 when workers laid down their equipment, and walked out of the building for the very last time, leaving everything, including personal belongings behind.
THE EXTRACARE CHARITABLE TRUST
The ExtraCare Charitable Trust was established in 1988. We operate retirement villages and smaller housing developments around our Midlands base and further south.
Our Vision is better lives for older people.
Our Mission is creating sustainable communities that provide homes older people want, lifestyles they can enjoy and care if it's needed.
The Faith and Belief Forum
Building good relations between people of all faiths and beliefs We work towards a connected and supportive society where people of different faiths, beliefs and cultures have good links
The Hive at The New Standard Works
Heritage and Events site in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter.
The Lord's Taverners
The Lord's Taverners is the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, founded in 1950 at the Tavern pub at Lord's Cricket Ground. Supporting some of the most marginalised and at risk young people in the UK, the charity works to enhance lives through sport and recreation, giving young people a sporting chance.
The ONE Campaign
ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organisation with more than 7.5 million members worldwide that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We hold world leaders to account for the commitments they’ve made to fight extreme poverty, and we campaign for better development policies and more effective aid. We also support greater democracy, accountability and transparency to ensure policies to beat poverty are implemented effectively. ONE is not a grant-making organisation and we do not solicit funding from the general public.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
The independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of his works, life and times all over the world. Celebrating Shakespeare is at the heart of everything we do.
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & Black Country
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country was founded in 1980. We are the only charity that is uniquely focused on protecting and enriching the habitats and wildlife of Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Our focus is to create a ‘Living Landscape’ where space for nature is protected and created. We lead the local Nature Improvement Area, working with hundreds of partners to improve and connect wildlife habitats. Voluntary opportunities include practical conservation, administration and marketing or fundraising and event support.
Thrive is a charity which delivers social and therapeutic horticulture and is based in Kings Heath Park.
We aim to make positive changes in the lives of people living with physical or learning disabilities, ill health or who are isolated or disadvantaged.
The regional centre, in the former BBC TV gardens in Kings Heath Park, opened three years ago. Our clients include special schools, adults with social, communication, learning, physical or mental health difficulties, stroke survivors and those who have suffered abuse & domestic violence.
Transformation West Midlands - Careers Network
The University of Birmingham, Newman University and University College Birmingham are working in partnership to deliver an Office for Students project ‘Transformation West Midlands’.
- To improve rates of progression of students and recent graduates from under-represented groups, particularly minority ethnic and those with disabilities, who seek work in the West Midlands region - The reason why the funds became available is that through data, we discovered that there is an employability gap between those that choose to work in the region and are from the region and their peers who are more socially mobile and for under-represented groups the employability gap is larger.
- We will be working closely with key economic sectors (in particular BPFS) to build a new talent pipeline, to diversity their workforce and test a number of interventions to test what works in improving the rates of those most at risk of under-employment and unemployment.
We are a very small charity based in Evesham, Worcs and were founded in 2012. We provide advocacy, support and practical help to people who suffer from a medical condition called Primary Immune Deficiency. This is an incurable genetic condition which means
that people with it (about 1 in every 8,000) have no immune system and whose bodies cannot produce antibodies to fight off infections. Very few GP's are aware of this illness and consequently, people who are eventually diagnosed will have waited at least seven
years for that diagnosis.
University of Birmingham
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University of Birmingham School
The University of Birmingham School opened in Sept 2015. We are an all ability inclusive secondary school for children and an academically-selective Sixth Form open to students from across Birmingham. The vision of the School is to create a learning community that will transform lives by raising the aspirations of a very diverse student population and therefore maximise students' personal and academic achievement. Our extended school day allows plenty of time for clubs, societies and trips, and all of our staff lead and support activities for our pupils.
University of Birmingham Sport
The Uo Sport pasSPORT programme offers volunteering opportunities both on campus and in the local community.
Volunteering is a key factor that many employers look for on a CV or application form.
The benefits of volunteering in sport include:
Gain knowledge and experience in the sporting environment
Develop transferable life skills including communication, confidence,organisation and leadership
In return for volunteering your time and skills, we can provide support to help you access training and development opportunities including subsidising costs.
University of Birmingham: Equality and Diversity Team
Hi there. We are the Equality and Diversity team for students at the University of Birmingham. We work with a wide range of people connected to the University to ensure that it becomes a more equitable place.
UpRising is a UK-wide youth leadership development organisation, which opens pathways to power for talented young people from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
A student-run charity festival, organised by University of Birmingham students. All proceedings from a day full of music, art, dance, comedy and entertainment go to chosen charities
VICTA is a national charity based in Milton Keynes that provides support to children and young people who are blind or partially sighted and their families. We believe that everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life.
Visually Impaired Swimming- Harborne
In partnership, Places for People Leisure, Sense and Birmingham Vision run weekly swimming sessions at Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre, for people with a visual impairment.
Vocational Impact is a supporter of global international development and have been working with hundreds of students for over a decade to link tailormade student research, career enhancement and work experience opportunities with NGOs in Africa and India.
Walk the Walk
Walk the Walk is the UK’s largest grant-making breast cancer charity that is dedicated to not only raising money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes, but to also encourage women and men to become more aware of their own potential for fitness and wellbeing.
We organise the famous MoonWalk overnight power walking challenges and are immensely proud to have raised over £127m, which has been granted to research into breast cancer and to improve the lives of people living with cancer now.
Walsall Academy is a school which is proud of its outstanding achievements. We welcome students of all abilities to become part of a culture where high standards and the values of good behaviour, honesty and mutual respect are the hallmarks of Academy life.
Walsall Academy in Bloxwich, Walsall opened in September 2003. The student enrolment is around 1200 with approximately 320 students in the Sixth Form. The School is one of a number of City Academies established in England and is sponsored by The Mercers’ Company of the City of London and Thomas Telford School.
War Child UK
War Child’s projects reach conflict zones across the world, wherever children are caught up in wars – whether they’ve lost their homes, families, schools, or been forced to take part in atrocities.
Our work has evolved from temporary food aid to ongoing, sustainable projects that improve the long-term outcomes for the most vulnerable and marginalised children in conflict areas.
We’re still the only charity dedicated to protecting and speaking up for children affected by war.
With more than 20 years experience, we’re acknowledged as experts at what we do, and a leading voice
Warwickshire County Cricket Club
WCCC are a professional cricket club based at Edgbaston Stadium. In 2017, Edgbaston Stadium welcome the ICC Champions Trophy to Birmingham, presenting a number of opportunities for volunteers to experience this incredible tournament.
Weston Park Foundation
Weston Park was gifted to the nation in 1986 by the Earl of Bradford and is vested in the Weston Park Foundation.
Weston Park is responsible for the preservation and maintenance of the magnificent house, contents and parkland so Weston can be enjoyed by future generations.
We currently have a team of over 100 volunteers who are vital to the Foundation and we are always looking for new volunteers to help.
Volunteers can get involved in a range of roles both within the House and in the grounds.
World Vision believes that by working together with children, their communities, and our supporters and partners, the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children can be transformed.
World Vision believes that by working together with children, their communities, and our supporters and partners – in almost 100 countries – the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children can be transformed.
Our experience since 1950 has shown that by bringing together people – of all faiths and none – we can improve children’s health, education, water, protection and sources of family income to build brighter futures.
We do this through our unique community-involvement model, understanding the particular needs in each context, as well as children's physical, emotional and intellectual needs, so they can reach their full potential. Our integrated approach means that, children’s situations can be transformed – whether in an emergency, through long-term development or by local, national or international advocacy.
As a Christian organisation we aspire to reflect God’s unconditional love in everything we do.
YHA England and Wales
YHA England and Wales
YHA England and Wales has youth hostels in amazing locations in cities, towns, the countryside and by the sea. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to discover, explore and experience something new and what better way than through volunteering. Our mission is to reach out and enhance the lives of all young people, with the goal of reaching over one million young every year. As a volunteer with YHA you will contribute towards young people's experiences, giving them life skills like travelling independently, team working and inspiring them to aim high in their own lives.
You're Cherished CIC
Cherished is an organisation passionate about empowering and supporting girls from 8-16 years old. We aim to unveil the true potential and unique value of every girl we work with, through acceptance, care and love. We offer the Cherished course in schools to girls who need that boost in confidence and worth. Not only do we offer our group work sessions in schools we have a highly successful mentoring programme which is delivered by female volunteers who commit their time to supporting a girl once a week. Out of school, we hold girls community groups, fundraising events and family activities.