To ensure that you are up to date with our latest volunteering opportunities, please sign up to our weekly volunteering newsletter via our website, and check this page regularly. Any current opportunities will be listed below.
Don't forget to record your volunteer hours by completing this volunteering log. Completing this will make sure that any hours you have clocked up will appear on your HEAR when you graduate, and can be used as an extra tool when exploring potential employers.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please email DMU Local at email@example.com
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Ready to Volunteer session with DMU Local
Do you want to kick off the new year with some volunteering? Have you already applied to take part in DMU Local volunteer opportunities in the next few months?
If so, you will need to sign up to one of our Ready to Volunteer sessions and complete some short online training sessions (which should take no longer than 20 minutes), to make sure you feel confident and prepared for your volunteer role.
Please prepare for this to be a face to face session held on campus, however there may be need to swap this to a virtual session on MS Teams closer to the date. You will be updated with location/joining instructions, plus access to the online training sessions, prior to the session.
We will announce 2022 dates soon - please check back or sign up to our newsletter for updates.
STEM Community Day:
We are asking volunteers to support DMU’s Cyber Technology Institute and the National Space Centre in running a STEM Community Fun Day on campus for young people aged 10-14 and their parents. The activity will take place on Saturday 11th December 2021, from 09.30-13.30.
To find out more and sign up, please click here.
Holiday Activities and Food Programme – various roles available:
The Holiday Activities and Food Programme provides children and young people who are eligible for free school meals with free activities and meals during the school holidays. The next programme will be in December, and we are looking for volunteers who will be available from 18th – 24th December 2021.
There are several roles available, from making and distributing food to supporting fun activities, so there are lots of opportunities to gain various skills and experience. The programme will be based at different locations across the city and into neighbouring communities.
You will be asked to commit to a minimum of 1 full day. Please complete this form to register your interest and we will be in touch in due course.
LEGO League Mentor:
Do you love working with children, troubleshooting problems and playing with LEGO? If yes, then we need you!
The FIRST LEGO League is back for the 2021/22 season, with schools across Leicester taking part in this international tournament. Here at DMU, we host the Leicestershire regional tournament, where schools get to compete against each other in various judging sessions based around the theme of #CARGOCONNECT. LEGO mentors will be needed to go to participating schools during their LEGO club times to support the teams with their LEGO league preparations for their research project, and the LEGO robot challenge.
For more information and to apply for the opportunity, please click here.
Sewing Club for Refugees and Asylum Seekers:
Interested in teaching and got dressmaking skills?
Volunteering with LCoS for a minimum of 6 weeks on Thursday afternoons will bring you experience in teaching, and a chance to learn how to adapt design to a very wide range of body sizes, ages and cultural influences in clothing fabrication whilst working with a lovely group of women.
For more information and to apply, please visit this application form.
E2 Support Volunteer:
Working with children, gaining teamworking and leadership skills, and expanding your network. If these sound like things you want to do, then volunteering with E2 would be a great opportunity for you.
E2 are an organisation based in Beaumont Leys, who support the local community with activities to help them learn new skills, meet new people and provide quality education to those who struggle to access it themselves. There are 4 different activities you can get involved with, all detailed on the application form.
If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please completed this application form.
Become a Good Neighbour:
Are you compassionate, friendly and a good communicator? Do you want to support you fellow students around the university? Could you be relied upon to support various initiatives that allow you to be involved across the whole university? If so, you sound like a ‘Good Neighbour’.
Volunteers will join a community of Good Neighbours, who will offer support to residents in shared accommodation, as well as students across the institution. The role will entail checking in regularly with residents, signposting to DMU support services, and working with other students with similar motivations. You will also be expected to attend regular meetings with DMU Local where you will hear from different areas around the university, feed back any areas of concern and log the requests for support that you receive. You will also be the first to hear about new opportunities to support DMU, such as volunteering in our pop up vaccination centre on campus.
Good Neighbours will begin meeting at the start of term in October. If you would like to support this programme, please fill in this application form.
E2 Christmas Hampers:
Please help us to help disadvantaged children in Beaumont Leys and Abbey wards this year by supplying a few items for a hamper that will make this Christmas really special.
All donations from DMU students and staff will go alongside Christmas gifts and other products that will put a smile on the face of around 146 disadvantaged children.
Donations can be dropped off at the Campus Centre until Friday 17 December 2021.
For more info, and for a list of items required, go to: https://bit.ly/3r7LWsw