Volunteer with Vitalise

Vitalise is a charity which has been providing respite holidays for people with physical disabilities and their carers for over 50 years. Our guests range from people who spend most of their lives in care homes to family carers who very rarely get time to relax.

Our centres give our guests the chance to have a break, receiving the care and
support they need with the added extras of excursions, activities and
evening entertainment.

You can spend anything from a week to six months making sure our guests have a
holiday to remember. During this time, you will stay at the centre and complete a diverse range of duties alongside your fellow volunteers and Vitalise staff.

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18 – 25 year olds needed for placements across Africa and Asia on VSO ICS (International Citizen Service)

VSO is one of the biggest and most respected names in volunteering for international development. The organisation has a 50-year track record of recruiting volunteers to live and work in developing countries and of bringing their skills, commitment and enthusiasm to play a major part in tackling poverty.
VSO ICS is funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development, giving UK young people the opportunity to live overseas for 10 -12 weeks, and work on impactful development programmes.

All costs are covered including flights, accommodation, visas, vaccinations and an allowance whilst on placement. We do ask volunteers to fundraise around £800 prior to the placement and are given extensive 1 to 1 fundraising support from ICS staff. There are also many grants and bursaries available. No young person will be excluded for financial reasons.

Find out more or apply here today.

Recruitment Open Day – Youth Shelter Loughborough

Monday 6th October 2014
1 – 7pm
Youth Shelter
The Falcon Centre
27-31 Pinfold Gate,
Loughborough, LE11 1BE
Various positions available:

  • Support Assistants, Bank Staff,
  • Security Concierge, Security Warden, Handyman, Cooks.

Volunteer positions:

  • Move on Mentors, Reception, Shop Assistant

Various hours/shifts available

For more information or an application pack, please contact Kane Walsh on: 01509 268699


  • Customer Service Assistants
  • Team Leaders
  • Sorters
  • Pricers
  • Fashion people
  • Online Fashion Listers
  • Merchandisers
  • Photographers
  • Gift Aid Champions

Volunteer Today

Minimum of 4 hours per week for at least 6 weeks, ideally more.

We are located at 53 Market St, Loughborough LE11 3ER

Pop in-store for an Application form, phone or email:

01509 235072 or Oxfamshopf1715@oxfam.org.uk

The Empty Quarter: Oman Expedition 2015

Looking to BE bold…

  • With your studies nearly over, do you find yourself thinking about the future?
  • But not sure where to go or what to do?
  • And your only real priority is that adventure is guaranteed?

If the answer to the above is yes then we, the British Exploring Society, as the oldest personal development charity of its type have an incredible opportunity for you…

The Empty Quarter: Oman Expedition 2015

Hidden in the largely unexplored region of the Middle East, Oman is a country of abrupt environmental contrast and, ripe for exploration, the destination of our life-changing winter gap year expedition. Spanning for up to two months, once there you will have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to our Arabian leopard conservation study
  • Summit impressive sand dunes stretching higher than the Eiffel Tower
  • Snorkel above beautiful reefs and survey all the indigenous marine life
  • Experience the fascinating local culture and its communities
  • Climb the unexplored sides of the majestic Dhofar Mountains
  • Document all your feats through professionally guided photography, film and writing.

Tempted? Undoubtedly, and with a £500 bursary guaranteed to applicants quoting ‘Oman Email’ …APPLY NOW!

Apply for 4 week

Apply for 8 week

Become a Team v Leader

Team v, vInspired’s social leadership development programme, is on the lookout for the next generation of social leaders.  Applications to become a Team v Leader will open on Friday 2nd May, however, young people who want to express their interest can do so now by visiting https://beta.vinspired.com/team-v-leaders-recruitment. Please not there are limited spaces for the programme and applications close June 2nd

Festival Volunteer – The Spark Arts for Children

The Spark Festival is a two-week summer festival of the performing and visual arts for children in Leicester. Taking place across the city in schools, libraries and venues such as Curve, The Y and Phoenix, The Spark Festival brings the best in children’s theatre, music and dance to 0-13 year olds and their families. Each festival welcomes over 18K people and this year we are looking for volunteers to both support the run-up to and the festival itself.

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Waterway Recovery Group launches its Canal Camps for 2014!

Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) runs a programme of unique week-long residential volunteering opportunities, known as ‘Canal Camps’ designed to restore the derelict canals of England and Wales to their former glory. Canal Camps give you the chance to do your bit for the environment whilst having a fun holiday.

Waterway Recovery Group have 25 Canal Camps, 2 Clean-up weekends and a Big Dig already planned for 2014 giving volunteers the chance to get involved in various activities such as rebuilding towpaths on the Driffield Navigation and Pocklington Canal in East Yorkshire, lining a section of the Lancaster Canal at Stainton, to lock clearance work on the Cromford Canal in Derbyshire and bricklaying at Ham Mill Lock on the Cotswold Canals.

Click here to view an online version of the brochure.

Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign which takes place on 1-7 June and celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.Every year, over 20 million people across England and the UK volunteer, donating more than 100 million hours to their communities every

As part of this celebration week Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) is organising a Volunteer Fair at John Storer House in Loughborough  Friday 7th June 10:00am –12:00pm. 

Find out about the latest volunteer role in your area and speak to the charities/organisations directly.

Volunteers Fair and Celebration Event

Volunteering opportunities

Race Day Champion

Were you inspired by the Games Makers at the Olympics? Well, we’ve created a similar role to support this year’s Race for Life events to ensure all of our participants and spectators have a great experience on event day! Check out the complete role profile and sign up as a Race Day Champion.

Pretty Muddy

Race for Life’s brand new muddy obstacle course. You can get down and dirty for Cancer Research UK and volunteer at this brand new event – launching on 28th May at prettymuddy.org.

Race for Life Twilight

This will be everything that you expect from Race for Life, but in the colourful setting of the autumn twilight. The darkness will be lit up with sparklers, glowing colours and starlight! Shine as a volunteer and simply select the evening time option when choosing your event on the volunteer form.