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  • Coventry Museums logo

    Turner Prize Museum Assistant Volunteer

    Coventry Museums

    This opportunity takes place between 29 Sep 2021 and 12 Jan 2022

    Supporting The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum during the Turner Prize Exhibition which runs from 29th September – 12th January 2022.

    Where: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

    When: Between 29th September – 12th January 2022. Galleries are open 10–4 every day (Sundays12-4.)  We are flexible regarding dates and times that you volunteer.

    Volunteers can help with one or several of the following:

    • Help on the welcome desk
    • Actively interacting with our visitors and recording feedback on an IPad
    • Assisting visitors in setting up Go cv cards
    • Generally engage with visitors around the museum
    • Assist visitors to book tickets for the Turner prize via an IPad
    • Help our team provide an excellent customer experience

    Skills, knowledge & qualities we are looking for

    • Good standard of spoken English
    • A friendly and approachable manner
    • Ability to communicate confidently

    • Type of VolunteeringCulture and Heritage
    • Time CommitmentFlexible
    • Location of VolunteeringCoventry
    • Partner TypeExternal Provider
  • IntoUniversity logo

    University Student Mentor

    IntoUniversity

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Volunteer mentors support young people from disadvantaged areas of Coventry to achieve their academic, social and future goals.

    Established in 2002, IntoUniversity works to raise the aspirations and attainment of young people in socially disadvantaged areas. We have 32 centres and extension projects across England, that provide Academic Support, primary and secondary school workshops, university application support and mentoring for young people. Our Coventry Centre, opened in 2018, in partnership with the University of Warwick and already has made a massive difference to the lives of hundreds of young people.

    We have an exclusive opportunity for University of Warwick students to act as mentors in supporting our young people to achieve their academic, social and future goals. You will meet at least once every two weeks for 1-15.hrs based on you and your mentee’s shared availability.

    Acting as a role model, you will support their learning, increase their knowledge of university and boost their confidence. Providing 1:1 support you will see the young person develop over the year, evidencing your contribution to their future success.

    Mentors will gain skills in leadership, communication and problem solving while making a real difference to the life chances of their mentee. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in working in education or who would like to gain experience working with young people

    • Type of VolunteeringChildren and Young people, Mentoring
    • Time Commitment1 Year, Regular Commitment
    • Location of VolunteeringCoventry
    • Partner TypeExternal Provider
    • Communication
    • Problem Solving
  • Coventry UK City of Culture logo

    City Host

    Coventry UK City of Culture

    This opportunity takes place until 31 May 2022

    City Hosts provide a friendly and welcoming face for visitors to Coventry, they guide visitors and event spectators, provide information about the city and events and support areas of displays and artwork.

    Duties of a City Host Volunteer may vary. Core duties will involve one or more of the following during a shift depending on the event and your interest:

    City Host: Welcoming (Meeters & Greeters); wayfinding; wayfaring and guiding visitors and event spectators. Providing information about the city and events.  Transport Hub Host: Welcoming those arriving to the city and providing a farewell to those departing from key transport hubs. Wayfinding and providing information and assistance to visitors and members of the public.  Guardian: Supporting areas of displays & artwork, providing insight and information or lining borders of event areas for trails and performances  Other: General Core Duties may include:  Hosting of event performers and special guests, promoting and providing information on related City of Culture events and activities, encouraging COVID/Social Distance measures, stress-testing events/activities.   Additional: Duties based on individual interest and experience, event participant surveys and translators.

     Apply to be a city host link image

    • Type of VolunteeringCommunity
    • Time CommitmentFlexible
    • Location of VolunteeringCoventry
    • Partner TypeExternal Provider
    • Communication
    • Intercultural Awareness
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
  • Coventry Scouts logo

    Scouting Leader

    Coventry Scouts

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Scout leaders help children and young people take part in a wide range of activities

    You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about mini bus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.

    Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven year olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.

    We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.

    As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. 

    • Type of VolunteeringChildren and Young people
    • Time CommitmentRegular Commitment, Flexible
    • Location of VolunteeringCoventry
    • Partner TypeExternal Provider
    • Communication
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
  • Technology Volunteers logo

    Technology Volunteers

    Technology Volunteers

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are a fun and inclusive volunteering group that offer Scratch lessons to primary school pupils across Coventry. Our aim is to encourage children to become creators, rather than consumers, of technology. Students/staff from all disciplines are welcome to join, so no prior knowledge of coding is required! We will be training everyone during term 1 and then offering our support to others.

    Term 1 (Weeks 2-9): Roughly 1 hour a week. Training in person on campus with online alternative.

    Term 2 & 3: 2-3 hour weekly sessions teaching at schools. Non-compulsory, sign up forms will be sent out every week. Transport will be provided. A small team of volunteers will be selected and accompanied by a project leader.

    • Type of VolunteeringChildren and Young people, Technology/Social Media
    • Time Commitment1 Term
    • Location of VolunteeringCoventry, On Campus, Online/From home
    • Partner TypeWarwick Volunteers
    • Communication
    • Critical Thinking
    • Digital Literacy
    • Problem Solving
    • Teamwork
  • Chess in Schools logo

    Chess in Schools

    Chess in Schools

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Volunteers run a lunchtime Chess Club at a local school. If you would like to volunteer click the 'Register your interest' button below.

    • Type of VolunteeringChildren and Young people
    • Time Commitment1 Year
    • Location of VolunteeringCoventry
    • Partner TypeWarwick Volunteers
  • Shine logo

    Shine

    Shine

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The project aims to mentor and empower young people in local schools and provide them with the tools they need to succeed. If you would like to volunteer click the 'Register your interest' button below.

    • Type of VolunteeringChildren and Young people
    • Time CommitmentRegular Commitment
    • Location of VolunteeringCoventry
    • Partner TypeWarwick Volunteers
    • Communication
    • Ethical Values
    • Intercultural Awareness
    • Self-awareness
  • Right to Read logo

    Right to Read

    Right to Read

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Right to Read volunteers provide one to one support for children in primary and secondary schools to improve their reading ability and increase confidence and self esteem. If you would like to volunteer click the 'Register your interest' button below.

    • Type of VolunteeringChildren and Young people
    • Time Commitment1 Year
    • Location of VolunteeringCoventry, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa
    • Partner TypeWarwick Volunteers
    • Communication
  • Crafting Happiness logo

    Crafting Happiness

    Crafting Happiness

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Volunteers design and produce craft-making kits, for the purpose of donating to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for patients to use during their stay. We also work with charities (i.e. Post Pal) and design custom made cards for seriously ill children. If you would like to volunteer click the 'Register your interest' button below.

    • Type of VolunteeringCommunity
    • Time Commitment1 Day/half day, Flexible
    • Location of VolunteeringOn Campus, Online/From home
    • Partner TypeWarwick Volunteers
  • Cheylesmore Good Neighbours: Retired Rewired is a community outreach project. Volunteers tutor older people, helping them to use their laptops, phones and tablets. Register your interest to join the Cheylesmore Good Neighbours: Retired Rewired mailing list.

    We teach older people how to use their phones, tablets and laptops so that they can remain independent and connected with the community. We have three different projects - Cheylesmore, Earlsdon, and Ekta-Unity.

    There is NO previous experience required! If you know how to work your phone/laptop/tablet then you'll be able to teach the older learners how to use theirs. Often you'll be teaching them quite basic skills like how to use Google Maps, share photos and send emails. In the event that something that you are unfamiliar with arises during the sessions, one of the project leaders will always be there to help!

    We have projects in three different locations. Each project has a different time commitment. To find out more about each project click the links above!

    • Type of VolunteeringOlder People
    • Time CommitmentFlexible
    • Location of VolunteeringCoventry
    • Partner TypeWarwick Volunteers
    • Communication
    • Digital Literacy
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