Action for Children
Delivered by Action For Children, The South Worcestershire Parenting and Community Development Project delivers a range of services designed to help local children and families. Our aim is to help nip problems in the bud and to support local families to achieve their potential.
Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire helps thousands of older people throughout the two counties. We would not be able to do this without public support so volunteer today to help make a real difference.
Befriending, Walking Group Leader, Active Ageing Projects, Home from Hospital, Admin Support, Fundraising and much more.
Alzheimer's Research UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.
Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in cutting-edge research.
We believe that research can and will deliver life-changing preventions, treatments and one day, a cure for dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK exists to make this happen and with your support, we’ll make life-changing breakthroughs possible.
The Alzheimer's Society aims to create a world without dementia. We will change the face of dementia research, demonstrate best practice in dementia care and support, provide the best advice and influence the state and society to enable those affected
by dementia to live as they wish.
In Worcestershire we have a variety of services and projects which improve the lives of people and their families living with dementia. These range from Side by Side in the hospital or community, dementia cafes, activity groups and the meeting centre.
British Heart Foundation
We fight for every heartbeat
Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. Your support powers our research. Every pound raised and every minute of your time will help make a massive difference to people's lives.
Volunteering Changes Lives
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross provides a wide range of services throughout the Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire area.
The Cairn Youth Network is a branch of the charity dedicated to raising awareness about domestic abuse to students on university campuses across the UK. It is a platform for social action. They create useful resources, organise events and ultimately aim to open up discussion on the issue of domestic abuse.
The Cairn Youth Network predominantly encourages volunteers to create and run a society at their university students’ union, and use this as a platform to raise awareness about this issue.
Cancer Research UK
Thanks to supporters like you we have saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Over the past century, our researchers have made consistent progress in the fight against cancer, and survival rates have doubled
over the past 40 years.
Caudwell Children is a national disabled chidlrens charity that provides practical and emotional support for children with disabilites and their families. We provide equipment, activity clubs, family support, and our new autism service.
Crimestoppers and it's youth brand, Fearless.org is an independent Charity where anyone can report crime anonymously by ringing 0800 555 111 or on an encrypted form on https://crimestoppers-uk.org.
Crimestoppers and it's Youth brand, Fearless.org is an independent Charity which provides information of crime types and an opportunity to report crime totally anonymously via a phone number 0800 555 111 or an encrypted online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org and fearless.org. We undertake Campaigns which have included Domestic Abuse, CSE, Modern Day Slavery, County Lines, Organised Crime, FGM, Rural Crime and many more. Our local West Mercia Crimestoppers Committee meets in Worcester. We attended the Students Fair in September 2019 where we launched our "Safer Festivals" Campaign plus information and freebies.
Daisychain Benevolent Fund
Daisychain Benevolent Fund raises money for Teenage Cancer Trust and local children’s hospital wards through the sale of donated goods in the charity shops. There are 2 shops in Worcester in St. Johns'. One shop is dedicated to books and the other for clothing, bric a brac etc.
Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust
Childhood cancer charity raising awareness, supporting families and funding research.
SUPPORTING LIFE AFTER BRAIN INJURY.
Headway Worcestershire works across the county to support adults with an acquired brain injury and their families and carers.
We offer a range of volunteering opportunities from traditional roles in our day centres and charity shop to less traditional roles including marketing, woodwork, music, administration and many others.
Leukaemia CARE is a national blood cancer support charity. We are dedicated to ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the right information, advice and support.
Live at Home Scheme
Live at home scheme- volunteers and helpers
Macmillan Cancer Support
At Macmillan Cancer Support, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’ll help you find your best way through.
From advice about money and work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here when you need us most.
Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Worcestershire County Council)
The Malvern Hills Area was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1959. The designation covers 105 square kilometres and includes parts of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. AONB designation signifies that the natural beauty of this area is of national importance.
Our core team is made up of 4 staff members but regularly overlaps with partnering organisations. More information on partners and work carried out can be found here: www.malvernhillsaonb.org.uk
Volunteering opportunities include practical outdoors work to desk based work such as communication and PR.
Mentor Link delivers one-to-one social and emotional support to distressed and vulnerable children and young people across the West Midlands by providing them with a volunteer mentor, recruited from their local community. The aim of mentoring is to improve the young person’s self-esteem, relationships, academic performance and behaviour, and engagement in learning, in order to help them secure a successful transition to adulthood.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is directly responsible for funding and operating three helicopters serving the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK. We receive NO Government or National Lottery funding. The £9 million needed each year is funded solely by the public and local businesses.
Museums Worcestershire comprises of three museums: the Commandery, Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury and Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.
Our museum venues offer volunteering opportunities throughout the year with roles in areas of events and half term activities, collections and curatorial, marketing and digital, and learning and outreach.
Myaware - fighting myasthenia.Today, many thousands of men, women and children across the UK are living with myasthenia, a rare neuro-muscular condition which causes fluctuating muscle weakness. The condition can affect walking, talking, swallowing and in severe cases, breathing. Due to myasthenia’s rarity, many more people remain undiagnosed.
Myaware is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting people with myasthenia through our core aims of research, support and awareness.
We are a conservation group working with the National Trust at properties throughout the West Midlands.
Our members come from a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. We are an enthusiastic bunch who enjoy working in the outdoors, improving our local environment and learning new skills.
Make a difference to the futures of our country's young people at onside
Over the wall
Over The Wall provides free of charge residential activity camps for children and teenagers living with serious health challenges. We offer them and their families a week of experiences that are memorable, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound and we need a superb group of volunteers to make the magic happen. It is not mandatory to have had experience working with children and teenagers; we are looking for volunteers with a range of skills and personality. We have a variety of exciting camp roles available.
RaG (Raise and Give) Worcester Students' Union
RaG (Raise and Give) is a committee at the Worcester Students' Union, whose aim is to raise and give money to various local and national charities. The fundraising will take place through different events throughout the year. Apart from one-off fundraising,
all money raised throughout the academic year is split between the SU nominated charities
Help us beat loneliness! By meeting brilliant older people and having a good time. Whether it’s reminiscing over a cup of tea, fresh air walks, learning to use an Ipad or joining in with group activities – Reconnections links older people in Worcester to fantastic volunteers like YOU to help them reconnect with their community. The team are making a real difference, to real people.
We help older people, experiencing loneliness, to explore what might help them have fun again.
Revitalise is a national charity providing short breaks and holidays (respite care) for disabled people and carers. We also offer inspirational opportunities for volunteers through one of the largest, most diverse volunteer programmes in the UK.
Roses Theatre Twekesbury
The Roses Theatre is an arts centre located in the centre of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England. Its main auditorium seats 375 and accommodates 35mm film / digital projection as well as live performance.
Royal Mencap Society
Royal Mencap Society
Sanctuary Care Ltd
Sanctuary Care was established in 1995 to provide older people with high quality nursing and residential care. Its income is re-invested into the business which allows it to provide residents with excellent standards of care from well managed and maintained homes. With over 100 warm and welcoming homes across England and Scotland, staff provide a range of personalized long and short-term care including residential, dementia, nursing, intermediate and palliative care.
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.
Severn Rivers Trust
An independant environmental charity set up to protect and preserve the river Severn Catchment
We have ongoing volunteering opportunities available for individuals to share their skills and experiences with Shaw Trust’s job seekers.
Sight Concern Worcestershire is your county charity supporting blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives. We can help local people to deal with the grief and effects of sight loss, teach new skills, give vital information
and help people to find their confidence again.
Visit www.sightconcern.co.uk for further information
The Gloucestershire Independent Visitors Project works with young people aged 8-18 who live in foster care. Independent Visitors are volunteers who befriend young people, advise and support them during their time in care offering a listening ear, do fun activities and are a friendly consistent role model. We will provide accredited training through Certa and all the skills you need to become an Independent Visitor with on-going support after training. All you need is a genuine interest in the welfare of young people.
St Richards Hospice
St Richard's Hospice is an independent charity caring for over 2,600 patients, their loved ones and carers each year in Worcestershire
The Acorns Children Hospice
Acorns Children's Hospice is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and their families, across the heart of England.
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 enjoy a range of exciting theatre shows, hands-on activities, interactive workshops and excellent careers information over the four days of The Fair.
The Fold Care Farm, based in Bransford, near Worcester, provides meaningful land based activities for adults with a range of support needs, including learning disabilities, mental health issues, aquired brain injury and dementia. Typical activities include growing organic fruit, vegetables and herbs, care of our flock of chickens, bee keeping, crafts and nature walks. The Care Farm runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdys and Thursdays from 10am til 3.30pm.
Europe's first joint university and public library, The Hive is the result of the vision of the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council.
The Infirmary Museum
The Infirmary museum opened in July 2012 and shares the story of medicine and health care in Worcester since the 18th century. It exists to positively change visitors lives through the history of health and medicine in the former Worcester Royal Infirmary
The National Trust - Brockhampton
The National Trust is an independent charity which acquires and preserves buildings and landscapes for public enjoyment and benefit. It relies upon the input of volunteers in doing this, many of whom are longstanding team members.
Tudor House Museum
Thriving Worcester tourist attraction, the Tudor House Museum
Uni Boob Team
Hi, we are the Uni Boob team, and we are here to talk all things BOOBS! We represent Coppafeel! our evergrowing breast cancer awareness charity.
Our mission is to get Worcester Uni copping a feel! (pun intended). We devote ourselves entirely, to teaching you how to feel yourselves up! Knowing what's right and what's normal for YOUR breasts is more important than you can imagine. From your armpits to your collar bones, we want you feeling every inch (you too fella's - anybody with breast tissue! Cancer doesn't discriminate)
We want all of you, guys, gals and non-binary pals! Join us today and help us in our mission of spreading this life saving message. We are fun. We are ambitious and most importantly we are saving lives up and down the UK. Grab life by the boobs - join in today!
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 £128m, which has been granted to research into breast cancer and to improve the lives of people living with cancer now.
Warwickshire and West Mercia Police
Law enforcement across the combined forces of Warwickshire and West Mercia. We have a combined workforce of around 5000 officers and Staff. Key focus being addressing national and local policing priorities. The Alliance focuses its activities on three
priority areas: Serving the public , Protecting the public and Making the difference
What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful
We are a charity based in Malvern who support children with additional needs, and disabilities, and their families.
West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
WMRSASC is the only free provider of rape and sexual violence helpline and counselling services in Worcester and Hereford.
Worcester Arts Workshop
The Worcester Arts Workshop is a longstanding arts hub in Worcester City Centre, that welcomes artists of all disciplines, ages, abilities and areas of the community.
Worcester City Council
The Community Engagement team within the City Council enable local community groups to undertake a variety of volunteer projects/events within the City's green spaces.
Worcester Roots Foundation
Roots is a environmental youth led organisation, looking for young adults aged between 14 to 25. Our aim is to raise awareness on sustainability and the zero/low waste movement within the local community via projects led by our volunteers.
Worcester Students' Union Volunteering
The Students’ Union is an independent charity, devoted to the educational interests and welfare of all students studying at the University of Worcester.
Worcestershire Association of Carers
A carer provides unpaid support to family or friends who need help
Worcestershire Parent and Carers Community (WPCC)
Worcestershire Parent & Carers’ Community (WPCC) is a registered charity supporting parents and carers who have children with a disability or additional needs within the Worcestershire county.
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Our mission is to make Worcestershire a better place for wildlife and to enable people to have a closer connection with wildlife and wild places where they live. You can get join us as a volunteer doing anything from Youth Groups and children's activities to surveying and practical conservation. It's a great way to gain real insight into our work and great experience for your CV going forward.
YHA (England & 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.