Volunteering to support your community
We understand that choosing to volunteer may not be a priority for you right now and being healthy, and keeping loved ones safe, will unquestionably be your immediate concern. However, we are increasingly aware of how much people are looking for ways to support and contribute to their communities during this unprecedented situation. We’d therefore like to share the following information, which may be of interest should you choose to consider voluntarily supporting your own community wherever you are in the UK.
A note about placement modules
Some students in USW use volunteering to meet requirements for placement modules and those students have been asked to cease volunteering activity as part of our duty of care.
We’d like to stress that the information on this site has been provided for those students who would like to support their communities outside of their studies and in their own personal time
Volunteering opportunities in all other parts of the UK can be found on:
A number of organisations have also contacted USW to inform us of current volunteer opportunities directly related to the Covid-19 crisis. Please click on the organisation name below to check their websites or follow instructions provided:
To offer help in your own area you may also find information on Covid 19 Mutual Aid Facebook pages.
We fully appreciate that not everyone is in a position to volunteer and that you may wish to consider many of the paid opportunities currently being advertised to fill critical areas of work across a range of sectors. You can find these advertised on key job search sites like Find a job, Indeed or NHS jobs
Many recruitment agencies are also co-ordinating critical vacancy recruitment in order to respond to immediate and urgent staffing needs. For example, Acorn are acting on behalf of a number of NHS Health Boards in Wales and England and have released the following statement with regards their vacancies.
‘The jobs may not be what people are used to doing but it is immediate paid work (and with standard overtime rates applied), and they would be contributing to the huge effort t required to bring some urgent support to our front-line services. People available and interested in working should go to www.acornpeople.com or email email@example.com’