Category Archives: Volunteering

Funding for volunteering | Sport England

Every month, 5.6 million people in England give up their time to enable others to take part in sport and physical activity.

Our new strategy for volunteering, Volunteering in an Active Nation, sets out our plans to allow more people to engage in all types of volunteering through sport and physical activity. Continue reading Funding for volunteering | Sport England

Volunteer Regional Advisory Committee Member (Children in Need, North Region)

Over the last 36 years, BBC Children in Need has raised and distributed over £800 million to projects working with disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Would you like to help in making decisions on making the best grants to improve the lives of disadvantaged children?

BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK Charity for children and young people. Its vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.

We encourage applications from all parts of the community to join our North Regional Advisory Committee.

For more details

Sova – Volunteer Recruitment Event

Sova are holding a volunteer recruitment event at Hull CVS, 75 Beverley Road, HU3 1XL.  At Sova’s mentoring project, based in Hull, we support adult male offenders who are due to be released from custody or already serving their sentence in the community.  We provide accredited training through Certa for all the skills you need to become a mentor with ongoing support after training.  We are appealing for people who have a genuine interest in working with offenders and can meet them for 2-4 hours each week.

Come along to the volunteer recruitment event on:

  • Wednesday 25th January between 10am – 12noon
  • Thursday 26th January between 1pm – 3pm

to ask questions, gain a better understanding of the role and complete application forms. 

If you are interested in volunteering but are unable to make the recruitment events, you can request an application pack by emailing or calling 07920 536 354.

SOVA Volunteer Recruitment Day

Sova are looking to recruit and train volunteer mentors in Hull to support adult male offenders (service users) with the aim to help integrate them back into the local community.

The project works to address multiple barriers faced by this disadvantaged group. We offer community and through the gate mentoring which signposts and supports service users to gain access to services with the help of their volunteer.

As a volunteer you will meet with your service user on a one to one basis providing practical support this can include: Accessing local services, increasing skills and confidence, providing encouragement, support with completing forms and documents and attending appointments.

About Sova

Sova is a charity that works in the heart of communities in England and Wales to help people steer clear of crime. We do this by making sure that when people find themselves in difficult situations they have someone on their side to help them make better choices so they can stay out of trouble and build better lives – See more at:

What are they looking for?

We are seeking open minded male and female volunteers who can assist service users and tailor the support to meet their individual needs and are able to offer a commitment of between 1 to 4 hours per week.

We are recruiting volunteers over the age of 18 who have a genuine interest in supporting this client group, no experience is required as full training and support is provided. If you are interested in volunteering we would like to hear from you as our recruitment process is on-going.

Come along and talk to Natasha from Sova and find out more.