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  • Books To Africa International (Books2Africa) is a UK registered charity (No 1152599) that collects and sends donated books to increase the quality of education in Africa by helping individuals and communities to access, read, and understand books, and to extend the life and impact of books by decreasing book waste and increasing book 'readcycling'. The organisation now has Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and participates in the UN’s activities and initiatives. Our team of volunteers and interns play an integral part in our day-to-day operations. Volunteers and interns work primarily as Processing Officers and are responsible for checking, scanning, sorting and packaging donated books and resources at our Processing Centre in Canterbury (CT1 3AA). As part of the Logistics Team, you will be scanning/entering the barcodes/ISBN numbers.

    • Where?Canterbury
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • Interests?Charity shops, Education & Literacy, Environment, Animals, and Sustainability, Global Issues
    • Skills?Administration and Clerical, Communication, Event Planning, Listening, IT, Computers and Web Skills, Leadership and Management, Literacy and copywriting, Marketing and Media, Public Speaking, Teaching and Training, Teamwork
    • Adaptability (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Compassion
    • Digitally Literate (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Intercultural Awareness
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Team-worker
    • Professional (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
  • Catching Lives logo

    Volunteer - Open Centre Kitchen

    Catching Lives

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Assisting with the preparation, cooking and serving of food to clients 08.30am - 13.30pm with a once a week commitment.Opportunities Monday - Sunday.

    • Where?Canterbury
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • Interests?Arts, Culture and Heritage, Campaigning and Fundraising, Events and stewarding, Homelessness and Housing
    • Skills?Communication, Listening, IT, Computers and Web Skills, Mentoring and Befriending, Teamwork
  • Library and Learning Resources logo

    Library champion

    Library and Learning Resources

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    In this role you will provide a sounding board for our proposals and provide an opportunity to help us shape our services. You will listen to the views of your peers’ on the services, collections and resources and then collate and communicate feedback back to us. Other possible activities include supporting the creation of library displays for international awareness campaigns, guest blog writing and supporting events.

    • Where?Canterbury
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • Interests?Education & Literacy
    • Skills?Communication, Creative and Design, Event Planning, Listening, IT, Computers and Web Skills, Leadership and Management, Literacy and copywriting, Public Speaking, Teaching and Training
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Intercultural Awareness
    • Leadership
    • Planning and Research
  • SNAAP logo

    Volunteer at Stay and Play (Wed 3.30-6.30pm term time)

    SNAAP

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    To help support the delivery of SNAAP services, in providing accessible play and leisure activities for disabled children and young people aged 0-25 years old in a safe secure environment. Volunteers can gain knowledge and experience from our courses and with the help and support from our skilled staff obtain a better understanding of SEN children.

    A chance for the whole family to use the great facilities at Windchimes, make new friends, chill out in the sensory room, get rid of some energy in the soft play room, enjoy the outside area and get involved with craft.

    Volunteers are needed to help support the children and help supervise the various activities. This can be a very active group!

     

    • Where?Canterbury
    • When?Wednesday
    • Interests?Children and Young People, Community, Education & Literacy, Health & Wellbeing
    • Skills?Communication, Creative and Design, Listening, Mentoring and Befriending, Teaching and Training, Teamwork
    • Creativity
    • Compassion
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving
    • Team-worker
  • SNAAP logo

    Volunteer at Zone Out (Fortnightly Term Time, Tue 4.30-7.30pm)

    SNAAP

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    To gain valuable experience of working with disabled children and young people and learn to encourage them whilst helping them have an equal opportunity to take part in all aspects of SNAAP. Young people attending this youth club like to play football, do craft, play xbox/wii games and cook food.Volunteers can gain knowledge and experience from our courses and with the help and support from our skilled staff obtain a better understanding of SEN children.

    This is a great session, where the young people can learn to cook, so they will need support in making a meal for their friends and themselves.

    Supporting young people to interact, with other young people and staff, to build on their soical skills and inderpendants.

    • Where?Canterbury
    • When?Tuesday
    • Interests?Children and Young People, Community, Health & Wellbeing, Sport and Recreation
    • Skills?Communication, Mentoring and Befriending, Teaching and Training, Sport and Coaching
    • Creativity
    • Compassion
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving
    • Team-worker
  • Canterbury Christ Church University logo

    Peer Mentor

    Canterbury Christ Church University

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    A Student Peer Mentor helps their fellow student/s mentee(s) to manage the transition to university whether a new or returning student. Some of the life skills you will develop include: effective communication, empathy, active listening, leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, time management and much more.

    You will be provided with full training and induction and will have regular review touch-points with the Peer Mentoring Officer. The Peer Mentoring Officer provides references for mentors looking for work and recommends mentors for internal temporary roles. Peer Mentoring is a recognised activity that is printed on your Transcript or Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). 

    • Where?Canterbury, Medway, Other, All campuses
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • Interests?Education & Literacy, Health & Wellbeing, Mentoring and Befriending
    • Skills?Communication, Listening, Mentoring and Befriending
    • Adaptability (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Creativity
    • Compassion
    • Digitally Literate (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Informed (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Innovative (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Intercultural Awareness
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Planning and Research
    • Problem Solving
    • Team-worker
    • Professional (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Self-aware (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
  • Worthgate Scout Group logo

    Assistant Section Leader

    Worthgate Scout Group

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Support the delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the Young People. Support the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules The Scout Association. Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards, in particular the Chief Scouts Award. Actively work with other adults in the Group to support and promote Group or multi-section activities and events. Make and maintain good relationships with parents/carers of the Young People. This may include running a parent rota and/or inviting parents to support camps or other residential experiences. Full training and support available

    Currently all adults will have to complete Safeguarding, Safety, GDPR and 2 modules of training to volunteer under new COVID-19 guidelines.(This could all be completed within 2 hours).

    • Where?Canterbury
    • When?Wednesday, Friday, Thursday
    • Interests?Children and Young People, Community, Education & Literacy
    • Skills?Administration and Clerical, Communication, Listening, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Training, Teamwork
    • Adaptability (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Creativity
    • Compassion
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Planning and Research
    • Problem Solving
    • Team-worker
    • Professional (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Self-aware (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
  • Worthgate Scout Group logo

    Section Assistant

    Worthgate Scout Group

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Running games and activities as part of weekly section meetings and other section events. Assisting young people to achieve badges and awards. Assisting with residential experiences for the section. Assisting the section with taking part in a varied, exciting and safe programme of activities.

    Currently all adults will have to complete Safeguarding, Safety, GDPR and 2 modules of training to volunteer under new COVID-19 guidelines.(This could all be completed within 2 hours).

    • Where?Canterbury
    • When?Wednesday, Friday, Thursday
    • Interests?Children and Young People, Community, Education & Literacy
    • Skills?Administration and Clerical, Creative and Design, Listening, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Training, Teamwork
    • Adaptability (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Creativity
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Team-worker
    • Professional (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Self-aware (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
  • Canterbury Nightline logo

    Publicity Volunteer

    Canterbury Nightline

    This opportunity takes place from 21 Jan 2022

    We are looking for outgoing, energetic students from any campus to help promote Canterbury Nightline. Canterbury Nightline is a student run listening and support service that helps students at CCCU and The university of Kent. This role will involve running information sessions, putting up posters and holding stalls.

    Please apply through this link: https://canterburynightline.org/nonlistening-volunteers

    • Where?Canterbury, Medway, Other, All campuses
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • Interests?Campaigning and Fundraising, Health & Wellbeing, Mentoring and Befriending, Students' Union
    • Skills?Communication, Teamwork
    • Creativity
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Team-worker
  • Canterbury Nightline logo

    Listening Volunteer

    Canterbury Nightline

    This opportunity takes place from 21 Jan 2022

    Canterbury Nightline is a completely student run service. By working this way, we ensure that when a student calls for advice they are supported by another student who understands what they are going through. To provide this service we need a number of students who are willing to volunteer their time to help others. Full training is given so the main requirement for these roles is a willingness to listen, an ability to empathise and an open mind. If this sounds like you get in touch today.All perspective listening volunteers are required to attend a 1-hour group info session so that we can make sure you are the right fit for Nightline. If successful, you will then be invited to a 2-day training session.All volunteers working for Nightline are provided with ongoing training to ensure that you re as effective as possible in your role and are continuously developing your skills set. Each role is designed to ensure you get the support and training you need while you gain skills and experience to make you more employable. With this in mind there are lots of opportunities for progression within the organisation.All volunteers are fully supported, and volunteer welfare is at the heart of what we do.

    Please apply through this link: https://canterburynightline.org/listening-volunteers 

    • Where?Canterbury
    • When?Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • Interests?Health & Wellbeing, Mentoring and Befriending, Students' Union
    • Skills?Listening, Mentoring and Befriending, Teamwork
    • Adaptability (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Compassion
    • Effective Communicator (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Intercultural Awareness
    • Professional (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
    • Self-aware (CCCU Graduate Attribute)
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