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Below we have compiled a list of volunteering opportunities that you can do from the comfort of your own home, whilst still building experience for your CV.

Remember you can contact us directly via careers@lincoln.ac.uk for further support.

NHS Volunteer Responders

The government have asked for volunteers to support the NHS amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Although there is a temporary pause in recruitment as they busily process the current applications, it is thought the application system will re-open in the near future. NHS Volunteer Responder

Do-it

Do-it.org is a database of UK volunteering opportunities. You can search more than a million volunteering opportunities by interest, activity or location and then apply online. There are currently 800+ available opportunities that can be carried out from home, so start your volunteering journey by browsing Do-it.Do-it

Missing Maps

Missing Maps is a humanitarian project that preemptively maps parts of the world that are vulnerable to natural disasters, conflicts, and disease epidemics. It isn't a problem if you haven't mapped before- there is a beginners area on the website where they reassure you that it doesn't take long to learn. Missing Maps

UN Volunteers

The United Nations Volunteers Programme offers the opportunity to contribute to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. You can utilise your skills and volunteer in many different ways. There are opportunities to volunteer in writing and editing, research and art and design. Visit the website and sign up to start applying for opportunities today. UN Volunteers

Reach Volunteering

Reach Volunteering is an organisation that compiles opportunities based on skills, and volunteers with appropriate skills can apply to carry out tasks that are of interest to them. Opportunities are based around supporting charities as trustees, short term projects or ongoing commitments. You can search for projects across the UK, that you can complete from home. Reach Volunteering

The Mix

The Mix- the UK’s leading support service for young people- offer a volunteering programme that enables you to contribute to supporting their services. At The Mix you can make a direct difference to the lives of young people, whether it’s through peer-to-peer support in our online community or one-to-one support online or via the phone. If you’re looking for one off or short-term opportunities, you can also use your ideas to help develop news tools and services to help young people.The Mix

The National Archives

Whether you have a passion for history, want to improve your knowledge and skills, or simply want to get involved in something worthwhile, volunteering at The National Archives can help you to achieve your aim. The National Archives offers the opportunities to be involved in remote projects and projects involving online collaboration.To find out more, click the button below. The National Archives

Citizen Science

If you are interested in ecology and conservation and desperate to spend time outside, even in your garden, there are plenty of surveys looking for your support.

The UK Ladybird Survey aims to encourage the recording of all species of ladybird found within the UK. To find out more, click the button below. The UK Ladybird Survey

The UK Pollinator Monitoring and Research Partnership (PMRP) aims to establish how insect pollinator populations are changing across Great Britain. UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme

You could also help Plantlife on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (25th-27th May) by counting the number of daisies, dandelions, buttercups and other wild flowers by following a simple survey and submitting your results. Plantlife Survey

Work Ready Virtual Experience

RateMyPlacement.co.uk has teamed up with Inside Sherpa and Development Beyond Learning (DBL), to launch a FREE work ready virtual experience- and its open to everyone. So if your placement or internship has been cancelled, or you didn't have anything lined up at all, you can still develop your soft skills virtually by completing this experience. This 4-5 hours self-placed programme consists of a range of free virtual experiences designed to equip you with all the work-readiness skills you'll need to get ahead in your career. Register via the button below. Register now

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