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  • Witness Service Volunteer

    Citizens Advice Witness Service

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Applications closed on 11 Oct.

    The Witness Service volunteers provide practical and emotional support and information to witnesses, so that they feel valued, respected and informed and able to give their best evidence in court.

    The role is based both at the court and in the community. You will begin your volunteering with us supporting witnesses, and their supporters, at the court. This will involve explaining the court procedures and legal terminology, showing them around the courtroom before trials, and sitting in the courtroom with them, when permitted.

    Once fully trained supporting at court, you will be able to progress, with further training, to supporting the most vulnerable witnesses as part of our Outreach service. This will involve meeting the witness in a community setting prior to the trial to develop a plan of preparation and support, accompanying the witness on the day of the trial and offering post-trial support including signposting to other organisations when needed.

    We’re looking for volunteers who:

    -       have a friendly, mature and empathetic manner towards others.

    -       have respect for the diversity of all people, which includes commitment to the service's objective of ensuring equal access is offered to all witnesses and their supporters.

    -       are approachable with good listening and verbal communication skills.

    -       have a non-judgemental, impartial and confidential approach to supporting others.

    -       are committed, trustworthy, discreet and prepared to adhere to Citizens Advice Witness Service standards to ensure we deliver a high standard of service to our witnesses and victims.


    No experience or knowledge of court is necessary - full training provided.

    We can offer excellent insight into the Criminal Justice System and experience of supporting others during a difficult time.

    We look for volunteers who are free 1 week day per week (9-5) and could stay for a period of 3 months training (approx.) and then 12 months as an accredited volunteer.

    Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds and we particularly welcome applications from people with physical or mental health conditions, and people from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LGBT+ communities. We are committed to offering a welcoming and inclusive environment to witnesses, staff, and volunteers.

    • WhenFriday afternoon, Friday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday morning
    • Communication
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Teamwork
    • Personal Growth
  • GoodGym logo

    GoodGym - do good, get fit


    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Each GoodGym session is slightly different. You will be supporting charities and community groups all over Leicester with different tasks from weeding in community allotments to sorting foodbank donations.Sign up at

    GoodGym is a national organisation with an innovative approach to volunteering. They combine running, walking and cycling with supporting older people and charities by completing practical tasks. 

    No experience is necessary and full training and support is given. You can sign up at or contact if you have any questions

    • Area of interestActive, Food Banks, Working with the elderly
  • Scouts logo

    Scout Team Member (for boys and girls aged 8-10yrs)


    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We can offer you a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, have fun and enhance your CV.We are a vibrant Scout Group that offers scouting up to young people aged 8-14 years within a Cub Pack and Scout Troop. We are friendly and can teach you everything you need to know - no prior knowledge is required - and we will support you to reach your full potential.So what do you have to do?We meet weekly and we do lots of different things like cooking, playing games, doing experiments and even camping. As an adult we ask that you support and encourage all of the young people to join in with the activities and try their best. We understand if you can't make every week and would welcome you when you can be there.You will be an integral part of our leadership team and your thoughts and ideas will be welcomed. The skills you will use as an adult leader in Scouts such as effectively communicating and planning can enhance your CV and make you stand out to potential employers. We are open to boys and girls from all faiths, backgrounds and abilities and welcome everyone.So what are you waiting for? Contact us for more information & to have an informal chat about the role or visit

    • Area of interestYouth and Children
    • WhenMonday evening
    • Communication
    • Organisation
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Teamwork
    • Multi-tasking
    • Personal Growth
  • The Access Project logo

    Online Volunteer Tutor

    The Access Project

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are looking for students, staff, and alumni to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, one hour a week in term-time Sept-Dec 2023 to Summer 2024 to support them with their academic studies.



    The Access Project supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top universities. We are looking for undergraduates, postgraduates, staff, and alumni who would be able to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, one hour a week in term-time Autumn 2023- Summer 2024 to support them with their academic studies.

    •Support a young person in a subject of your choice to achieve the GCSE / A level grades they deserve and to fulfil their potential.

    •Build transferable skills, experience and knowledge through ongoing training and development as part of the role.

    •Students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a grade higher at GCSE and are four times more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university.

    No prior teaching or tutoring experience necessary, we provide a full comprehensive training and induction to help you build the confidence to be the best volunteer you can be.

    Interested? You’ll need to:

    · Either be currently studying for an undergraduate degree or have an undergraduate degree/equivalent professional qualification.

    · Either have an A Level subject you wish to tutor at GCSE (grade B or above) or an undergraduate degree in a subject you wish to tutor at A level.

    · Be able to spare one hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting Sept/Oct 2023), plus 30 mins a week preparation time.

    · Be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (criminal records check) and provide two references (personal or professional).

    How does it work?

    1. Sign up at

    2. Sign up to any of our 2.5 hour training sessions over the summer, there are various dates so you can find one that suits you: During this session you’ll learn everything you need to know for your weekly one1 hour tutoring sessions.

    3. You’ll complete a DBS check (criminal records check) and an online safeguarding course.

    4. We’ll match you with a student who is looking for support in your subject. In particular, we are seeing high demand from our students for support with sciences and maths so volunteers who are able to support in maths and science subjects would be particularly welcome. There are also many opportunities for volunteer tutors in other subjects including humanities and languages.

    More information and sign up at:

    • Area of interestEducational, Youth and Children
    • WhenFriday afternoon, Friday evening, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening
    • Communication
    • Organisation
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Leadership
    • Presenting
    • Personal Growth
  • We are looking for NEW Education Volunteers with a passion to inspire youngsters to explore our canals and rivers, in schools, on the towpath, at waterside events, through our website or in our museums. We are looking for people who can volunteer flexibly and respond to school and informal group requests as required and who can commit to at least 3 or 4 days a month. This is an active role where children keeping up with children is essential. The education volunteers support and encourage key stage 2 (7-11 age group) school and youth group (brownies, guides, cubs and scouts) visits to our sites and to work in local communities.Due to working with children and our safeguarding policy, successful applicants will be required to attend an interview and a full enhanced DBS check will need to be carried out prior to working with any groups.

    We give you full training and provide resources for leading groups of children through a number of training days and team meetings. You will have the support of an Learning and Skills Officer as well as the other volunteers in your team. 
    We provide you with training, a Uniform and the resources and support to lead inspiring visits to our waterways. We reimburse you for travel costs within 40 miles of your base.
    •    Volunteer Induction to the Trust, 
    •    H&S training.
    •    Safeguarding.
    •    Risk assessment.
    •    Basic save a life, water safety and fire training.
    •    First Aid Training (if required)
    •    Relevant activity session training.

    • Area of interestEducational, Youth and Children
    • Communication
    • Organisation
    • Teamwork
  • Are you someone with interests in nature, who enjoys the outdoors and introducing new people to it, somebody that is happy to engage with local communities with the aim of improving health and wellbeing?

    anal & River Trust are looking for a volunteer to support and lead walks as part of our exciting wellbeing programme. Volunteering alongside the Community and Wellbeing team to initially support guided walks with the opportunity to self-deliver wellbeing walks across Leicester. 

    Ideally, we would like someone who could commit to volunteering 2-3 hours a week, during weekdays (mornings or afternoons). 

    • Area of interestActive
    • Communication
    • Leadership
    • Teamwork
    • Personal Growth
  • Action Tutoring logo

    Volunteer tutor

    Action Tutoring

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Children from lower-income families are less likely to achieve academically than their better-off peers. Action Tutoring is a charity that works to level the playing field.We are looking for volunteers to support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in maths or English.



    As a volunteer, you’ll:

    • Work with 1-3 pupils to improve their English and maths, either in-person or online

    • Commit to a 10-20 week programme, for just one hour a week

    • Support either primary or secondary school-aged pupils

    • Use our tutor workbooks to shape your weekly sessions

    Good grades improve future prospects, opening the door to a wider range of opportunities. If you enjoy working with children and are passionate about social equality, you can make a tangible difference by volunteering for an hour a week.

    • Area of interestYouth and Children
    • WhenFriday afternoon, Friday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday morning
    • Communication
    • Organisation
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Leadership
    • Multi-tasking
    • Conflict resolution
    • Personal Growth
  • Oadby Cats Protection Shop logo

    Volunteer Shop Assistant

    Oadby Cats Protection Shop

    This opportunity takes place between 06 Nov 2023 and 31 Dec 2024

    Volunteer Shop Assistant at Oadby Cats Protection.Are you studying or working at the University of Leicester this year and looking to get involved with the local community, make new friends and learn new skills ?We are looking for volunteers to help in our lovely friendly charity shop in Oadby town centre.Conveniently located within walking distance of the Oadby Halls of Residence #thevillagePlease get in touch if you have an hour or two to spare each week and enjoy a 20% volunteer discount on all donated goods, free tea, coffee and biscuits. Feel free to pop in for a chat at 32 The Parade Oadby, call us on 0116 271 7672 or apply online are open Monday - Saturday 9am -5pm

    Our Cats Protection shops play a key part in raising the funds needed to help thousands of cats and kittens each year. Our shop assistant volunteers help with all aspects of the day to day running of one of our fantastic shops. They serve customers, help with stock rotation, create displays - and everything in between! They are part of a passionate retail team that make sure our shops are enjoyable places for customers to visit, leading to repeat custom and vital funds being raised to help our feline friends in need.

    What can you expect to be doing?

    Serving customers

    Arranging and replenishing stock

    Helping make changes to the shop layout, pricing and stock rotation

    Using our EPOS Till Tablet system

    Sharing your passion for cat welfare

    Promoting the work of the Cats Protection

    What are the benefits to you and the cats?

    You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens by contributing to the smooth running of a Cats Protection shop and helping raise the funds needed to help cats and kittens in need. You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.

    We’re looking for someone with

    A friendly and outgoing personality
    Confidence in handling money (optional)
    Good communication skills
    Willingness to be part of a team
    Experience in retail (would be an advantage, but isn’t essential)
    Support, guidance and keeping you safe

    At Cats Protection we believe our volunteers should be happy and confident in their roles. We provide support and guidance from our National Cat Centre and through our regional and local volunteer groups and teams. We offer engaging online and face-to-face training, expenses and have policies and processes to help volunteers get the most out of their time with us.

    The wellbeing of our people is important and at Cats Protection we are committed to safeguarding children, adults at risk and all those that we come into contact with as part of our activities.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    • Area of interestActive, Educational
    • WhenFriday afternoon, Friday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday morning
    • Communication
    • Organisation
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Teamwork
    • Customer service
    • Multi-tasking
    • Personal Growth
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