Volunteer for a year in Liverpool and change your life
5 years ago
With so many local worthy causes to support, this is how you can make a difference in 2019.
Liverpool was recently voted the kindest city in the UK with a whopping 55% of Scousers performing a random act of kindness every day. Sticking with that theme, we’ve making 2019 the year of doing amazing things for others with a whole list of ways you can help local people and animals.
Volunteering you time could not only help others in need, it could change your life too. Making a cuppa for an isolated elderly person, fostering a dog looking for its forever home, supervising day trips for kids and even abseiling down the Radio City tower, there’s lots of ways to make a real difference.
12 Ways you can donate your time and make a real difference on Merseyside….
1 – Big Help Project, Knowsley Food Bank
Did you know a tonne of food is given to people in need across Knowsley every single week? The Big Help Project and Knowsley Food Bank is always on the look out for volunteers to help sort and catalogue food at their Huyton base. More info here.
2 – Paper Cup Project
Every Monday evening, Michelle Langan, of the Paper Cup Project, takes a team of volunteers around the city centre giving out food and warm clothing to the city’s homeless community. Can you give up your Monday evening to help and chat to those on the streets?
3 – Cash For Kids
Why not don a cape and do something extraordinary on 10th May (or beyond) as Cash for Kids Superhero day returns. From abseiling to marathon spinning sessions or simply selling raffle tickets at events, you can lend a hand and help local kids in need. More info here.
4 – Marie Curie
Here in Liverpool we all instantly recognise the Marie Curie Field of Hope daffodils that burst into colour ever Spring. Now the Woolton based hospice is looking for keen gardeners to help maintain the gardens for patients to enjoy. Are you free on Tuesdays? More info here.
5 – Mencap
Mencap Liverpool is looking for Befrienders. The role includes linking up and going out with a person with a learning disability. The activities you do are always social and could include going to the match, the cinema, the beach or even just a bite to eat and a natter. How fab does that sound? Find out more here.
6 – Liverpool City Stars
in a join venture between Liverpool City Council and Liverpool ONE, this volunteering opportunity could see you thrust into the middle of a huge cultural experience. Liverpool City Stars help grow the visitor economy by stewarding, giving out information and showcasing the very best the city has to offer. Grab your hi-vis and find out more here.
7 – Roy Castle Lung Cancer Charity
How about this for minimal effort for maximum gain. The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Charity is looking for volunteer cheerers to basically make some racket and support those taking on running challenges for the charity. If you’re good with a whistle, then head this way.
8 – Childline Liverpool
Could you volunteer just 4 hours of your time to offer support to children in their time of need? Volunteer councillors are trained to provide a supportive, understanding listening ear for children around the country, both on the phone and online.
9 – Dogs Trust Liverpool
One for the animal lovers! Dogs Trust Liverpool has a wealth of volunteer opportunities for dog lovers. From charity shop roles to working at the rehoming centre or even becoming a dog foster parent (awww). If you have the time, compassion and lots of hugs, head this way.
10 – New Brighteners
The New Brighteners are a group of volunteers committed to keeping New Brighton’s beaches and its immediate environment, clean and litter free. Fancy getting social and taking care of the place you live all in one swoop? From saving beached marine life to litter picking and more, join in here.
11 – The Hive Wirral, Youth Zone
Want to make a real difference for young people on the Wirral? Head to The Hive Wirral Youth Zone to get involved with workshops such as baking, beauty, all kinds of sports, digital tech and days out. Wirral Hive is committed to providing a world class service for local kids so if you’ve bags of enthusiasm and smiles, click here.
12 – Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton
Helping the elderly may just be one of the most rewarding volunteer opportunities possible and Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton need you. In a permanently ‘switched on’ society, no one should be lonely. Can you volunteer a few hours to help at a weekly social club? Maybe become a befriender and make home visits? There’s more ways to volunteer here.