There are several sources of volunteering opportunities you can search, try the below links
- Volunteering Matters [formerly CVS]- ─ the UK's largest volunteering and training organisation
- Do-it.org ─ a national database of volunteering opportunities advertising projects and placements across a wide range of sectors.
- Timebank ─projects mainly around mentoring and youth-led volunteering
- TARGETconnect ─ updated regularly with short and long term opportunities in the UK and overseas
- Vinspired ─ aimed at getting 16-25 year olds into volunteering. You can search by location and areas of interest
- Volunteering England ─ UK and overseas volunteering opportunities
There are hundreds of volunteer projects around the world. Most will ask for some kind of donation or fee to cover costs, therefore ensure that you research the company thoroughly before giving any money.
Going Global - information on volunteering, working and living abroad covering over 100 countries. It provides direct access to websites of relevant organisations eg embassies, associations... etc. Free for University of Stirling students and Graduates.
- I-to-I ─ organise volunteer placements from 2 weeks to over 2 months
- Prospects ─ provides a dedicated webpage of information about volunteer work opportunities abroad
- Work and Volunteer Abroad (WAVA) ─ offers a variety of volunteer projects around the world
- Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) ─ recruits volunteers from around the world and offers specialist short-term projects, volunteer jobs and volunteering for 18-25 year old in over 30 countries
- Step -together volunteering (formerly Worldwide Volunteering) ─ has over 1.6 million volunteering opportunities available per year. You can build a profile of your ideal volunteering project which is then matched against the projects in the database
- Xchange Scotland: Over 40 countries worldwide.
- Volunteer Abroad
Stirling Students' Union has over 80 different clubs and societies that you can join so there’s bound to be something that will suit your interests and if not – just set up your own (now that kind of initiative really impresses…)
You can join at any time of the year so you don’t need to wait for the fairs during Freshers or Refreshers weeks (though they are great opportunities to explore all the options).