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Unique Volunteering opportunity for July 2024!

More information contact AIM at: to register or visit their website

Volunteers Week 2024

Thanks to everyone who attended Wolverhampton Volunteers National Volunteers Week 2024!

National Volunteers Week 2024

Fancy making a difference to local area and having some fun at same time in May?

More info:

Kidicalmass 15th June 2024

This looks to be a great event and day out. More information:

Volunteers Required

For more information you can contact Wolverhampton Volunteers at or 01902 328980


Volunteers Needed One day event May 2nd 2024

Volunteers are needed to help with the following:
• Registration
• Set up/take down and clear up.
• Room locations/toilet directions/workshop/breakout sessions/directing attendees to the correct areas.
• Food layout
• Support with merchandise.
The Conference will be held on May 2nd 2024.
At the National Brownfield Institute,
University of Wolverhampton,
Springfield Campus,
Grimstone Street,
Wolverhampton, WV10 0JP
Registration is from 9:30am. The start time is 10am-4.30pm.
To apply for Volunteering Contact

Easter Opening Times

Free Resources for Schools!

National children’s charity Bookmark Reading are coming to Wolverhampton! Their Your Story Corner packs are available for schools to apply for now and are worth £2000 of books and resources. You can apply until the 30th April. To find out more and how to apply, visit:

Nominate a Volunteer!

To find out more and nominate an amazing volunteer visit:

Tools with a Mission Event 18th Jan 2024

January 2024 Digital opportunity for staff and volunteers…

Happy New Year everyone!

Exciting things planned for 2024 hope to see you when we return to our offices January 2nd

Wolverhampton Engage & Connect

Want to Volunteer over Christmas?

Contact Hope direct on 01902 556645 Email:


Wolverhampton Volunteers and WVCA will be moving to our new offices 6th November and all operational activities will now be delivered from there.

Our new address, quite literally round the corner will be:

Paycare House, George Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4DX

Our emails and telephone numbers remain the same.
Please bear with us and any disruptions to service during this time. But can say we have some exciting things planned for volunteering in 2024!

Pete, Sue and newest addition to our team as Outreach & Development Officer David Diaram Look forward to seeing you all soon

We’re Moving Soon!

Grand Volunteers

Wolverhampton Volunteers have been working with Wolverhampton Grand and Creative Black Country to create this great volunteering opportunity.

X2Y Trustee Required
Or, contact:

Wolverhampton Volunteers Volunteer Expo National Volunteers Week 2023

Thanks to everyone who attended and made our Expo a success!

Another way to contact us!

Volunteers required for Bhylls Acre Ptfa summer community fair on Saturday 8th July 2023 ,1230-530pm. All volunteers will be given free soft drink vouchers(up to x2) on the day. A quick and simple sign up the link is –

Volunteer Expo June 7th 2023

Come along and meet the team, hear from volunteers own experience and find out more from the dozens of organisations looking for volunteers.

Have a great Easter 2023

Warm Spaces in Wolverhampton

Volunteers Required for Central Cat Rescue


Tiny Forests in Wolverhampton 20th August

Community Event at Haggar Street Tiny Forest, Wolverhampton Tickets, Sat 20 Aug 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Board Members Required

Board Members Required! Help drive the vision forward! No experience necessary, however, skills in finance, Land/planning, housing would be welcomed. More information…. Could you be our next director? – West Midlands Urban Community Homes (

June 2022: Urgently Required

Volunteers Week 2022 A big ‘thank you’ for making such a difference to our communities!

Marathon Kids! Volunteers still required for these ongoing events in Wolverhampton!

Community Event

December 2021

Please find our Christmas opening hours.

We had some issues with our web site the other week. If you tried to register with us between the 10th and 15th of December, it is best to re- register to make sure we have your details. Apologies for any inconvienience.

Registrations & Enquires December 2021

We currently seem to be having a techincal issue with our messages from our web site. This seems to have been since Friday 10th December. We are looking into this at the moment. Sorry for any inconvienience. If you need to get intouch, please email me, Pete Emms Volunteer centre Coordinator at:

Volunteer Centre ‘Meet & Greet’

Opportunity to visit us. Come along and meet the team and bring any new info you have!

Wolverhampton Art Gallery are having a Volunteer recruitment Day

Volunteer’s Still Required….

Volunteers still needed to help out for a variety of tasks and this event, contact us at for more information.

Volunteering Event at Mander Centre Wolverhampton 11/8/21

Thanks to everyone who came along and made the event a success!

Wolverhampton Volunteers Event Mander Centre 11th August

Come along and chat to the many organisations attending about volunteering and the valuable work taking part in our local community and how you can be part of it. For more information email

Contacting Us July 2021

June 2021: Vaccination Volunteers Required

Host Volunteers – Covid 19 Programme, Particularly targeted towards our Host Volunteers working at the Saddlers Centre and Tipton Sports Academy Vaccination Centres. More details and to register here:

NHS Responders Evaluation

Thanks to everyone who stepped forward locally in the last year to respond as volunteers to the Covid 19 situation.

We have been asked to help out with an evaluation for the NHS Volunteer Responders programme. So, if you were involved in any way with the programme, please take time to respond to the request below.

Did you participate in the NHS Volunteer Responders Scheme – GOODSAM?

Whether you’ve offered your time as a Volunteer Responder or accessed help and support from a Volunteer Responder, we would love to speak to you about your experience.

We are looking to interview a number of volunteers and residents that participated in the programme between March 2020 and March 2021. Your insights and experiences will be used to inform how future schemes are designed and improve the way national health partners work with local voluntary and community sector organisations.

If you are able to spare a few minutes, please could you contact Natasha on 07590 523 540 or click the link to email her at with your name and contact number.

We’re only looking to speak to a handful of people from each of the five boroughs in the next fortnight. Are you happy to help out?

Happy 2021 and New Year everyone!

Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre is still open and helping you get into volunteering with whatever your journey and whatever your reasons.

Even under current restrictions, you can still volunteer. You can register on our web site and find volunteer opportunities to suit you. We can deal with queries over the telephone on 01902 328980 and can offer limited appointments if necessary.

Also, Our dedicated BBO ‘Building Better Opportunities’ Bridges Team are also here to help if you are over 25 and looking at help and support in getting back into employment. On behalf of Frank, Ren, Julie and myself, Pete Emms Project Coordinator, we look forward to helping you reach your ambitions and goals in 2021.

January 2021

Volunteers required for various roles to help out with vaccination roll out across Wolverhampton…….

January 2021 Volunteers Required for help with Testing

Christmas Opening Hours

Volunteers still required to help with testing and vaccinations…

Volunteer Centre Update June 2020

Just a quick update on what’s been happening at The Volunteer Centre. In March, WVSC put a call out for volunteers to respond to the Covid 19 situation.

We have had over 600 people respond to help out to volunteer across Wolverhampton and our focus over the last few months has been in responding to this.

The good majority of these volunteers have been placed and have been helping some of the most vulnerable residents in our City.

The majority of organisations are now up to capacity for volunteers but we are still endeavouring to continue placing as many volunteers as possible. We thank everyone for their patience.

The Volunteer Centre is still offering a day to day service for volunteering, however, many organisations have suspended their volunteer recruitment due to the impact of Covid 19. So, once again, placements are taking a little longer to be offered.

Our BBO Bridges Project is still accepting referrals and continues to operate under these unique circumstances.

Organisations are slowly beginning to offer volunteer opportunities but it’s going to take a while for everyone to start operating at full capacity.

Thanks to everyone who has come forward at this moment in time and we look forward to working with you in the future and your volunteering journey.

Pete Emms: Volunteer Centre Coordinator.

Volunteer to Help the NHS

Do you want to volunteer with the NHS to ease pressure on staff during the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak?

They are currently recruiting Clinical Volunteers

Application deadline:  24th March 2020 (today!)

You will join a pool of volunteers who are willing to be deployed into areas of need within the Trust. Duties can involve bed making, making hot drinks, meal time assistance, running errands for staff and answering phone-calls. Training in basic skills required for the roles will be provided. Deployment of volunteers into specific duties (e.g. admin/ clerical, staff ward support) will be based upon volunteers preference and as well as their skills and experience.

You will need communication skills, empathy, a willingness to help and a can do attitude.

This role will mainly be at New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton, however it may involve West Park Hospital or Cannock Chase Hospital.

“I work at HR at New Cross, it has been a challenging fortnight for our staff and they are being absolute heroes but we know the worst is yet to come. In response we are looking to recruit clinical volunteers to help out, feeding patients, changing beds etc.

For more info go to:

Volunteer Centre updates and how to help


Like many orgs #covid19 / #coronavirus is affecting our ability to operate normally, but we are rising to the challenge & will continue to support the local sector.

Please see our dedicated webpage at WVSC for the latest info 

Volunteer Centre Update March 19th 2020

Some up and coming dates……


Recycle & renew!

Could you lend your skills to help out with this fantastic initiative? You can drop us an email at The Volunteer Centre!

Date for your diary in 2020

Christmas Holidays

Beacon need a Volunteer urgently

Contact us at the Volunteer Centre or Beacon Centre direct on 01902 880111 to find out more!

‘One-off’ Volunteering

Interested in ‘One-off’ Volunteering Opportunities ?

The two organisations (below) are looking for Volunteers to give their time to volunteer on a one-off basis:

All Saints Action Network (ASAN) Christmas Fayre

Saturday 30th November, 4pm – 8pm   

(one-day commitment)

Several roles are available:

1)      Volunteer to set up and pack down

2)      Volunteer helpers for Santa

3)      Volunteer helpers on stalls

4)      Volunteer for general duties

 The Christmas Fayre will take place at The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton WV2 1EL

Wolverhampton Church Shelter

Short term commitment

(or ongoing if you prefer)

The Shelter provide beds overnight for homeless people and support them into accommodation, training and employment

Two roles are available:

1)      Overnight Volunteer (8pm to 8am)

2)      Evening Volunteer (8pm to 11pm)

The Church Shelter is located in the city centre on Waterloo Road

Interested ?

Please get in touch and tell us which volunteer role you’d like to do

Tel:  01902 328980 


Come along and find out more if you are looking to return to work

World Mental Health Day 2019

On World Mental Health Day remember to look after your own mental health and wellbeing. We all need to be able to reach out when we need help, and notice when others need our support.

Volunteering is a great way to look after your own mental health and wellbeing by helping others and getting involved with the local community.

There are lots of opportunities to befriend and support others who may need some encouragement, including people who may feel lonely and isolated.

Feel good about yourself and Volunteer ? 

Contact us to find out about the opportunities available.


Tel:  01902 328980

Mentoring Charity looking for Volunteer Mentors

National Mentoring Day 25th October 2019

Mentoring Charity looking for Volunteer Mentors

Children’s charity Mentor Link is a National Schools Mentoring Award winner delivering dedicated mentoring and counselling service to schools across the West Midlands.

Mentor Link provides long term one to one social and emotional support to vulnerable and distressed children.  The charity professionally recruits and trains volunteer Mentors, to listen to and support young people who may be facing difficulties such as anxiety for which doctors may prescribe products like this CBDDY: thc lollipop.  Our aim is to create a more positive attitude towards themselves and learning.  The well-being of these young people forms the focus of our work.

Eve’s Story

When Eve was referred to our service she had no self- confidence, her parents had divorced and she didn’t see her dad. There were members of the family who had mental health problems and autism. Eve had to care for members of her family.

Eve was mentored by Christine one of our trained volunteers.  The mentoring support helped Eve become more self- confident and secure a place at college to study Childcare.

We are currently recruiting more volunteer mentors in your area.  No qualifications are necessary, you just need to be a good listener, and role model with an interest in supporting young people, are able to commit to a minimum of six months volunteering, 1 hour a week with referred children generally during school hours.

Mentor Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This role is subject to safer recruitment checks, including 2 satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS certificate.   Induction training, and ongoing training is provided free of charge and travelling expenses paid.

We welcome enquiries from parents’, schools, health professionals or community organisations.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer Mentor, or would like to support the charity raising awareness about their invaluable work; organising fundraising events contact or Head Office on 01299 822336.

Registered charity number 1169026.

Elias Mattu Foundation Macmillian Coffee Morning

The Elias Mattu Foundation will be holding a Macmillian Coffee Morning

Saturday 12th October 10am – 1pm

At Brickkiln Community Centre, Cherry Street, Wolverhampton        WV3 0QW

Narrindar Slatch will holding a Forever Living aloe bars where she hand out free samples of aloe drinking gels for people to try.

Families are encouraged to bring their Elderly Relatives.

If you would like get involved or would like to donate food toward the event,  contact Asha Mattu 07904 310530 or Manjit Kaur Sidhu 0742 717 3171

New Support in Wolverhampton

New opportunity for you in Wolverhampton

Come and Volunteer at Funny Things 2019!

 Funny Things Festival

26th October to 2nd November 2019

We are looking for some volunteers to join the Funny Things 2019 team for this years festival!

Funny Things will be celebrating a wide range of comedians and artists from across the Black Country and further afield. Not only will there be plenty of stand-up on offer, we’ve also got lined up: funny theatre, spoken word, music, film, family activities, talks and workshops.

If you are 18 or above and would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you!

For more information and to receive a registration pack please send an expression of interest to by Friday 20th September 2019. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Twitter: @FunnyThingsBC

Funny Things Festival:  26th October – 2nd November 2019

Bridges Open Day at The Volunteer Centre

Looking an a little extra support in getting back into work? Come along and find out more!

Opportunities Over The Summer

Contact Let Us Play for more information on these great opportunities…….

BBO Open Day July

Be great to see you this Thursday, feel free to bring a friend!

New Opportunity to start September

Do you want to work with Children, Young People and Families?

Are you compassionate, caring and hardworking?

As a Children’s Centre Supervisor you will supervise parents and their children. The role will involve helping parents and children with creative activities and escorting them to outdoor activities including parks, eateries and other public places. You will need a polite telephone manner and good computer skills to answer phone-calls and compile emails etc. You must have a full clean DBS and access to a car with a full clean driving licence. You will need to commit for at least a year from September 2019 and be available day-times, weekends and evenings for a minimum of 6 hours a week.

The Arts of Change (AoC) in Dudley would love to hear from you if you are reliable, patient, mature, friendly and have experience of working with children, young people or families. A background in teaching, early years, social work or similar is desirable, though not essential.

This will be a rewarding opportunity where you will receive full training and ongoing support within a caring and friendly team. Also, great for your CV.

Please contact us for further details.

Volunteers Week 2019

Thanks to everyone who participated in celebrating Volunteers Week 2019.

The week saw a busy drop in and the Volunteer Centre involved in training sessions with many organisations in Wolverhampton, a volunteers event at Central Library, conducting workshops and Inspiration events with Adult Education and facilitating the whole HR team from Tarmac in volunteering in Wolverhampton and making a massive difference to the community.

Tarmac Team photo by Jay Mcnish

Become a First Aider

Great opportunity in Wolverhampton, get in touch if you need any more information!

Events in Wolverhampton

Events in April 2019

Unlock your potential

Visit us to find out how volunteering can unlock your potential and your future!

Volunteer for a Day of Action this Wednesday

You’re Invited To Our BBO Bridges Open Day February 26th

Come along to the Volunteer Centre 16. Temple Street on 26th February to find out how our Bridges can give you a hand getting back into work. Just bring yourself and have a cuppa a biscuit and a chat to our friendly team. Let Frank know if you are interested in coming along or call 01902 328980. Look forward to seeing you there.

Fancy Volunteering at Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre?

Two great volunteer positions are available now at Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre. These are exciting roles for 2019. Drop us an email at for more information.

End Of Year Review

Here is a snap shot of what we got up to in 2018. Looking forward to 2019

National Trust in Wolverhampton

Fancy Volunteering with National Trust? Volunteering open days are taking place on the 18th & 19th January 2019 (between 10am -2pm) at: Moseley Old Hall, Wolverhampton, WV10 7HY Get in touch with us at The Volunteer Centre for further information or to register your interest. 

Opportunities at Wolverhampton FC


Hope everyone had a great break. Our drop in hours have now resumed. You are more than welcome to pop into our Drop In at 16 Temple Street Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m till 2.00 p.m 

Seasons Greetings and Christmas Closure

The Volunteer Centre will close at 2pm on Monday 24th December and re-open on Wednesday 2nd January at the usual time of 10am.

Wolverhampton Volunteers wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope you enjoy a relaxing festive break.

Season’s Greetings


Looking At Getting Back Into Work?

Volunteering is a great way to help you get back into work. Volunteering is like stepping stones to help you get to where you want to be!

At Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre we have the BBO Bridges Project which specifically aims to help you get back into work. If you have been unemployed for a while through various reasons and circumstances and are over 25, the BBO Project can help you with building confidence, interview skills, advice & guidance as well as finding the best volunteer placement for you. For more information contact Frank on 01902 328980 and have a chat about how BBO can help get you back into work!

Volunteering at Christmas

Did you know you can make a real difference over the Christmas period by volunteering? It’s the time of year we often think about others and how we can help.

There are many organisations in Wolverhampton that work with the homeless, such as foodbanks and overnight shelter’s, that are all run by volunteers. Get in touch with us at Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre and see how you can give the biggest gift all. Your time!

Update December 2018

Volunteer drivers urgently needed for this invaluable service in Wolverhampton. If you are interested or want more information, get in touch with us at Wolverhampton Volunteer Centre. 

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