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Any ideas for volunteering roles?

Tigger2001Tigger2001 Posts: 15 Settling in
Hiya.

My man who has EUPD is looking to do some volunteering. It would need to be hands on and outside labour type work as an office environment would not work for him.

But I cannot think of any roles outside working at a charity shop? Do you have any ideas of voluntary roles or organisations that I could look into to see if there is anything locally?

Thanks in advance!

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  • awesomeminecraft6789awesomeminecraft6789 Broken mess ✌ BirminghamPosts: 1,052 Wise Owl
    edited June 6
    Tigger2001 wrote: »
    Hiya.

    My man who has EUPD is looking to do some volunteering. It would need to be hands on and outside labour type work as an office environment would not work for him.

    But I cannot think of any roles outside working at a charity shop? Do you have any ideas of voluntary roles or organisations that I could look into to see if there is anything locally?

    Thanks in advance!

    Has he ever thought about helping people maybe? As that's a very hands on job. He could be a builder? Tbh idk many either. Here's a couple of ideas/links

    https://www.rosterfy.com/blog/12-different-types-of-volunteering-work-you-can-try-rosterfy

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.allaboutcareers.com/work-experience/volunteering-ideas/amp/

    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/work-experience-and-internships/volunteering

  • DandelionDandelion Posts: 1,911 Extreme Poster
    Hey, I’m sure the Princes Trust help people find a variety of jobs I’ve attached a link to their website.

    https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/programmes#get-a-job
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  • MikeMike 🚀🌌 In my own worldCommunity Manager Posts: 4,028 Community Veteran
    Just piling on here to say doit.life is a search engine for volunteering opportunities. I'm pretty sure it lists local opportunities as well as remote / national stuff: https://doit.life/volunteering
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  • MikeMike 🚀🌌 In my own worldCommunity Manager Posts: 4,028 Community Veteran
    Oh! He could also try task rabbit - a service where you can sign up to do odd jobs for people for payment. I know it's not volunteering but good for manual labour: https://www.taskrabbit.co.uk/
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  • AzzimanAzziman The Mix convert Posts: 1,249 Wise Owl
    Tigger2001 wrote: »
    Hiya.

    My man who has EUPD is looking to do some volunteering. It would need to be hands on and outside labour type work as an office environment would not work for him.

    But I cannot think of any roles outside working at a charity shop? Do you have any ideas of voluntary roles or organisations that I could look into to see if there is anything locally?

    Thanks in advance!

    There's lots of nature reserves and parks that need volunteers to help them clear areas, plant seeds etc. Maybe having a look in your local/surrounding area for these? :)
  • MikeMike 🚀🌌 In my own worldCommunity Manager Posts: 4,028 Community Veteran
    Azziman wrote: »
    Tigger2001 wrote: »
    Hiya.

    My man who has EUPD is looking to do some volunteering. It would need to be hands on and outside labour type work as an office environment would not work for him.

    But I cannot think of any roles outside working at a charity shop? Do you have any ideas of voluntary roles or organisations that I could look into to see if there is anything locally?

    Thanks in advance!

    There's lots of nature reserves and parks that need volunteers to help them clear areas, plant seeds etc. Maybe having a look in your local/surrounding area for these? :)
    This is a good idea too - you can usually email most places directly and a lot of them are super willing to take on volunteers, even if they don't actively recruit them.
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  • Ed_Ed_ Moderator Posts: 903 Part of The Mix Family
    Your local council should have a volunteer centre that can help find a role that fits for what he is looking for. There could be quite a few gardening type opportunities if he is into something like that? For example there are community kitchens/allotments that you can help to grow veg or places like the national trust that need help maintaining their gardens.
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  • AislingDMAislingDM Moderator Posts: 894 Part of The Mix Family
    Love that he's so keen on helping others in some way @Tigger2001 !! and very glad that you're helping him with it too <3 Hope it all works out, because volunteering here at The Mix feels like such a good use of time and I know he'll feel good from doing something to support others too xx
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