Short term/One off opportunities
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In addition to our database of local volunteering opportunities this page will list any short term or one off opportunities.

You can also check out our Micro-volunteering page if you are really short on time.

Use the links at the top of the page to follow us on Facebook & Twitter as we post the short term opps on there too.

Feel free to use the details to make contact with the relevant organisations, make sure you say you saw it here! 



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PLEASE NOTE:  Volunteer Centre Liverpool is open Monday to Thursdays only


          Volunteer with Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation at

                  the Winter Beer Festival - 26 and 27 January 2018.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation has been given the opportunity to fundraiser at this year's Winter Beer Festival at St George’s Hall. This year the festival covers two days; Friday and Saturday. We'll be running a cloakroom (for a small fee), which will be attended by the volunteers.

We will also be selling raffle tickets at each session and are asking volunteers to help sell the tickets across the hall. The beer festival is a grand affair and has a fantastic social element and great communal atmosphere . It’s a great way to support and engage the community for our charity in a fun social way.

The shift we are looking for volunteer for is:

Friday 26th Jan - 11.30 - 4.00pm or 6.00 - 10.30pm

Saturday 27th Jan - 11.30 - 4.00pm or 6.00 - 10.30pm

To volunteer contact Lorraine Scanlon. Email: Tel no 03333 237200




Liverpool Stroke Association

                                Resolution Run  Sunday 25 February 2018

                                       Volunteering opportunity   

Our Resolution Runs are the ideal event if you want to get more active in 2018. You can choose your distance from 5K, 10K or 15K. 

 Resolution Runs are open to all abilities - you can run, jog or walk the route. Children and dogs are also welcome at the event at Croxteth Hall and Country Park.

  This is a one day volunteering opportunity on Sunday 25th February, from 09:30 to approximately 14:00.

Volunteer roles:

  • Route marshals,
  • volunteers to man the water station
  • hand out finishers medals be at cheer points to encourage participants

 Please contact to find out more



               Whitechapel Centre Fundraising - Collection Can Champion

 Fundraising is a vital part of our work and underpins all that we do. Collection cans placed in locations around Merseyside can generate income when we need it most and we’d like to expand this aspect of our fundraising activity.

This role can be done in your own time in an area of Merseyside that suits you. All you have to do is:
  • find places that will host collection cans;
  • put the cans in place with relevant publicity material – such as our telephone line cards;
  • collect and replace the cans when they get full;
  • give the full cans into The Whitechapel Centre to be counted.
We are looking for collection can champions who have:
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • An understanding of The Whitechapel Centre and the work that we do (we can help you with this!)
  • Enthusiasm
  • Good organisational skills
  • Initiative

If you are interested in becoming a fundraising collection can champion then you can find the application form here:


                           Marie Curie  Fundraising Collection

 Take part in one of our collections and raise vital funds for Marie Curie. Just a small amount of your time will make a huge difference to people living with a terminal illness and their families

 Collection date

Friday 23rd February 2018 at Kirkby Town Centre

 Visit here to choose an available time and date to volunteer:




                    Help the Heroes Fundraising event at Debenhams


Are you looking for a fun, easy way to make a difference? Join Help for Heroes for the Debenhams National collection on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March in Southport. Whether you can spare a few hours or the whole weekend, your support matters!

To find out more details and to register go to




                      Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities with Claire House!


Every Thurs/Fri - Sainsburys Castle Street Liverpool

Our partnership with Sainsbury’s Castle Street is continuing and so if you can pop along on a Thursday or Friday for a couple of hours to collect donation during the busy lunchtime trade and then tootle off for some retail therapy! Times 11-2pm.


 Sunday 25th March 2018         Liverpool Half Marathon          


This year is the 25th Anniversary of the BTR Liverpool Half Marathon!

 Volunteers are required for Start/Finish line duties.  Giving out medals and water.


 Sunday 15th April 2018                       Mersey Tunnel 10K

  Starting in Liverpool and finishing in New Brighton         

  As runners take on the challenge of the tunnel we require volunteers for  Start/Finish line duties.  Giving out medals and water.


Saturday 5th May 2018            Liverpool Spring 5k and kids 1k          

 Claire House are the official charity of the Liverpool Spring series this year and we need some lovely volunteers to assist with Start/finish line duties.  Giving out water and medals.


Sunday 6thMay 2018                Liverpool Spring 10k   

 Following on from the previous days events, we require volunteers to support us by helping with start/finish line duties, giving out water and medals.


Sunday 20thMay 2018               Liverpool Rock & Roll Half Marathon & Marathon

  This day is guaranteed to be ‘rockin’!  We require volunteers to help with start/finish line duties, giving out medals and water.

 Please contact if you would like to sign up as a volunteer for any of the fundraising events listed above to get further details.




                                              ACT Youth Project


Short term volunteering supporting vulnerable migrants in Greece or Italy.

Merseyside Expanding Horizon are looking to recruit 15 young people ( 18+) who are not in education, employment or training and are interested in intercultural issues to join either a 2 or six month project  ( 5 volunteers at a time from June 2017 to August 2018.) in the field of migration in Italy or Greece.

This Erasmus funded project aims to involve volunteers from France, UK and Belgium, as well as Greece and Italy supporting vulnerable migrants.

You will be provided with, flights, insurance,accomodation, food local transport and pocket money as well as being trained in:

Intercultural Communication

Fundemental Rights of Migrants

Security, Health and Safety

Reception and intergration of migrants in Greece / Italy.

To find out more about the project and how you can help


Please contact Anna Bellan Email: