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 for Lightnight Liverpool 2018


Would you like to be part of Liverpool’s annual one-night arts festival? On Friday 18 May 2018 Liverpool city centre will open its doors until late for the ninth annual LightNight, a spectacular evening of over 100 free events.
Open Culture are seeking a team of enthusiastic people who have a passion for Liverpool’s vibrant arts and cultural scene to help at this year’s festival. This is a unique opportunity to be part of one of the most exciting nights in the city’s calendar, and to gain experience working in the arts and with cultural venues. 
For 2018 visitors of all ages can join in with everything from large-scale light projections and live music to hands-on workshops, dancing, spoken word, street performance, theatre, late-opening exhibitions and walking tours. It’s a city-centre wide culture crawl like no other as venues large and small, old and new, galleries, museums and unusual arts spaces stay open late to celebrate the incredible arts and culture on offer here in Liverpool. 

All volunteers will need to be available on LightNight itself: 4.30pm – 10pm  Friday 18 May 2018 and for one of the briefing sessions which will run 6-8pm on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday  9 May 2018.  The deadline to apply is Monday 16 April 2018. 

To find out more and apply go to their website 



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:



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!


 Contact details for these events at the bottom of the list

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.



Chester 10k Run

The inaugural Chester 10k is taking place on Sunday 4th March and we’re thrilled to be the official charity partner.

 The race has already sold out with 2000 people taking part and at the moment approximately 40 people running for Claire House!

 We’re looking for a team of 10 – 15 volunteers to help on the finish line in Chester City Centre, cheering on our runners, giving out medals and goodie bags. As with all the Chester runs, there’s always a great atmosphere! We’d love to see you there!


Location: Near Town Hall, Chester City Centre, CH1 2HQ

Date: Sunday 4th March

Times: approx.  8:50am – 11:30am 

If you can Help us to support this event then please get in touch.



 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 6th May 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 20th May 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: