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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               Christmas Volunteer Opportunities with the Whitechapel Centre 

Christmas Elves are needed at The Whitechapel Centre on Langsdale Street (L3), Belvidere Family Hostel (L8) and our offices on Fox Street (L3).

Christmas Elves do not need to go through our full volunteer training but are asked to attend a briefing session. We have a number of dates confirmed, venue will be at The Whitechapel Centre or nearby. 

  • Wednesday 13th December 4pm - 6pm 

Must be able to work at least one 3 hour shift, ideally: 10am-1pm or 1pm–4pm (weekdays and weekends)

 The volunteers will:

  • Receive donations from members of the public
  • Record donors details 
  • Sort donations
  • Manage and maintain stock levels of appropriate items at our open access centre
  • Distribute donations to our clients in the centre and to other venues 
  • Vehicle owners could help by distributing items to our various venues around the city







               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:





                          Christmas Volunteering with The Salvation Army


Our volunteers at Christmas can get involved with everything from sorting donated presents during our Christmas toy appeals to serving festive meals to people who might otherwise be alone and helping at our winter night shelters.

If you’re interested in volunteering with us at Christmas, we encourage you to contact your local Salvation Army church or centre directly to register your interest.


Visit here for more information:





                          Marie Curie Christmas Fundraising Collections


Volunteering your time this Christmas will help our nurses make sure families can enjoy Christmas the way they want to - together.

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


Available Dates:

Saturday 16th December 2017 at TJ Hughes

Saturday 16th December at Huyton Asda

Friday 22nd December at Heswall Marks and Spencer

Friday 23rd February 2018 at Kirkby Town Centre


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






                     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.


Various dates throughout Dec 2017 - Wallasey Lions Sleigh Ride

Bucket collection whilst walking with the Wallasey Lions Santa Sleigh


Saturday 10th February - Valentines Ball - Carden Park CH3 9DQ

Duties to be confirmed – will include selling raffle tickets


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






                              Liverpool Resolution Run - Stroke Association


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. We are looking for route marshals, volunteers to man the water station and hand out finishers medals and for cheer points.


Please contact if you are interested.






                                               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: