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.

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


The Joseph Lappin Centre are looking for volunteers at their bag pack fundraising event this Saturday 21st October

What is the Joseph Lappin Centre

It is a community hub that was set up after the death of Joseph Lappin.

It provides activities, services, training to young people and adults to help people achieve their ambitions.

Where and When

Marks and Spencers, Aintree Retail Park, 4 Ormskirk Road, L9 5AN

They need volunteers at two time slots

 11-2.30pm & 2.30-6pm To get involved contact Kate McCormack

Tel no 0151 222 3507, m 07427269616





                 Stocking up for Christmas - Tesco Superstore Woolton Village


South Liverpool Foodbank's aim is to give out emergency packs of nutritionally balanced food to people in South Liverpool who have been identified as experiencing a crisis situation. 

This will take place at Tesco Superstore Woolton Village on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays.

The role will involve:

1) All 3 days at the store:- asking shoppers to consider buying an extra item for the foodbank, receiving donations with thanks, labelling donations with their expiry dates and boxing up donations
2) Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd:- helping our warehouse team further sort, box and weigh donations


Please contact Nicola Hawkes at






                                      R Charity Bucket Collections

Can you Help?
We have been given some dates to collect with buckets at some fabulous locations in September and October and we could really do with some extra help

Can you give a few hours or a day of your time to help?

Dates and venues:

- The Liverpool Empire - Footloose the Musical - Monday 16th - Saturday 21st October


Please get in touch by email  via or  call 0151 706 3172 and feel free to share with friends and family who may have time to spare.






                       Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities with Claire House!


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


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.


Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th Oct - Beer Festival Ship and Mitre

To serve beers (no cash handling involved) and the Ship & Mitre will make a donation to Claire House for every volunteer involved.

Thurs 26th -  5-11

Fri 27th -  11-4:30 / 5-11

Sat 26th - 11-5 / 6-11

Sun 29th - 12-8

Split shifts available


Sunday 3rd December - Santa Dash Liverpool

Finish line duties, 8am-2pm


Sunday 10th December - Bill Smith Toy Run 

Serving refreshments to the bikers.


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






          Sign up to volunteer at the Alzheimers Society Memory Walk this October


Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

There is a Memory Walk happening  on 14 October 2017 at the Pier Head.

Volunteers will be needed between 18.00 and 23.00.

There ere are many ways you can help as a volunteer at this event:

Route Volunteers

Marshalling: You will be positioned at key points in the route to ensure walkers are heading in the right direction, as well as cheering them on and keeping them motivated!

Route Marking: You will head out with a rucksack and equipment (everything is provided) to put up signs and ensure they are in the correct place. If you are our back route marker you will follow the last of our walkers and inform our marshals that they can return to the event site. 

Walk Village Volunteers

At the finish line: We need energetic volunteers to congratulate our walkers as they cross the finish line and present them with their medals and water!

Event setup and breakdown: Help setup the event site and take everything down at the end of the day. A keen eye for detail is great for this to make sure the event site looks the part!

Walk Village team: Enthusiastic volunteers interact with our walkers before and after the walk. This will include selling our merchandise. You'll also help to keep the event site clean and tidy, ensuring everyone is safe at the event.


To sign up as a volunteer go to the Memory Walk website :  





                             Roy Castle Spooky Welly Walk


Sefton Park - Saturday 21st October

St Helens - Saturday 28th October


Our annual Spooky Welly Walk is getting bigger and bigger each year. Last year we saw 8,700 people donned their wellies and best Halloween fancy dress, helping us raise an astonishing £60,000 and making the Spooky Welly Walk the biggest Halloween family event in Merseyside. This year have split the day into shifts, giving the option to do a full day or half a day.

Saturday Morning 10:30am-2:30pm

Saturday Afternoon 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday Derig 4:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday all day 10:30am-6:00pm


Please contact if you are interested in these opportunities. 




                        Young People's Residential Activity Volunteer - RNIB


RNIB are running residential Activity Programmes in August and October for young people aged 14-17 with sight loss. You will be needed for 72 hours per event which will take place in Cumbria. Must be over 18 years old.


What will you be doing?

Providing support in running activities, offering guidance with activities, supporting ctivities such as climbing, canoeing, wildlife walks, bushcraft, hiking and camping. Help young people to gain the John Muir Award.


What skills are needed?

Enthusiasm, confidence and patience

Understanding of high standard of safety


What support will be given?

Induction, understanding sight loss pack, expenses and training as appropriate


Please contact or 0151 702 5716 if you are interested in this great opportunity.




                                              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: