Due to the Covid – 19 epidemic some volunteering roles are currently not recruiting. However you can find out more about some of these roles below. If you would be interested in applying for any of these roles in the future, please keep an eye on the website for updates or you can register an interest and we’ll contact you with information about when services start to recruit again.
AONB Mendips – Volunteer with area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) Mendips Hills
The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have dedicated teams who work to conserve and enhance the landscapes, natural and cultural heritage of these wonderful areas. Volunteering is a great opportunity to explore the outdoors and because of the wide range of roles, there is something for everyone to get involved with. Roles include:
- Volunteer Ranger
- Community Engagement Volunteer
- Practical Conservation Volunteer
- Volunteer Young Ranger Assistants
AONB Quantock and Blackdown Hills – Volunteer with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Quantock and Blackdown Hills
The small teams that manage these areas are able to offer a number of volunteering opportunities. Whether you’re looking to get involved in hands on practical tasks, wildlife surveys or working with community groups, there is something for everyone to be a part of. Volunteering Opportunities include:
- Heritage Monument Surveyors
- Volunteer Rangers
- Community Engagement Volunteer
- Biodiversity Surveyors
Community Inclusion Team – Community Inclusion and Activity volunteer
Volunteering with the Community Inclusion Team makes a difference to young people with a disability or additional need and their families as it enables them to try new things, have fun and access their local community. This can include helping at one off or regular clubs across the county.
Duke of Edinburgh Awards Expedition Assessor
All qualifying DofE expeditions must be assessed by a competent adult who is approved by the licensed organisation and accredited by the DofE award.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Garden Volunteers for Kilve Court
Volunteers are needed to help develop and maintain the garden at Kilve Court. The role will be supervising young people who will be working on the garden, as part of DofE.
Duke of Edinburgh Bath and West Residential Volunteer
This role is to help support young people to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Gold award by supervising at their Gold residential. The young people volunteer at the Bath and West, helping to set up stalls and working with other people at the show who need an extra pair of hands.
Leaving Care – Positive Living Support Volunteer
You will volunteer alongside the Leaving Care Team and help to facilitate a range of groups and drop in sessions to support young people aged 16 – 25 years old as they transition from Care to Living Independently.
Libraries – Under 18 Volunteer
As an Under 18 Library Volunteer, you could be helping to keep the library looking fantastic – assisting staff and with shelving and creating displays, helping with stock tasks, supporting staff and volunteers with activities and events and much more.
Libraries – Team Support Volunteer
Being a Team Support Volunteer will enable you to get involved in a mixture of customer service, book stock and shelving and library presentation tasks.
Libraries – Activities and Events Volunteer
You will get the opportunity to support the library team and could help to set up and run a regular activity or support in a variety of events that happen within the library.
Libraries – Digital Volunteer
You will need the ability to explain technology in a clear and simple way. You will support small groups or individuals, sharing your skills and knowledge which will help build digital literacy in your local community.
Public Health Nursing – Volunteer
Observe and engage in a range of clinical activities relating to health visiting / school nursing under the direct supervision of a qualified Public Health Nurse.
Public Health Nursing – Support Volunteer
This volunteering role could involve; meeting and greeting those attending clinics, general administrative support including recording details of those attending clinics, informing individuals about clinic times, venues and dates and engaging with families.
Rights of Way – Somerset Local Access Forum Member
This opportunity is a great way to get involved in the management of public access in the county. Engaging in consultations and draft policy documents can make a substantial difference to the management of public access.
Rights of Way Volunteer – Ease of Use Surveyor
As a Ease of Use volunteer you will be out in the fresh air discovering and enjoying Somerset’s beautiful countryside! The amount of surveying you will be asked to do will depend on the size of area you cover.
School Appeals – Independent Panel Member
As a panel member you will help to ensure all school admission, exclusion or transport appeals for maintained schools and Academies are conducted in a fair and transparent way
Somerset Outdoor Residential and Learning Service – Volunteer Minibus Driver
As a volunteer minibus driver you will be supporting the work of our outdoor centres helping transport children and young people to and from activities, such as off site caving, sailing and climbing.
Somerset Outdoor Residential and Learning Service – Volunteer Outdoor Activities Assistant
As an outdoor activity assistant, you will support our instructors leading adventurous and outdoor learning sessions, including beach walks, teambuilding activities, climbing and campfires.
Somerset Ecology Team – Ecological Service ad hoc volunteer / regular volunteer
There are opportunities to volunteer and gain experience working within the ecological field as well as providing opportunities to work in an office environment and outdoors. Volunteers will contribute towards the protection and enhancement of biodiversity across Somerset. Volunteering tasks may include ecological surveys ( including protected species and habitat surveys), report writing and research.
Syrian Resettlement – ESOL support volunteers
This volunteering role will be to deliver ESOL sessions. We are looking for volunteers who can take a creative, flexible and patient approach, who are willing to work independently, and who have a good understanding of professional boundaries.
Transporting Somerset – Volunteer Driver
As a volunteer driver you will use your own 4 door car to provide transport for eligible clients to and from non-emergency hospital, social care and other appointments at different locations.
Youth Offending Team – Family Group Conference Volunteer
A family group conference is a process led by family members to plan and make decisions for a child who is at risk. This role could be supporting parents with learning difficulties who may struggle to express their views, or a parent who feels that the rest of the family blames them for what has gone wrong.
Youth Offending Team – Restorative Justice Volunteer (Victim Support)
Well facilitated restorative interventions change lives for the better. You will be working with victims and helping to aid this process.
Youth Offending Team – Appropriate Adult Volunteer
This role is to act as an Appropriate Adult in support of either a juvenile or a vulnerable adult detainee and to ensure that the detained person for whom you are acting understands what is happening to them and why.
Youth Offending Team – Reparation Volunteer
You will be helping young people to repair the harm that has been caused by their crime, build self confidence, learn a new skill or gain a new experience. As a reparation volunteer you will be supporting a young person to fully participate in their reparation work as part of a statutory court order.