Volunteer for UKSA

Become a Micro-volunteer for UKSA

Micro-volunteering can be described as ‘bite-sized, on-demand, no commitment actions that benefit a worthy cause’.  It describes a task done by a volunteer in small increments of time, this can be done either online or in person.

4 pictures of UKSA volunteers

Why should I volunteer for UKSA?

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, gain valuable work experience and support the work that UKSA do in the local community. Our volunteers gain a real sense of achievement, knowing that they are helping to support children to develop life skills, broaden their horizons, and build confidence on the water.

The benefit of micro-volunteering is that there is a wide range of opportunities allowing many people to join in from the comfort of your own home, at the office during your lunch break, at weekends, outside with groups of people, the list is endless depending on what you want to do.

Examples of micro-volunteering

  • Joining our ad hoc community event rota *
  • Proof reading draft copy material
  • Helping sell raffle tickets for UKSA.
  • Sharing our posts on social media to community pages
  • Skill Sharing
  • Placing donation boxes / renewing every 6 months in each Island locality
  • Decorating venues; Putting up bunting, displaying signs, banners, name tags, etc.

*UKSA takes part in community and challenge events that we need ad hoc volunteer support with.

This role varies but could include:
  • Setting up / taking down gazebos at local community events / setting up tabletop displays etc.
  • UKSA Awareness – Giving away gifts / leaflets to those interested and taking donations on behalf of UKSA.
  • Raffle / tombola – Managing family fun games whilst taking donations on behalf ok UKSA.
  • Sign in Desk – Checking in our event participants / attendees on arrival.
  • Photography – Taking photos of community event participants.
  • Cheer Squad – Handing out refreshments / Cheering on those who are participating in a challenge event.

Each of our events is organised many months in advance, offering the chance to plan and volunteer to suit you. If you would like to sign up for any of the above, we would love to hear from you –  simply email [email protected] and we will add you to our list and email you once a quarter with upcoming events, activities and volunteer support required.

Who can volunteer?

Almost anyone can be a volunteer! If you are aged 16+, we have a wide range of roles to suit different people and their skills, all of which make a huge impact to the lives of children and younger people.

How often do I need to volunteer?

You can offer as much or as little of your time as you would like, dependant on your availability, and the volunteer role you are interested in.

If I volunteer, will my benefits be effected?

Volunteering should not affect your benefits.  For the latest information on volunteering whilst claiming welfare benefits please see the Direct-Gov website:  https://www.gov.uk/volunteering

How do I become a volunteer?

For the safety of our younger visitors and residents, we vet all our volunteers. We ask you to complete a simple form complete with references and depending on the role we may ask you to complete an online DBS check.

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