Supporting Your Local Community – Volunteering Opportunities Across the Midlands

Are you looking for an opportunity to support your local community, make new friends and help a local charity during a tough economic climate? LoveBrum are a registered charity that supports hidden gem projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer led and that deliver real change. These causes don’t have large marketing budgets and as such, it is often hard for them to get the word out about the support they need.

LoveBrum shine a light on these “hidden-gem projects” and as long-term supporters of the charity, we want to help raise awareness of some of these causes and an array of fantastic volunteering opportunities they are currently offering. If any of the opportunities below are of interest, then please reach out to and they will put you in touch with the relevant cause.

Choir With No Name

Looking for volunteers for their Choir with No Name Summer Concert at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on Friday 21st July 2023


Maintenance and DIY support for an array of projects, including building a new storage shed, painting cat chalets, building some activity toys for the animals, landscaping/ tidying and planting the “garden/yard” outdoor areas of the rescue.


Support for Saturday table top sales as well as Event volunteers, Fundraising volunteers and Maintenance and Gardening volunteers

Moor Pool Heritage Trust

Help needed across their green spaces, including clearing an orchard and weeding allotments.

S.E.N.D Socials Birmingham CIC

Volunteers to help with the following throughout their summer program and beyond:

  • Sign people into activities
  • Assist with the set-up / clean down of venues
  • Food preparation (level 2 Food Hygiene an advantage)
  • Represent SEND Socials Birmingham CIC at offsite activities
  • To initiate play activities with children/young people

The ideal volunteer will have:

  • Knowledge of Special Educational Needs or a willingness to learn
  • Makaton / PEC’s knowledge desirable
  • An understanding of safeguarding vulnerable people (training will be provided)

All volunteers will need to have an enhanced DBS check prior to starting with us (they will provide this).

Avian Angels Parrott Rescue

On the lookout for volunteers who can help with fostering birds, travel, help on their Facebook groups and fundraising. This includes sharing information about birds looking for homes as they have so many looking for homes at the moment

POW – CIC (Push On Wellbeing)

Volunteers for their mission unit based in Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre. This will also include raising awareness of their fundraiser to help struggling families with the cost-of-living crisis and food donations.

Cherished UK

Are currently collecting hygiene products for girls and boys that attend their sessions. If any companies are able to host a collection box or if individuals can volunteer to help them make up hygiene hampers for young people.

Also help needed at their Saturday morning kind and craft sessions for little girls who want to grow in confidence and self-esteem. Leaders come and work with girls who are aged 5-8years old from 10-11.30 on a Saturday morning in Sutton Coldfield.

Cruse Bereavement Support

Cruse Bereavement Support is currently looking for a venue in Birmingham city centre with step free access and good transport links. This would give a meeting place for volunteers to train and network and provide them with a venue to meet with those clients for whom phone/Zoom bereavement support is not appropriate.


BCAT are currently nurturing a partnership with Dishoom, whereby they are hoping to collaboratively host therapeutic arts classes at certain times of the year, i.e

  • World Suicide Prevention day (Sunday 10th September)
  • Black History Month (October)

They are looking for groups of 4-5 volunteers (with DBS) to come along and join their therapeutic art and mental health awareness sessions held in Dishoom around these dates.

Cuppa Squad

Are looking for volunteers who could support with social media and a nurse or training nurse to support the face to face groups.

Children Heard and Seen

Need volunteers to act as mentors to their children. Mentoring sessions can be done in person, or remotely, and they require people to generally offer one hour of their time every week/every two weeks for a minimum of 6 months.

Birmingham Friends of the Earth

Maintenance volunteer opportunity at The Warehouse, Digbeth. Opportunity to include painting, decorating or tiling, putting up shelves, repairing items and any other DIY tasks. Time commitment flexible.

Also looking for some local assertiveness training for staff members if anyone is able to help with this.

Rising Stars Young People Services

Looking for volunteers to support with football coaching and managing children. They will help them to obtain FA level 1 coaching qualification and pay for travel expense. Opportunities across three sites in Birmingham: Aston, Selly Oak and Hodge Hill so volunteers can select which site they wish to volunteer at.


  • DBS check (they can carry out check also).
  • Sporting background / experience preferred.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Available Saturday + Sunday.
  • Own transport will be ideal.

AccessiBlues – BCFC Disabled Supporters Group

Always looking for voluntary carers on Birmingham City FC home Match days to help out with members. As a volunteer your ticket will come free of charge and you will be responsible for one member (no personal care) within and with the support of the group. This is on an ad-hoc basis.

Disco Inclusive

Disco Inclusive would welcome volunteers at both operational and management level.

Leaf Creative Arts

Assistance in running their fun, welcoming sessions, designed to promote enjoyment and a healthy wellbeing for those over the age of 50 and, most particularly, those currently living with dementia. They need people with excellent communication skills to assist in delivering extremely valuable work within the local community.

Smart Works Birmingham

Currently recruiting volunteers for Coaches, Stylists and Wardrobe Assistants.

Tamworth Wellbeing Cancer Support Centre

Looking for holistic therapists who can do either: massage, reiki, reflexology, Indian head massage, hypnotherapy – or all of them.

Even just for one day (4 hours) a month, they would be grateful for any time anybody can give.

Hospice Charity Partnership

Opportunity to take on their Charity Shop Challenge and compete against colleagues to double the day’s takings at one of their 20 retail shops – max 5 people per shop.

Get green fingered and help with a variety of tasks such as weeding bedding areas, trimming hedges and clearing up leaves in the gardens at one of their Hospices – max 10 people per hospice.

Help out at one of their events – Marshalls/signage etc.


Looking for help with regards to fundraising and how to get grants in the future.

Fat Fluffs Rabbit Rescue

Looking for weekday barn volunteers who can assist with cleaning out the rabbits, weigh and record the weights of the rabbits and then groom and socialise with bunnies, especially on weekdays. Ideally to commit to a 10.00 – 13.00 slot.

Volunteer opportunities are pretty varied and include Coordinators, a Manager, Evening feed help, Medication Supervisor, Social Media Coordinator, Fundraising and Events Coordinator, Home Checkers and Foster Volunteers.

Home From Hospital Care

Recruiting volunteers across the City but particularly in East and West Birmingham to provide support to people on discharge from hospital – this is typically a food parcel to take home, shopping, befriending, signposting to other agencies etc.

Heart Of England Music School – Dorridge Music school

Looking for help on the advertising front and are currently in need of cover teachers that are local (Solihull area) on various instruments as well as Receptionists for weekends.

MHA Communities South and West Birmingham

Recruiting for both local Face-to-Face Befriending and Telephone Volunteers. Both are weekly and regular volunteering opportunities.

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