One off volunteering/speed volunteering
One off volunteering gives you the opportunity to get involved in an event or activity for one day, with no other commitments.
The Tour de Yorkshire is a great example of people volunteering around a big event for one day, getting to be part of the action, and being part of the team that made it all happen.
One off volunteering doesn’t have to be a sporting event - there are book festivals, cultural celebrations, film festivals which are all looking for volunteers like you to get involved for one day. Stewards, face painters, crafters, children’s workers, bar staff are all types of opportunities that are available at one off events, so with no other commitment it’s a great way to make a difference.
We hope to have some one-off volunteering opportunities on the Voluntary Directory in the future, but for now let us sign post you to some opportunities that we know are coming up in 2019:
The 2019 Road World Championship
Have you been bit by the cycling bug? With the Tour de Yorkshire, the Brownlee brothers and now the Road World Championship, cycling seems to be at the heart of Yorkshire, so what better event to get involved in. It’s taking place in July 2019 and they’re looking for people to sign up and get involved now. Find out more on getting involved here. What a great way to spend a day!
Swalesdale Festival (25 May – 8 June 2019)
If art, music and walking are more your thing, the Swalesdale Festival is already looking for volunteers to support their yearly festival. With a packed line up you can help with hosting, event stewarding and driving. There is a one off training event you’d need to complete to take part in this opportunity, but the benefit of this is that you get to meet the team that you will be working with and get to know more about the opportunity. Register your interest here.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA)
This charity has a number of different volunteering opportunities including providing assistance to public organised fundraising events and public speaking. If you are interested in volunteering get in touch with them here.