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HALLAM STAFF: Sheffield Hallam University staff are encouraged to volunteer, and can do so via the Students' Union. Staff are entitled to the same support as students when they volunteer with us, and are also entitled to one day of volunteering leave per year. Use the "Roles suitable for Hallam staff" filtering option on the left hand side of the screen. To apply for a volunteering opportunity, staff will first need to create a guest account for our website. Click the log-in button in the top right of the page, and follow the links for "guest account".
Sheffield Mencap and Gateway.
This opportunity takes place from 15 May 2023
This role involves helping out at a social club for children with learning disabilities and their siblings. These sessions involve providing children with lots of fun activities such as arts and crafts, sport and games in a safe and friendly environmentSessions may involve helping with arts and crafts, baking and playing games. Each night is different and there’s lots to join in with & do!Assisting at our services for children with a learning disabilities at the following times -Thank Gateway It's Friday (Fridays 6.30pm-8.30pm) Shine Out On Saturday (Saturdays 10.00am-1.00pm) SNIPS (Saturdays 1.00pm-4.00pm)
We have many opportunities working with children aged 6-16 with learning disabilities and/or on the autistic spectrum-
Thank Gateway it's Friday- a Friday evening (6.30-8.30pm) youth club with sports, art, games and cookery.
Communicate - A Saturday morning club to help improve social interaction and communication for children with learning disabilities and/or autism. We do this through engaging and relaxing activities including arts and crafts, team games and getting active
Shine Out Saturday- a Saturday morning club based around drama and art
Soundbites - Soundbites supports young people with a learning disability or autism to develop their confidence, communication and social skills through recording and editing audio.
This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.
As a mentor for Brightside, you will be matched with a handful of young people, with whom you will exchange messages and support them with activities via our secure online platform. You will give them insight into your education pathway and/or career and support them in making informed decisions.
Citizens Advice: North East Derbyshire
At North East Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau we can give free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information on a wide range of subjects.
What will you do?
complete an introduction to Citizens Advice and training for your role
talk to clients over the phone, video call or face to face to explore what problems they’ve come for help with
find information about the clients’ problems and help them to understand their options
support clients to take action to resolve their problems. This might include drafting or writing letters, making phone calls, or referring the client to another organisation
write a summary of the clients’ problems and what action you’ve taken
look out for problems’ that are common, or are unfair, and write a short report about the problem or a letter to an elected official like an MP, AM or local councillor
If you don’t want to undertake the full training involved to be a full adviser there may be other suitable rolls such as;
form filling -helping clients to complete questionnaires to claim disability benefits such as PIP)
budgeting - helping clients to look at their income and expenditure and find ways to help them save money)
social media -help us to promote our service and awareness of help available (option to work remotely)
research and campaigns (option to work remotely)
Kitchen Assistants run our cafes. With the help from our trained chefs, you will create nutritious and affordable meals that are accessible to everyone and show what can be done with surplus food. Creating over 100 meals per day saves tonnes of food from going to waste all while feeding the community. The main activities include meal preparation, serving food and drinks, using a coffee machine, serving customers and keeping the front of house clean and tidy.
Warehouse Assistants manage the daily running of Food Works Handsworth. They sort intercepted food, pack orders for cafe’s and run the market. We save around 10 - 12 tonnes of food every week and serve around 100 customers per day in our market. Tasks include sorting, weighing and storing intercepted food as well as serving customers.
Food Works is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim to create a more sustainable food system in Sheffield while reducing food waste. Our warehouse is the heart of the operation. Based in Handsworth our van drivers bring all the intercepted food here. As a warehouse assistant there are many roles you can undertake on any day. In the market these include: Serving customers, helping select their items, taking payments using our till system and packing market boxes. On the Intercept side: sorting the food into categories, weighing the food and sorting into stores, ensuring the food is stored correctly.
During your time volunteering you will always be supported by an experienced Hub manager. In this role there is an opportunity to learn about: stock taking and management, customer service and till use, storing food safely, packing orders, as well as building a sustainable food system that works for everyone!
Food Works is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim to create a more sustainable food system in Sheffield while reducing food waste. As a Front of house member at Upperthorpe, you will be serving customers drinks and food. Explaining who Food Works are and what we do as the face of Food works.
Guide Dogs UK
In this role, you will assist your local fundraising team in promoting and taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for Guide Dogs. This role is about raising funds for our services to help people living with a visual impairment, live a life they choose.
“Since volunteering I have discovered that I am actually capable of organising events and remaining calm (most of the time!). I’ve gained both self-confidence and a feeling of satisfaction that I have helped to improve the lives of other people, even if only in a small way.” – Alison, Fundraiser
We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:
St Luke's Hospice
St Luke’s is Sheffield’s only hospice, with a vision to support and care for everyone affected by a terminal illness in Sheffield. This role includes customer Service, Queue Busting, Meet & Greet, Gift Aid sign up, Accepting Donations, Shop floor merchandising, Monitoring customers in shop with current distancing guidelines
St Luke’s is Sheffield’s Hospice, with a vision to support and care for everyone affected by terminal illness in Sheffield. The majority of our shops do not have a lot of space to store donations, so our new Donation Centre is a vital resource to enable us to retain more stock, recycle items to generate income and help us continue to be there for Sheffield people when they need us most.
The Access Project
This opportunity takes place between 01 Sep 2023 and 01 Jul 2024 Closing date for applications is 01 Dec.
We are looking for students, staff, and alumni to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, one hour a week in term-time Sept-Dec 2023 to Summer 2024 to support them with their academic studies.
The Access Project supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top universities. We are looking for undergraduates, postgraduates, staff, and alumni who would be able to tutor a young person aged 14-18, online, one hour a week in term-time Autumn 2023- Summer 2024 to support them with their academic studies.
•Support a young person in a subject of your choice to achieve the GCSE / A level grades they deserve and to fulfil their potential.
•Build transferable skills, experience and knowledge through ongoing training and development as part of the role.
•Students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a grade higher at GCSE and are four times more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university.
No prior teaching or tutoring experience necessary, we provide a full comprehensive training and induction to help you build the confidence to be the best volunteer you can be.
Interested? You’ll need to:
· Either be currently studying for an undergraduate degree or have an undergraduate degree/equivalent professional qualification.
· Either have an A Level subject you wish to tutor at GCSE (grade B or above) or an undergraduate degree in a subject you wish to tutor at A level.
· Be able to spare one hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting Sept/Oct 2023), plus 30 mins a week preparation time.
· Be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (criminal records check) and provide two references (personal or professional).