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We are now excitingly partnered with Voluntary Action Sheffield. Which means you can apply for any opportunity via their website - and we can still support you! Take a look through the many opportunities with Charities and Organisations through Sheffield and apply for your perfect role. If you would prefer, please book an Informal Chat with a Volunteering Co-ordinator and we can help you search.

Don't forget to still make your Volunteering Profile and log your hours to recieve our awards!

Click this link to search the opportunities on the VAS Website!

 

Volunteer With a Team Project

Search below to find positions within our Student-Led Team Projects. If you can't find your ideal project and would like to run your own check out how to set up a project. If you have any queries, drop us a line at volunteering@shu.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please don't apply for more than three positions at any one time as this can delay your application

International Students: If a project requires a DBS check, you must have been in the UK for over twelve months. If you have any questions around these projects, please contact us for further information

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    SHU Culture Connect mentor

    Sheffield Hallam University

    This opportunity takes place between 22 Nov 2017 and 30 Apr 2018. Applications closed on 19 Jan.

    Want to develop your mentoring skills while meeting students from across the world? Culture Connect is Sheffield Hallam University’s largest one-to-one peer mentoring scheme which supports new students when they arrive at Sheffield Hallam, by matching them with a returning student. Your role would be as a mentor, meeting a new student and helping their transition into life in Sheffield and at university. The role is incredible beneficial and you will have the opportunity to develop fantastic skills and meet new people.

    • Area of InterestArts & Culture
    • OrganisationExternal Partner
    • DBS Required?No
    • Communication and Listening
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Networking
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    When Geography Meets Technology Volunteer

    Volunteering - Sheffield Hallam Students' Union

    This opportunity takes place between 25 Feb 2018 and 30 Apr 2018. Closing date for applications is 25 Feb.

    Do you have an interest in primary education and issues of sustainability and climate change? St Wilfrid’s Primary School year 5/6 class are embarking on a new project to tackle the global issue of climate change through designing an educational app/game. This volunteer role will involve helping the children develop their designs. This will include supporting the children in their lessons for an afternoon a week, building productive relationships with the children and guiding them through the tasks set. This will be largely paper based design work so no digital expertise is necessarily required. All you need is enthusiasm for the project and an interest in the learning process! The sessions are planned for Thursday afternoons, but if you are unavailable at this time the school can be flexible.

    • Area of InterestEducation, Sustainability & Conservation, Technology
    • OrganisationSheffield Hallam Students' Union
    • DBS Required?No
    • Assertiveness
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Partnership Working
    • Problem Solving
    • Project Management
    • Reflection
    • Session Planning
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • Newfield Secondary School has some very ambitious and intelligent writers and we are looking for SHU students who share their passion. In this role you will design and run 'Master Classes' to help support the emerging writers. These could be either one-off sessions or could operate as workshops running across a few weeks. The sessions can be designed by the volunteers, and could be about writing fiction, poetry, journalism and more.

    • Area of InterestArts & Culture, Education
    • OrganisationSheffield Hallam Students' Union
    • Communication and Listening
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Partnership Working
    • Problem Solving
    • Public Speaking and Presentations
    • Reflection
    • Session Planning
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
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    Volunteer Student Researchers

    Volunteering - Sheffield Hallam Students' Union

    This opportunity takes place from 25 Oct 2017. Applications closed on 30 Dec.

    Your role as a Volunteer Student Researcher will involve creating a new piece of research that can help to inform changes that will improve students' lives and the wider community. We will help you to create a new piece of research that you will conduct and to compile a report that can be used to effect change at the University, however big or small. We will provide supervision, training, travel expenses and on-going support. Overall, this role enables you to help tackle the issues important to you; from issues in the classroom to the wider student experience in and around Sheffield, to underrepresented students and their stories. You will have regular support from staff members but you will be responsible for your own project. We cannot support lab-based research, as your research must be separate to that of your course. If you would like to carry out a research idea, to improve the lives of students' this is the role for you!

  • Passionate about the Outdoors? Want to teach children about the benefits of the natural world? Or do you want the opportunity to volunteer at one of Sheffield's most iconic spots? This could be the project for you! Working with a team of fellow students you will design and deliver sessions at the Education Centre in the Botanical Gardens. The sessions will be created by you but could be about a range of green and environmental topics such as nature, plants, wildlife and sustainability. Activities could include craft or games, or you could get exploring the Botanical Gardens with a treasure hunt or guided nature walks. You will be supported throughout the whole project by the Volunteering and Community Engagement team at SHSU and you will also have the opportunity to work with SHU staff working in Environmental Sciences and the Botanical Gardens volunteers.

    • Area of InterestEducation, Sustainability & Conservation
    • OrganisationSheffield Hallam Students' Union
    • DBS Required?Yes
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Event Management
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Meeting Skills
    • Networking
    • Organisation
    • Partnership Working
    • Problem Solving
    • Project Management
    • Public Speaking and Presentations
    • Reflection
    • Session Planning
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • Do you have a passion for reading and an interest in supporting young people? Newfield Secondary School in Sheffield are looking for male Volunteers to lead a weekly Reading Group for male students in Year 8 (12 year olds.) The School are looking for positive male role models who can model a passion for reading and help male students see the value of reading and reading aloud. Within a team of volunteers you will plan and deliver 4 weekly sessions in the school in which small groups of male students will read and discuss books. The aim of the sessions is to increase the students' confidence and reading ability. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience of volunteering in a Secondary School setting.

    • Area of InterestArts & Culture, Education
    • OrganisationExternal Partner
    • DBS Required?Yes
    • Assertiveness
    • Communication and Listening
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Networking
    • Organisation
    • Partnership Working
    • Public Speaking and Presentations
    • Reflection
    • Session Planning
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
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    Stage Management Volunteer

    Volunteering - Sheffield Hallam Students' Union

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Love live music? Want to get into the events industry? This is your chance to get involved with the hundreds of events that happen at The HUBS every year. Assist the Live Events and Technical Services Coordinator with the planning running of live events at The HUBS. Gain industry experience ensuring events run smoothly, safely and successfully. The role would involve liaising with artists, tour managers, promoters, technicians, suppliers, volunteers and HUBS staff to deliver memorable experiences for audiences and artists. Support events through our Social Media Channels before, during and after events, generating content and interacting with the audience.

    • Area of InterestArts & Culture, Technology
    • OrganisationSheffield Hallam Students' Union
    • DBS Required?No
    • Assertiveness
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Event Management
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Marketing and PR
    • Networking
    • Organisation
    • Partnership Working
    • Problem Solving
    • Project Management
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
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    Mime It Like You Mean It Volunteer

    Volunteering - Sheffield Hallam Students' Union

    This opportunity takes place between 03 Oct 2017 and 31 May 2018. Applications closed on 03 Jan.

    Mime It Like You Mean It is a brand new project for 2017-18! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers that would be interested in spreading the art and joy of Mime; this may be in a workshop in a Children's Hospital or a performance to the Elderly. No previous experience of Mime is necessary as training will be delivered to volunteers!

    • Area of InterestArts & Culture
    • Communication and Listening
    • Event Management
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Problem Solving
    • Project Management
    • Public Speaking and Presentations
    • Reflection
    • Session Planning
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
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    Make-A-Mag Volunteer

    Volunteering - Sheffield Hallam Students' Union

    This opportunity takes place between 09 Oct 2017 and 31 May 2018. Applications closed on 03 Jan.

    ‘Make-A-Mag’ is a 6-week long project, where a group of volunteers visit a local primary school for an hour a week to design and create a magazine with students. Each week we work on developing the student’s skills in writing, interviewing, designing and photography, with the final week of the project acting as a ‘Press Release Party’ where each of the students can celebrate their efforts by receiving a certificate for completing the project. It is also during this party that the students get to see the finished magazine. We are looking for 3 passionate and enthusiastic individuals to take part in a 6-week project in a local primary school. We would like individuals who are excited about working with approximately ten Year 5 or Year 6 pupils. An interest in media would be beneficial, as the project aims to get the students excited about the world of media along with publishing and journalism. The sessions take place during semester 2 but some planning may be required during semester 1. PLEASE NOTE: Project may run after semester 2 finishes (to accommodate Y6 SATs) and volunteers may still be required to attend the school.

    • Area of InterestArts & Culture, Education
    • OrganisationSheffield Hallam Students' Union
    • DBS Required?Yes
    • Event Management
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Marketing and PR
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Project Management
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
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    Teacher's Pet Volunteer

    Volunteering - Sheffield Hallam Students' Union

    This opportunity takes place between 14 Sep 2017 and 01 Jun 2018. Applications closed on 29 Nov.

    For those of you wanting to get experience in a school environment, we have a unique project for you. As a team you will be planning and delivering lessons focused around hatching chicks from an incubator! This project works with a local primary school and requires you to develop fun and exciting activities for your lessons, with the hatching of the chickens at the centre of this experience. This opportunity is set to be delivered just before Easter 2018 and would be perfect for anyone considering going into teaching or working with animals. Volunteers will be spending semester one to plan the sessions, and from January you will be delivering these sessions weekly for roughly 6 weeks.

    • Area of InterestEducation
    • OrganisationSheffield Hallam Students' Union
    • DBS Required?Yes
    • Assertiveness
    • Communication and Listening
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Meeting Skills
    • Networking
    • Organisation
    • Partnership Working
    • Problem Solving
    • Project Management
    • Public Speaking and Presentations
    • Session Planning
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
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