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Volunteering Opportunities

 

We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities for you to get involved in. Explore all opportunities or choose to filter by area of interest or course relevance for a more tailored selection. Click "next" to view more pages of opportunities. If you would like to learn more about a specfic organisation, click on their name to read their bio or visit their website.

Self-Isolating and looking for something to do or just want to volunteer from the comfort of your own home? There are plenty of ways in which you can support your local and global community with Virtual Volunteering.

Fancy trying something out with less commitment? Take a look at our Volunteering Give it a Go sessions.

Looking to volunteer with a group of other students? Why not check out our Volunteering Societies and find out more about what they do! Or you can set up your own!

Can't find what you're looking for? Email us on volunteering@shu.ac.uk and we will help you find something suitable. 

Want to talk to a member of the team? Book an informal volunteering chat with us here!

To apply for the opportunities below, please make sure you have set up your volunteering profile.

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  • Brightside logo

    Online Mentors

    Brightside

    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.

    • Area of InterestChildren, Teaching, Tutoring
    • Academic Course RelevanceChildcare, Education, Health and Social Care, Research
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Session Planning
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • Citizens Advice: North East Derbyshire logo

    Volunteer Telephone Adviser

    Citizens Advice: North East Derbyshire

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    At North East Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau we can give free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information on a wide range of subjects.

    • Area of InterestElder Care, Financial Instability, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Mental health, Social Isolation
    • Academic Course RelevanceEducation, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Research
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • Food Works logo

    Sharrow Kitchen Assistant

    Food Works

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    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 kitchen assistant your role included lots of different kitchen tasks. These include meal prep for our frozen meals, labelling boxes, making coffees and drinks, serving customers, keeping the kitchen clean and tidy.

    • Area of InterestCulture, Environmental action, Financial Instability, Homelessness, Human Rights, Social Isolation
    • Academic Course RelevanceEnvironmental Sciences, Health and Social Care, Journalism, Medical Care, Research
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • Food Works logo

    Handsworth Warehouse Assistant

    Food Works

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    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.

    • Area of InterestCulture, Environmental action, Financial Instability, Homelessness, Human Rights, Social Isolation
    • Academic Course RelevanceEnvironmental Sciences, Health and Social Care, Journalism, Research
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • Food Works logo

    Upperthorpe Kitchen Assistant

    Food Works

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    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.

    • Area of InterestCulture, Environmental action, Financial Instability, Homelessness, Human Rights, Social Isolation
    • Academic Course RelevanceEnvironmental Sciences, Health and Social Care, Journalism, Research
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Organisation
    • Partnership Working
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • Guide Dogs UK logo

    Fundraiser

    Guide Dogs UK

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    This role is about raising funds for our services to help people living with a visual impairment, live a life they choose.

    • Area of InterestAnimal Welfare, Culture, Fundraising
    • Academic Course RelevanceBusiness, Journalism, Research
    • Campaigning
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Financial Management
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Public Speaking and Presentations
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • Refugee Council Resettlement Team logo

    Cooking for Wellbeing Volunteer

    Refugee Council Resettlement Team

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The Refugee Council is one of the leading organisations in the UK working with refugees and people seeking asylum. We not only give help and support, but also work with clients to ensure their needs and concerns are voiced and addressed. Volunteers are a key part of many of the services that support our clients and work alongside paid staff across the organisation.

    • Area of InterestCooking/Food, Culture, Environmental action, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights
    • Academic Course RelevanceResearch
    • Communication and Listening
    • Event Management
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • St Luke's Hospice logo

    Retail Support Volunteer

    St Luke's Hospice

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    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

    • Area of InterestCulture, Elder Care, Human Rights
    • Academic Course RelevanceBusiness, Health and Social Care, Journalism, Research
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • St Luke's Hospice logo

    Donation Centre Sorting Assistant

    St Luke's Hospice

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    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.

    • Area of InterestElder Care, Human Rights
    • Academic Course RelevanceJournalism, Research
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • Steel City Squash logo

    Education Volunteer

    Steel City Squash

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Steel City Squash is a Sheffield based voluntary organisation that aims to make a big difference to the lives of local disadvantaged children and young people. This role involves planning, leading and delivering 45-minute weekly activity sessions to groups of children aged 9-13.

    • Academic Course RelevanceChildcare, Education, Health and Social Care, Sports Studies
    • Area of InterestCommunity Sport, Culture, Tutoring
    • Assertiveness
    • Communication and Listening
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Delegation
    • Event Management
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Partnership Working
    • Problem Solving
    • Public Speaking and Presentations
    • Session Planning
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
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