During this time, we aim to keep you up to date with the best ways that you can support your community. If you have any suggestions, or if you are a local charity looking to recruit volunteers please reach out to us at Volunteering@shu.ac.uk
The University takes its civic role seriously and is committed to enhancing the wellbeing and sustainability of the region. We strive to build and maintain a diverse organisation that is responsive to the needs of our staff, students and local community, and can offer support when it is most needed. We have a proud tradition of volunteering, and our students have the skills, capabilities and expertise to offer to the local community.
At this difficult time, SHSU supports students who wish to undertake volunteering activities safely, and within the current government guidelines. To read more about this policy and what it means for you please click here.
We're in the process of collating ways in which you can support your community; we are currently talking to community partners, so this is by no means a comprehensive list, but a few ways in which you can support at the moment.
You can support Foodhall; a volunteer-powered community food hub based in the heart of Sheffield, it’s their priority to ensure that everybody can have access to food.
In the meantime, following instructions from public health agencies, being kind and empathising with those that are finding it difficult at this time are some of the best things that you can do to help your community.
Staying safe when supporting others
It’s important to stay safe when supporting others. Use the following instructions created by NCVO:
The Volunteering team are currently working remotely; if you have any questions or would like any more information about getting involved please don’t hesitate to contact us at: Volunteering@shu.ac.uk.