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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".


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  • Sheffield Mencap and Gateway. logo

    Children's Services Volunteer

    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.

    • Area of InterestArts and Crafts, Befriending, Children, Cooking/Food, Sports, Teaching
    • Academic Course RelevanceArt, Childcare
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Event Management
    • Financial Management
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Partnership Working
    • Public Speaking and Presentations
    • 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.

    What will you do, based in Clay Cross Chesterfield?

    • 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

    Other roles

    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)

    • Area of InterestElder Care, Financial Instability, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Mental health, Social Isolation, Social Justice
    • Academic Course RelevanceEducation, Health and Social Care, Law, Marketing, Psychology, Research
    • Roles suitable for Hallam StaffThis role is suitable for Hallam Staff
    • Campaigning
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Marketing and PR
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
    • Research
    • People Skills
  • FoodWorks logo

    Sharrow Cafe Volunteer

    FoodWorks

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Cafe Volunteers 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.

    • Area of InterestCulture, Environmental action, Financial Instability, Homelessness, Human Rights, Social Isolation
    • Academic Course RelevanceEnvironmental Sciences, Health and Social Care, Journalism, Medical Care, Research
    • Roles suitable for Hallam StaffThis role is suitable for Hallam Staff
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • FoodWorks logo

    Handsworth Warehouse Volunteer

    FoodWorks

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Warehouse Volunteers 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!

    • Area of InterestCulture, Environmental action, Financial Instability, Homelessness, Human Rights, Social Isolation
    • Academic Course RelevanceEnvironmental Sciences, Health and Social Care, Journalism, Research
    • Roles suitable for Hallam StaffThis role is suitable for Hallam Staff
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • FoodWorks logo

    Upperthorpe Cafe Volunteer

    FoodWorks

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The Cafe Volunteers are responsible for running our cafes. They work with our trained chefs to prepare nutritious and affordable meals that are accessible to everyone. The meals are made using surplus food to show what can be done with food that would otherwise go to waste. By creating over 100 meals per day, tonnes of food are saved from being wasted while also feeding the community. The main activities involved in the role include meal preparation, serving food and drinks, using a coffee machine, serving customers, and keeping the front of the house clean and tidy.


     

    • Area of InterestCulture, Environmental action, Financial Instability, Homelessness, Human Rights, Social Isolation
    • Academic Course RelevanceEnvironmental Sciences, Health and Social Care, Journalism, Research
    • Roles suitable for Hallam StaffThis role is suitable for Hallam Staff
    • 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.

    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

    What you’ll be doing

    We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:

    • Helping on stalls at local events.
    • Taking Collection Boxes to local businesses.
    • Manning collections at various venues.
    • Attending local events organised by the team and keeping track of what we sell on our stalls (including the cuddly toys!)
    • Counting donations.
    • Supporting a group of like-minded people planning events and raising money.

     

    • Area of InterestAnimal Welfare, Culture, Fundraising
    • Academic Course RelevanceBusiness, Journalism, Research
    • Roles suitable for Hallam StaffThis role is suitable for Hallam Staff
    • 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
  • St Luke's Hospice logo

    Retail 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
    • Roles suitable for Hallam StaffThis role is suitable for Hallam Staff
    • 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
    • Roles suitable for Hallam StaffThis role is suitable for Hallam Staff
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
  • Yorkshire Air Ambulance logo

    Community Event Fundraiser

    Yorkshire Air Ambulance

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Help raise funds for and awareness of the Yorkshire Air AmbulanceAttend community events as a representative of the YAATake YAA stock/merchandise and stall equipment (if physically able) to eventsAttend helicopter visits and assist with the helicopter landing and crowd controlAct as an information source for members of the public, answering questions and promoting the work of the YAADeal with money and complete relevant paperwork (if able to)Have fun, integrate with communities and meet like minded people!

    • Area of InterestCommunities, Events, Fundraising, Outdoors, Research, Social Media
    • Academic Course RelevanceCommunications, Events Management
    • Roles suitable for Hallam StaffThis role is suitable for Hallam Staff
    • Communication and Listening
    • Event Management
    • Initiative
    • Meeting Skills
    • Networking
    • Public Speaking and Presentations
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
    • Research
    • People Skills
  • Grimm & Co is a children’s literacy charity based in Rotherham which changes lives one story at a time. Volunteers can assist us remotely with admin, including data input, creating social media content and research. We also welcome applications from illustrators and graphic designers who can assist us in creating designs for us to share online.Shop Elves can be involved in making our products, greeting our customers and maintaining standards in the Apothecary.

    • Area of InterestChildren, Culture, Human Rights, Teaching, Tutoring
    • Academic Course RelevanceArt, Childcare, Film and TV, Health and Social Care, Marketing, Psychology, Research
    • Roles suitable for Hallam StaffThis role is suitable for Hallam Staff
    • Communication and Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Initiative
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Organisation
    • Partnership Working
    • Problem Solving
    • Session Planning
    • Team Work
    • Time Management
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