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Could you volunteer for Age UK Sheffield? 

Age UK Sheffield relies on volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life to help us in our vital work.
Could you join us?

Find out about our wide variety of volunteering roles and opportunities below.

We do some amazing work with over-50s throughout Sheffield thanks to the fantastic support of volunteers like you.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support the work we do in our Sheffield community.

Who can volunteer?

Almost anyone can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.

How much time do I need to give?

It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in. Some people give an hour a week, other people do more.

Please note that, because we work with some vulnerable people, you should allow time for Diclosure and Barring Service checks and an induction programme before we will allow you to work with older people.

We've listed our variety of volunteer roles below. If you're interested in volunteering with us, we'd love to hear from you! If you have any questions or need any further details at all, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk 

Alternatively, you can can simply fill in the application form at the bottom of the page and send it to us!

Customer Service Volunteer

Are you sociable and able to deal with a wide range of people? Join us as a volunteer in our Age UK Information and Advice service. You will learn new skills, be part of a supportive team and have the satisfaction of helping many vulnerable people. 

If you'd like to apply or if you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk or fill in the application form below.

In Touch Volunteer/Befriender

Could you regularly visit or telephone an older person at risk of social isolation? Could you take someone out for a coffee or for a short walk? You could make a huge difference to someone who is experiencing loneliness.

If you'd like to apply or if you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk or fill in the application form below.

Wellbeing Centre Activity Volunteer

Could you chat or read the paper with someone living with memory loss or dementia? Maybe help with art, music or baking sessions? Could you play pool? At our Wellbeing Centre in Norfolk Park we help people living with memory loss & their families to live a full life.

If you'd like to apply or if you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk or fill in the application form below.

Environmental Volunteer

Could you be part of a team to help clean up your local area? It just takes a bit of teamwork to create an environment we all enjoy. If you can spare a couple of hours or so come along to pick up litter, clear the leaves, maybe bring a flask and a sandwich. We are especially looking for volunteers in the Dore and Totley area at the moment. 

If you'd like to apply or if you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk or fill in the application form below.

Fundraiser

Could you help us raise much needed funds? Could you run a pub quiz? Host a coffee morning? Join a fun run or help us out at one of our fundraising events? If so, we'd love to hear from you.

If you'd like to apply to volunteer with us or if you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk or fill in the application form below.

Collection Tin Volunteer

Could you drop off and collect collection tins for Age UK Sheffield? This would be in different locations around the city such as shops, cafes and pharmacies. You could meet a range of interesting people and develop your social skills and confidence while doing vital work for a charity that continues to support local older people.

If you'd like to apply to volunteer with us or if you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk or fill in the application form below.

Volunteer Veteran

We are looking for volunteers with an interest in the military or, who may themselves, be veterans. The role is flexible and could involve some home visits, telephone support and encouraging individuals to strengthen their social network.

If you'd like to apply to volunteer with us or if you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk or fill in the application form below.

Promotions Volunteer

Do you enjoy speaking to older people on a one to one basis? Do you have the social skills to promote the Age UK services, such as Information and Advice or Befriending, that make a difference to the lives of vulnerable older people? You would represent Age UK at various stalls and locations city wide chatting and distributing our information leaflets. 

If you'd like to apply or if you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk or fill in the application form below.

Age UK Sheffield Shop Volunteer

Do you want to be part of a friendly retail team? Do you enjoy meeting all sorts of different people? Are you looking for a varied and practical volunteering role? If yes, then volunteering in our community shop in Bradway is just what you’re looking for – a role where you can apply and develop your retail and people skills, while raising crucial funds to support the aims of Age UK Sheffield.
No experience necessary!
There are many activities that contribute to the success of our shops. Here are just some that you may be involved in. You will:
• Operate the till and promote Gift Aid to donors
• Accept donations
• Prepare and price donations for sale
• Help create eye-catching window displays
• Contribute to a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for customers and volunteers.

The hours can be flexible. The shop will be open Monday to Saturday 9-5. We can cover some expenses.

If you'd like to apply or if you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk or fill in the application form below.

Volunteer application form