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

Find out about our wide range of volunteer roles that all help your local community, provide new experiences, and involve meeting wonderful new people. 

We have a variety of roles, depending on your location, availability interests, and the time you wish to spend volunteering. 

If you are interested in volunteering, we'd love to hear from you! If you have any questions or need any further details at all, contact our team at or call us on (0114) 250 2850.

To apply for any of the roles, download the application form at the bottom of this page. Fill it in and return it to us as instructed on the form and then we will get in touch with you directly. If you'd like to volunteer but don't feel that any of the roles below suit you, you're still welcome to contact our team and we can discuss it with you! 

Dementia Cafe Volunteers

We currently have two dementia cafes: Dore and Bents Green. These are welcoming and non-challenging environments where people living with dementia and their carers come to chat, drink tea, and interact in a small activity if they choose to. These can include singing, crafts, doing a jigsaw, and much more. Being a volunteer can involve welcoming and taking coats, making hot drinks, preparing snacks, supporting/engaging with the activities and being supportive and sociable.  

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month in Dore (S17)
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in Bents Green (S11)

In Touch/Befriending Volunteer

This role involves making regular contact with an older person who feels lonely or isolated. It can be in person, via telephone or by letter. Volunteers also encourage customers to become more independent inside and outside of the home with regards to activities, appointments and domestic lifestyles. This will reduce social isolation, promote independence, improve self-confidence, and enable older people to take control of how they manage their physical and mental wellbeing. This is designed so that they can age well and live healthier for longer. Volunteers are matched based on location, interests and needs.

Flexible, city-wide. 

Dementia Wellbeing Centre Volunteer

Our Dementia Wellbeing Centres provide a full day of activities and support based on a Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy approach which is proven to delay the onset of dementia symptoms. We believe that memory loss shouldn't be a barrier to fun, friendship and stimulation of the mind. We're passionate about creating a safe, loving, welcoming environment for our customers. By providing a strong support network, families can also feel valued and better equipped to deal with the challenges they may face on a day to day basis. The Centres are run by staff and volunteers together. 

Being a volunteer may involve:
- Meeting and greeting customers
- Providing hot drinks and snacks
- Chatting with and supporting customers
- Helping to organise and run activities such as arts and crafts, music, singing, games, jigsaws, photography, baking, and much more

Monday to Friday in Norfolk Park
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Hillsborough Park
Monday at Clifford House
Friday at Botanical Gardens


Charity Shops Volunteer

We currently have three Age UK Sheffield shops: Broomhill, Bradway, and Abbeydale Road and a new one opening up soon in Banner Cross. Each is run by a small team of volunteers and members of staff. The shop environment is welcoming and volunteers have the opportunity to do a range of roles. Front of house support with helping customers, operating the till, processing Gift Aid donations, and tidying and organising displays in the windows. Back of house volunteers help with steaming, sorting, and preparing donations and stock management. 

Monday to Saturday in Broomhill (S10), Bradway (S17), Abbeydale Road (S7) or Banner Cross (S11).


Raising funds from the community can be very rewarding and enjoyable. Volunteer fundraisers play a vital part in helping to ensure Age UK Sheffield can provide services for hundreds of older people in Sheffield who face later life alone. There's so much more to fundraising than just holding a bucket - in fact there is no limit to the imaginative ways in which you can raise money. 

It can also involve:
- Organising fundraising events
- Undertaking collections
- Attending and supporting our own fundraising events
- Helping to promote our work
- Taking on a challenge 
- Encouraging others to fundraise or volunteer with us

Flexible, city-wide. 

Digital Team Volunteer

Helping older people with their technology is key today with a focus on communication and administration going digital. We offer a unique service to our older customers, offering advice and support on a wide range of digital topics or issues. 

Being a digital volunteer can involve:
- Software/hardware issues and support e.g setting up Zoom
- Using email address
- Creating or advising on password ideas
- Downloading pictures
- Updating anti-virus software
- Installing or reinstalling an application
- Shopping online
- Adding numbers to contacts on a mobile phone
- Advising on laptops or other devices

Flexible, city-wide for 1:1 home visits. 
Central Library 1st and 3rd Friday of the month 11am - 1pm. 

Coporate Volunteers

There are plenty of activities that a group or business can take part in that would be both fun and of enormous help to us! If you think you could help, please do get in touch with us and let us know. We can help you in your quest to support our charity!


Volunteer application form

Please download and complete the application form. Then return it to us via email or post. If you need support accessing the form please email us

Volunteers in 2023

Two of our amazing volunteers answer some questions about their volunteer journey so far.

Volunteer Interviews

Interested in finding out more about what volunteering for Age UK Sheffield is like? Check out some of our recent interviews with three of our volunteers as part of Volunteer Week 2019