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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 

To apply for any of the roles, simply download the application form at the bottom of this page. Fill it in and return it to us as instructed on the form, then we'll get in touch with you! If you'd like to volunteer but none of the roles below suit you, you're still welcome to get in touch to discuss volunteering! 

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.

To apply, simply download the application form at the bottom of this page. Fill it in and return it to us as instructed, then we'll get in touch with you! If you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk


In Touch Volunteer/Befriender

Could you regularly visit, telephone or write a letter to an older person who is 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.

To apply, simply download the application form at the bottom of this page. Fill it in and return it to us as instructed, then we'll get in touch with you! If you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

Wellbeing Centre Activity Volunteer

The Wellbeing Centre in Norfolk Park is actively looking for a few new volunteers on Wednesdays or a Fridays.

Volunteers would need to be able to work with our clients with memory loss, supporting activities and being social and helpful.
Also when it is quiet the volunteers could support staff by carrying out some specific admin roles such as: scanning/shredding/tidying cupboards and areas of the rooms.

To apply to volunteer please download, complete and return the application form at the bottom of this page. 

If you cannot volunteer on Wednesdays/Fridays you are still more than welcome to apply to 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 liek to know more about the centre, you can watch the video all about it on on this page.

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. 

To apply, simply download the application form at the bottom of this page. Fill it in and return it to us as instructed, then we'll get in touch with you! If you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

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.

To apply, simply download the application form at the bottom of this page. Fill it in and return it to us as instructed, then we'll get in touch with you! If you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

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.

To apply, simply download the application form at the bottom of this page. Fill it in and return it to us as instructed, then we'll get in touch with you! If you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

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

We now have Two Age UK Sheffield shops! Would you like to be part of a friendly retail team? Do you enjoy meeting and talking to different people everyday? Are you looking for a varied and practical volunteering role? If yes, then volunteering in one of our new shops might be perfect for you! It's 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...

• 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.

We have a shop in Bradway and will soon also have a shop at 747 Abbeydale Road, so you are welcome to apply to volunteer in either shop or both! The hours can be very flexible. The opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9-5. We can cover some expenses.

To apply, simply download the application form at the bottom of this page. Fill it in and return it to us as instructed, then we'll get in touch with you! If you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk


Intergenerational Musical Singing Sessions Volunteer

Are you sociable and enjoy musical activities? Are you looking for an opportunity to boost your C.V? Age UK Sheffield will be working on a weekly project in Dore/Totley with older residents and families with young children. We are looking for two volunteers who will be required to help with music/singing sessions. You don’t actually need to be a musician or a singer – just to enjoy music!

The sessions will last for one hour and this project is starting in December. The project is being run in conjunction with Stepping Stones. Full training and support will be given. Volunteering for a role like this is a fantastic learning opportunity and can really boost your C.V.

You'll need to be able to volunteer just 2 hours of your time once a week. The sessions will be taking place in a residential unit in Totley, Sheffield. 

To apply, simply download the application form at the bottom of this page. Fill it in and return it to us as instructed, then we'll get in touch with you! If you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk
Man playing guitar

Digital Team Volunteer

Do you have the skills, free time and patience to join our Digital Team? We offer a unique service to our older clients making a home visit and taking the time to show someone how to use their phone/laptop/camera etc. We help with fairly basic tasks such as showing people how to download photos or set up their skype to help them keep in touch with family and friends etc.
Clients can receive up to 3 visits and this makes a huge and crucial difference to people's independence, especially as so much administration and communication is now carried out online. For this role, you'll need to be confident with technology and easily able to use different phones/laptops etc. You wouldn't be expected to be building computers but should be comfortable providing very basic support. You'll be helping the client be more independent and be able to use the technology themselves after your support has ended. Because of this, you'll need to be patient and clear in your advice and instructions. This is a very flexible role with regards to time commitment. It's a great opportunity to make a positive difference in your community, to help a person who will benefit from your knowledge, and it will look great on your C.V. 

To apply, simply download the application form at the bottom of this page. Fill it in and return it to us as instructed, then we'll get in touch with you! If you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

 

Volunteer application form

Please download and complete the application form. Then return it to us via email or post.

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