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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! 

New Service: Porter Valley in Touch Volunteer

Before lock down started, we were due to begin a new project in partnership with the NHS called Porter Valley in Touch that aimed to help reduce social isolation and increase independence and general wellbeing for older people living in Sheffield. Unfortunately this project had to be put on hold because of the pandemic; however, we are now in a position to begin this innovative project, that is so important for our older community, now more than ever!
The project works by pairing up a volunteer with an older person who has been identified by health services as being isolated or lonely and who might have mild mobility or health issues and could benefit from this service to support them to regain their confidence and independence.
Volunteers will be able to share hobbies and interests with the person they have been paired with, as well as support them to learn, or re-learn new skills such as simple domestic tasks, accessing zoom or skype to keep in touch with family, friends and services that have moved online, or gaining confidence in leaving the house and travelling. When shared, these skills (that you may have not even realised you have!) can have a huge positive impact on some else’s life.
All volunteers taking part will be given expert training and support to enable them to take part in this role. To find out more about this role and how to apply, please visit our Porter Valley in Touch page.

Donation Support Volunteer (Position currently closed)

Do you love searching for unique finds in charity shops? Or maybe you love finding vintage clothes! Have you ever fancied helping out in a local charity shop? We have a volunteer role that might be right up your street (literally!)

Now that our Bradway charity shop has reopened following lock down (soon to be followed by our Abbeydale Road Charity shop) We are looking for new volunteers for an interesting new role! We are very lucky to receive lots of kindly donated items to our charity shops, especially following lock down where many people have had a spring clean! But, we only have limited space in our shops to store and sort these donations! So, we now have a storage facility at the top of Abbeydale Road (near the Tesco petrol station) and are looking for people who would like to help us organise donations here, help us drive the donations between the storage facility and our shops, and help out in the shops too if you like!

You don’t need any sort of retail experience for this role, and all volunteer expenses are covered. It would be ideal if you have a large car or van to support the transport of donated items. (Fuel costs will be covered!) There’s no minimum amount of time or hours you have to offer, so it could just be a couple of hours of your spare time each week that you help out. If you’re interested at all, please feel free to either get in touch with us so that a friendly member of our team can get in touch with you to discuss the role and any questions you may have in more detail, or, you can apply for this role straight away! Simply complete the volunteer application form at the bottom this page, send it through to us, and we’ll get back to you!

This role provides a unique opportunity to support our charity’s ongoing work to support older people across Sheffield through our services such as our dementia support services, our ILC service and our Coach House project, plus the other services we provide that aim to reduce loneliness and social isolation for the older community of Sheffield. As an independent local charity, everything we sell in our charity shops directly funds our charity’s services. (This differs from National Age UK Charity shops, which raise money to provide services both nationally and internationally). This means the time and skills you volunteer to this role will directly support us to continue to deliver much needed support services to older people who live in our city.

If this role isn’t quite right for you, but you know someone who it may be perfect for, please do share it! We’d really appreciate as much help as possible!

Sporting Chatter Assistant Group Leader

Due to the popularity of the group Age UK Sheffield are looking for a volunteer to help support the Sporting Memories sessions at Totley library/CRIC every second Thursday morning. You need to enjoy good company, have a passion for sport, make teas and coffees, set the room up, join in with the quizzes, listen to the talks, share memories and memorabilia and take part in conversations. You will be doing something exciting for the community while having fun doing it! We also now have a regular sporting film session running too! The sporting chatter group is part of our People Keeping Well service provided in the Dore and Totley area of Sheffield.

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

Wellbeing Centre Activity Volunteer (Position currently closed)

The Wellbeing Centre in Norfolk Park is actively looking for volunteers specifically to help on Wednesdays and/or 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.

Age UK Sheffield Shops Volunteer (Position currently closed)

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


Reception Volunteer (Position currently closed)

Are you sociable and happy to help and chat to a wide range of people? Could you work on our reception and support our Information and Advice team? Volunteering at our reception desk will help you to learn a variety of new skills, become part of a supportive team and the opportunity to really help the people who get in touch with our charity for advice and support.

Currently, we specifically would really benefit from some help on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If this sounds like something you'd enjoy and be able to help with, then 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 email: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

 

Data Input Volunteer (Position currently closed)

Could you help with data input in our Age UK Sheffield office? You will need to work independently and have good IT skills as you will be using a database and Microsoft office. You will work as part of a friendly team and this role is perfect for CVs and getting back to work or getting into work.
The available hours are Monday - Friday 9am -5pm and you must be able to commit to volunteering for a minimum of half a day each week. 

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.

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

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.If you need support accessing the form please email us enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

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