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Sheffield Jesus Centre

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The Jesus Centre is “Where every person is valued.” - local homeless and disadvantaged people are welcomed in.

Drop-in Volunteer

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

A pleasant Drop-in where the disadvantaged have basic needs met, including: snacks; showers; clothes & laundry but above all FRIENDSHIP. Responsibilities include: respecting all & teamwork. You may: serve drinks/clothes; do the laundry or, quite simply, play games with the bored/listen to the lonely

What skills do I need?

Qualities include empathy for the disadvantaged and reliability re. your shifts. Listening skills are valuable for this role and an ability to work as part of a team is essential. No past experience is required.

What will I gain?

1. Learning teamwork 2. Using and developing listening skills 3. Meeting a wide range of local Sheffield people – mainly the disadvantaged 4. Learning about other cultures and backgrounds directly from the people concerned 5. Job satisfaction through making a difference 6. Getting to know a local charity that serves the community 7. Having access to free facilities and services in the Jesus Centre 8. If you have been a reliable volunteer a reference can be provided for employers

Training and support

There is a generic induction that will equip you to start in The Lounge. Further training will be on the job. There may be specialised training available when needed.

Time commitment

We can be flexible to suit your studies, however please make sure you communicate your availability with us clearly.







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The Sheffield Jesus Centre, 93 Broomspring Lane, Broomhill, Sheffield, S10 2FB

Travel information

From the University Tram Stop, cross Glossop Road (at the corner with the Sainsbury's Local on it) and head down the Upper Hanover Street dual carriageway. The Jesus Centre is three minutes walk or 250 metres on your right.
  • CausesFoodbanks and food poverty, Homelessness, Poverty and social justice
  • FrequencyEvery week
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsBefriending, Communication skills, Listening, Mentoring, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsSocial work, Third sector and charity work

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