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Give It A Go (GIAG) 2019/20

Give It A Go (GIAG) 2019/20 logo

Give Volunteering A Go! This is an events programme of one-off activities for you to get involved in your city. Each activity is a taster session, so you can try something new, see more of the city and gain new skills. You might like to continue volunteering with the host organisation too!

Share Your Volunteer Experience! - Blog or Video

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

OPEN TO ALL VOLUNTEERS AND FUNDRAISERS (not just GIAG)! Have you volunteered with a Sheffield Volunteering project, in a local school, on a Give It A Go, or with an external charitable organisation? Or have you fundraised through RAG/ Bummit? We want to celebrate your engagement in local communities so share your experience with us so we can showcase your experience, and encourage others to get involved! You could write a blog piece or submit a short video. It's National Volunteers Week 1-7th June and we want to share as many #ShefVolStories as possible!

We don't think that we shout enough about all the great volunteering that you do so we'd like to share all your positive stories! Especially for National Volunteers Week 1-7th June 2020.

Here are some ideas for what you could write about or speak about in a video clip (but don't feel like you have to use these!)
- Name of the project or activity and who it is with
- How does the project or activity benefit the community
- What did you and other volunteers do, and what did you gain from the project
- Something outstanding/funny that happened
- Why others should get involved in volunteering or fundraising

Send your blog to and include a related, suitable image (that has permissions to be used on a public website). 

The video can be filmed on a phone, or using more advanced equipment if you want. Send us your videos, or upload them onto Google Drive and share them with us.

These are just guidelines so feel free to submit something else that describes your experience in a different way!

See the blog here:

What skills do I need?

No skills required, just be willing to share your experience!

What will I gain?

Develop writing skills Media and journalism experience Showcase your story

Training and support

If you have any questions, email







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Flexible Suitable from Home
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening
  • Skills and InterestsCommunication skills, Creativity, Social media
  • Careers and AspirationsMarketing, Media and journalism, Third sector and charity work

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