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Sheffield Healthy Holidays

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Sheffield Healthy Holidays is a project to support approx. 7,500 children (eligible for free school meals) in 14 target wards in the city to access activities and food over the summer holidays

Food and Activity Hamper Preparation 2020

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

Join a local community hub team and help pack up hampers with food and activity packs. These packs will be distributed to families and children in the hub's local community.

This programme is coordinated by VAS (Voluntary Action Sheffield), and implemented by 5 partner charities/ hubs in local communities.

This role involves: - checking deliveries from wholesalers and ingredients against a checklist and sorting items into food types and activities, ready for packing - making up food and activity hampers to specific checklist each week - working to social distancing guidelines in a managed access depot to manage and support collection of hampers by participating families - working with the coordination team to manage a store and distribution centre with delivery volunteers for delivery to families participating in the healthy holidays programme - following strict hygiene and PPE guidance in preparing hampers and working with food storage - washing your hands thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds) before and after carrying out your volunteering activity, following government guidelines to help minimise any risk of infection.

If you, or any members of your household, have any coronavirus symptoms you should not do any volunteering. Instead you should call or email VAS as soon as possible so they can cancel your volunteering and offer you any support you might need.

This role has short shifts, for a couple of hours either in the morning or the afternoon. You can sign up for one shift or do as many as you like. There are hundreds of shifts to cover over the 5 weeks the programme is running over the holidays (w/c 20th July - 31 August).

Apply here then check your university email inbox for the next steps and further information.

What skills do I need?

Reliable and Trustworthy Friendly and approachable manner Ability to follow strict health and safety procedures

What will I gain?

Be part of a local community team and a city-wide project Make a difference to families and children in Sheffield Gain multiple skills and experience, excellent for CV and job applications

Training and support

A Safeguarding briefing. A manual handling briefing. An Introduction to infection control e-learning. A key contact you can ring if you need any help or have any queries.

Time commitment

Flexible. This role has short shifts, for a couple of hours either in the morning or the afternoon. There are hundreds of shifts over the 5 week summer holidays (w/c 20th July - 31 August). You can sign up to as many or as few shifts as you like.







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There are 5 local community hubs in Sheffield in which you could volunteer

Travel information

Accessible by public transport - be aware of government guidelines regarding use of public transport
  • CausesArts and culture, Children and families, Foodbanks and food poverty, Health, Poverty and social justice, Teenagers and young adults
  • 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 InterestsAdministration, Communication skills, Hands-on tasks, Organising, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsMedicine and healthcare, Psychology, Social work, Third sector and charity work

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