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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

Hamper Delivery Helper 2020

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

Deliver the hampers (full of food and activities) – to a family’s home or to collection locations - and carry out a quick welfare check with the family

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

This role involved: delivering a pre-prepared family food and activity hamper to specific households in a hub area - leaving the hamper at the doorstep or gate, retreating to at least 3 metres - contacting the person by email or text to let them know the hamper has been delivered - waiting until the recipient opens the door to make sure they have received the hamper - carrying out a quick welfare check with them – still from a safe 3 metre distance to check they have everything they need and don’t require any more assistance - Text/ message the co-ordinator and let them know you have completed the task - 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.

You will not be handling or sharing money with the person you are delivering the hamper to.

If you, or any members of your household, have any coronavirus symptoms you should not do any volunteering. Instead you should call or email us as soon as possible so we 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 Driving license and access to their own roadworthy, insured and taxed vehicle

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
  • 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 InterestsAdvice and information, Befriending, Communication skills, Driving, Hands-on tasks, Listening, Organising, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsMedicine and healthcare, Psychology, Social work, Third sector and charity work

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