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Sheffield Volunteering

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Volunteering projects in schools and the local community, which are led by students. Get involved!

Microvolunteering

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

Microvolunteering activities are easy tasks that can be done in a few minutes, anytime, anywhere! There is no application process or ongoing commitment. The key benefit of microvolunteering is flexibility, and avoids the biggest barrier we face: lack of time. If you feel like you don’t have a lot of time to commit to volunteering but would like to make a difference and get involved in the community, you can!

There are a couple of activities below but click “Apply Now” to receive more microvolunteering ideas and all of the links! 

If you cannot apply via this page, or would like to tell us what you have been up to, please email us: volunteering@sheffield.ac.uk - we would love to celebrate your community engagement!
 

Example Microvolunteering Activities

  • Charity Tuesdays - pick a charity who work for a cause you care about and share all their social media posts on Tuesdays (or pick any day)!
  • Sign a petition for a cause that you care about
  • Write & send a card to a friend or family member, or to an older socially isolated person - see the SCCCC's Pen Pal Scheme. Everyone loves receiving real post, so you can bring a smile and some joy with a simple action!

 

  • Click "Apply Now" and read the email you receive to find lots more microvolunteering activities!

What skills do I need?

No skills required, just a willingness to get involved in a community project!

What will I gain?

Do something worthwhile Sense of achievement Confidence Give something back to the community Make a difference Learn something new, gain skills and broaden your horizons

Training and support

Microvolunteering does not normally require training. But if it does, individual opportunities will offer their own training and support

Time commitment

The great thing about Microvolunteering is that it is really flexible. The activities can be done anytime according to your other commitments!

Food

No

Travel

No

Childcare

No

DBS (criminal records) check

No

Location

Microvolunteering activities are often done online, but check with the individual opportunity
  • 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
  • Careers and AspirationsArts, culture and heritage, Engineering, Law, Marketing, Media and journalism, Medicine and healthcare, Psychology, Science, Social work, Speech and language therapy, Teaching, Third sector and charity work

Featured Opportunities

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Volunteer from home

We are all facing stricter socialising regulations but you can stay connected to Sheffield and its communities, by volunteering with a local Sheffield charity remotely! Check out these remote volunteering opportunities...