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Sheffcare make a positive difference to the lives of more than 1000 older people, including those affected by dementia.

Sheffcare Home Volunteer

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

We care for older people in Sheffield - providing comfort, companionship and compassion. Engage with our residents to provide a wider range of opportunities to enhance the service we provide. You will visit and befriend residents of a Sheffcare Care Home to improve their health and well-being and enhance their overall quality of life. You would work with residents on a one-to-one basis or in a group situation. This can include: Spending time talking with residents and reminiscing Reading to residents Helping residents join in a wide variety of activities – you may have particular areas of interest that you could bring to us Accompanying residents on trips with other members of staff Accompanying residents on short trips outside the home e.g. walking to a local shop or park as and when agreed by the care home manager/shift leader

What skills do I need?

Great interpersonal skills Patient and caring A good listener Reliable with an understanding of the need for confidentiality in a care setting Experience of working/ volunteering with older people Ability to work unsupervised, and use your own initiative within the lines of the training that will be provided

What will I gain?

Residents really appreciate the time you spend with them (this is a chance to make a real difference to someone’s life). We will reimburse you for out-of-pocket travel expenses. You will receive free drinks and could have a free meal if you are volunteering for over 4 hours over a meal time. Flexible volunteering hours. Develop a role in a care environment and add practical experience to your CV.

Training and support

You will have training to provide you with the information and knowledge you require.

Time commitment

Weekly. Times are flexible to suit you. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Minimum commitment: 3 months







DBS (criminal records) check



Various Locations Across Sheffield.

Travel information

We will reimburse you for out-of-pocket travel expenses
  • CausesArts and culture, Health, Older people
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsArt and craft, Communication skills, Listening
  • Careers and AspirationsSocial work

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