Give Volunteering A Go!

Want to try volunteering? Meet other students? Do something good for a local organisation? Sign up to a one-off GIAG session!

Give Volunteering A Go! Try something new, see more of the city, meet other students & local people, and gain new skills! These are one-off taster activities hosted by local charitable organisations - there is no long-term commitment, but you can continue volunteering with the organisation if you like it! 

Sign up to sessions via this Google Form

All volunteering activities are free, travel costs can be reimbursed (public transport) and previous experience is not required. Information about how to get to the location will be emailed to you in advance.

Foodbank Champions - Help at S6 Foodbank
S6 Foodbank supports over 1,200 local families every week with emergency food parcels from 9 sites across the city. This means processing 13 tonnes of food a week and they would love some extra help! See first hand how a food bank operates and the scale of the operation by helping for a morning sorting stock, packing bags and loading food for delivery.
Tuesday 28 or Wednesday 29 or Thursday 30 September, 9am - 1pm

Tuesday 12 or Wednesday 15 or Thursday 16 October, 9am - 1pm


Part Time Jobs and Volunteering Fair (In-person and Virtual)
Monday 4 - Friday 8 October
Find your perfect community volunteering opportunity - with a local charitable organisation or a student-led project! Be inspired to connect with your city, meet new people and develop skills to enhance your employability!
- Visit the in- person fair on Wednesday 6th October in the Octagon, 10.30am - 2pm
- Attend virtual information sessions
- Follow our social media channels for updates & links
- View all the opportunities on our website


Prepare for Fleece Fest at Holly Hagg Farm!
Our small community farm exists to bring people and nature together. We have alpacas, mini pigs, poultry and rabbits. We run alpaca treks, community vegetable growing and wellbeing visits for special needs groups. Help get the fields ready for our upcoming Fleece Fest! Tasks include making paths safe, clearing weeds, tidying up and scooping up alpaca poo! You get to meet our lovely animals too.
Saturday 2 October or Wednesday 6 October 2pm - 5pm

The Promised Land
The Promised Land is a community project based in Crookes who help people through community. There is a Vegetable Garden, Animal plot (with pigs and chickens!), Cutting Garden, Wildlife and lots more! Get out into Sheffield's green space and get stuck into various activities including planting, building and helping to rewild the site.
Sunday 3 October 10.30am - 3pm


Bring Birley Spa Gardens back to life!
Birley Spa is a hidden gem - a derelict Victorian plunge pool in its own wildlife-filled gardens! The Friends Of volunteer group want to restore it back to its former glory and are currently working on the gardens ready for Heritage Open Days. At this morning outdoor activity, you will learn about the site's history and join other volunteers to do some outdoor tasks - gardening, path clearing, and removing overgrowth.
Sunday 10 October 9am - 12.30pm

Sharewear Sort Out for Clothing Poverty
Sharewear supplies free clothing, shoes and bedding to those in poverty - asylum seekers and refugees, the street homeless, those on low incomes or unemployed. After a VERY busy summer and ever increasing numbers of clients accessing clothing from us, we need help to re-organise our sorting spaces, our rails and our kidswear areas. Come and join us!
Tuesday 12 October, 9.30am - 2.30pm

Glorious Gardens of Whirlow Brook Park!
Join the friendly volunteer group and help one of Sheffield’s most beautiful parks return to its former glory! Tasks on the morning will be Gardening and general tidying of the park, sweeping paths, weeding, repairing, pond clearance. You might see frogs and pondlife!
Monday 18 October, 9.30am - 12pm


Take action for your Green City!
Come for a workday on our beautiful community allotment.  We will be re-building our compost bays, creating barkchip paths and carrying out other maintenance jobs as well as general gardening and food growing activities. Meet new people and get out into nature!
Tuesday 26 October, 10.30am - 3pm

Sign up to sessions via this Google Form