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...

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Sheffield Voices is part of Disability Sheffield, promoting independent living for disabled people in Sheffield. The friendly team are looking for volunteers to support their online groups. You will learn how to work with people with both mild to moderate learning disabilities in an online setting, learn news skills and have some fun! Read more & apply here

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Social Media Volunteers wanted!

- DECSY (Development Education Centre South Yorkshire), aims to help people to develop the skills and commitment to bring about a more just, sustainable world. Read more & apply here

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Printed By us run screen printing workshops for people in Sheffield who may have experienced homelessness and have other complex issues. Are you creative, willing to develop new skills and want to support a local social enterprise? As Marketing & Content Creator you will develop your marketing skills with social media, email and PR tasks. Read more & apply here

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Action Tutoring supports young people facing socio-economic disadvantage to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment. As an English or Maths tutor you will work with one or two pupils for an hour a week, either at a local school or remotely. Read more & apply here

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Design work for local community group - with Friends of Manor Fields Park. Use your digital and creative knowhow to improve the logo of the Friends of Manor Parks Fields community group. Leading on from this, there may be other digital improvements you could help with! Read more & apply here

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Cooking Mentor with award-winning food education programme Bags of Taste - If you're interested in cooking, helping others cook healthy food on a budget, and connecting with people, apply to be a cooking mentor for Bags of Taste's Virtual courses! Read more & apply here

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Roundabout is a youth homeless charity, based in Sheffield, supporting vulnerable young people aged 16-24. As a Fundraising Researcher you will help to research for opportunities in South Yorkshire to increase fundraising support. Read more & apply here

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B:Friend are a local befriending charity, aiming to combat social isolation amongst older people. Could spare an hour a week to phone a local older neighbour for a chat, and form a new friendship? Read more & apply here. You could also help with social media - see here.

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As a Volunteer Mentor with Families Together - Specialist Mentoring Scheme you will help a young person, who is at risk of offending in the community / exclusion from school, to overcome barriers, discover their strengths and achieve goals. Training is currently via Zoom and initally you will be connected with a young person on a virtual basis, until social distancing regulations allow. Read more & apply here

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Help Combat Loneliness and Isolation with SCCCC's Penpal Scheme. By writing and sending a letter, you can bring a smile and some joy to an older person, especially during this difficult time.

Please wash your hands before writing letters and if you have the virus or are self isolating please don’t write the letter until you are fully free of the symptoms.

Send your letter to: Penpal Scheme, SCCCC Unit 19 President Buildings, Savile Street East, Sheffield S4 7UQ. Read more here

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Craft a dog-related item for Guide Dogs! This will be given away for a small donation at events, as a way of fundraising and attracting people to volunteer. Read more and see templates of what you could make here

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Gift A Smile to older people! Could you use some of your lockdown time to make some twiddle muffs, blankets, cushions & DIY boards for people living with dementia in our city? Or even just create and send a card, drawing or letter... Anything you can do will bring joy to someone who may be feeling especially lonely at this time. See more information on the Age UK website.

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Microvolunteering - easy tasks that can be done in a few minutes, anytime, anywhere, on your own terms! No application process or ongoing commitment

Some examples for you to try:

  • Sign a petition for a cause you care about
  • Re-tweet Tuesdays - pick a charity and re-tweet everything they post on Tuesdays (or any day)!
  • Listen to an educational activism podcast or TED talk and tell a friend or family member about it
  • Take part in a Citizen Survey - check out the Wildlife Trusts website for ideas

Revealing Rivers is a new virtual citizen science project from Riverlution (The River Stewardship Company). We've set up a network of hidden cameras along the riverbanks in Sheffield to help connect volunteers with our amazing wildlife. Every week we'll be uploading the videos and we need your help to identify which species we've captured! Get Involved Here. Keep updated on Facebook and Twitter 

Citizen Science Projects - contribute to genuine scientific breakthroughs that change our understanding of the world! Check out this BBC article with ideas and links.

See more microvolunteering ideas on the help from home website. Let us know what you get up to!

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