Sheffield Volunteer Centre
Sheffield Volunteer Centre advertises volunteering opportunities on behalf of local charities, and checks to ensure that expenses and appropriate training are offered. Visit their drop-in to find out more about the opportunities available: Mon - Wed, 10am - 4pm
Have a look at their monthly bulletin for the latest opportunities.
Vacancies are also advertised online through do-it.org.
address: The Circle, Rockingham Lane (off Division Street), Sheffield, S1 4FW,
tel: 0114 2536649
Volunteering outside of Sheffield
Search and apply online for a wide range of vacancies nationally, using do-it.org
Find your local Volunteer Centre by searching with your postcode.
Find your own volunteering opportunities
- Use a local directory such as the Sheffield Directory identify organisations related to your areas of interest to approach for opportunities.
- Check the organisation's website to see if they offer volunteering opportunities. If volunteering is not mentioned, contact the organisation (preferably by phone or in person) and ask.
- If no opportunities are available at present, there can still be benefits to the conversation. Ask if you can be added to a mailing list, ask if you can visit the organisation to find out more, or arrange work shadowing.
Volunteering abroad allows you to make a contribution to communities and lives in other countries, to develop skills, maybe learn a language, gain independence and confidence, and develop understanding of other cultures. Read more about the benefits of overseas volunteering on Prospects for ideas on finding opportunities abroad. For further details on living and working abroad, go to Prospects country profiles. See also our Taking Time Out (Gap Year) page.