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Volunteering with Reach

We have a range of volunteering opportunities available, including training support at the Reach Online Centre, supporting the Summer Festival and other events, helping with activities, volunteering in our library and many more.  Reach is always on the look out for more friendly help; you will gain valuable work experience, communication skills and meet new people.  It's also a great opportunity to get involved in the community.

Age Better

Help us reduce loneliness and isolation in south Sheffield by volunteering as part of the Age Better programme. If you are aged 50 or over, you could get involved as an Age Better Champion or as an Age Better Mentor.

To find out more about our volunteering opportunities, contact Julie Pass (Wednesday-Friday) on 0114 265 7093 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Cheryl Alvey, our Learning Support Administrator, started out at Reach as a volunteer. This is her story....

Cheryl Alvey webCheryl  first came to Reach to look for work in Job Club.  She increased her skills and confidence greatly while job hunting and until recently volunteered every day at the centre. 

Cheryl said: “It's such a great atmosphere and I enjoy helping all the people that come into the centre to job hunt and learn new skills. I just wanted to give something back to the community for all the help I have received and all with a smile and for free.” As a dedicated volunteer, Cheryl understood how people were feeling as she had faced many obstacles and challenges in her life, similar to those being faced by the people who use the centre.

Part of Cheryl’s role was to help and encourage new learners to use all aspects of a computer, including supporting people who may never have touched a mouse or a keyboard before.

In 2013 Cheryl said: “I also help as an ICT Teaching Assistant, working with one of our ICT tutors, providing any necessary help to learners undertaking accredited courses. I have recently gained my ECDL Essentials and Extra qualification and my level 3 PTLLS teaching qualification. Add this to my other volunteering with Sheffield City Council Sporting events, as well as being a London 2012 Paralympic Games Maker  and you can see I'm kept very busy!”

Cheryl is no longer volunteering at Reach, as she is now our Learning Support Administrator.

Thanks to all our volunteers - your contribution is vital to our success.