Volunteering

Getting involved as a volunteer

We need you!

  • We are always looking for volunteers aged 18 or over, as they are central to making things happen at Reach.
  • At any one time, we have around 30-35 volunteers supporting the charity, helping to ensure we can continue offering much-needed services well into the future.
  • In 2017-18: More than 40 people volunteered their valuable time to Reach South Sheffield, amounting to around 4200 hours of volunteering!

How do I become a volunteer?

  • If decide to join us, you will receive an induction with all the necessary training and ongoing support.
  • We reimburse any expenses involved in the volunteering role.
  • To find out more about volunteering with Reach then please contact our health and volunteering manager on (0114) 239 8946.

“Volunteering at the library gives me purpose for life and I feel like I am giving something back to the community.” (Regular Library Volunteer).

“As somebody who is retired, volunteering has helped Ruth to get out more, make new friends, become more physically active and has made her feel part of a community service that is helping other local people to improve their health.”  (Kim, Health Practitioner)

“Volunteering has helped with my confidence and self-esteem.” (Herdings Growers Project Volunteer)

Current volunteering opportunities

 

1. Live Better: Get Connected

The Live Better: Get Connected project is part of the The Age Better service provided by Reach South Sheffield in partnership with Age Better in Sheffield and Sheffield Credit Union. It is for people aged 50 and over who live in the Beauchief and Greenhill Ward, who find financial and/or health issues are stopping them from getting connected with the local community. Find out more here. We are recruiting volunteers to help participants get out and about more, start a new activity and overall improve their lifestyle or financial situation.

For more information contact Lewis Bowman on 07902 050 776 or livebetterco@gvcf.org.uk.

 

 

2. TimeBuilders

Reach has secured lottery funding in partnership with the local charity St. Mary’s Centre, in order to improve the health and wellbeing of local people through rewards-based volunteering. We believe volunteering can empower people to combat loneliness and connect with others. TimeBuilders, enables people to get involved in a range of activities as volunteers, exchanging the time credits they accrue for a range of rewards. Find out more about TimeBuilders here.

Find out more about the TimeBuilders project by calling our health team on 0114 239 8946 or email wellbeing.coordinator@gvcf.org.uk.

 

 

3. Volunteer librarian, administration, wellbeing activities and fundraising at Newfield Green Library

Newfield Green Library has 25 dedicated volunteers that run shifts and manage a wide variety of activities. The library has had around 5500 visits in the last year, with an average of 45 visits per week. The volunteers have increased book loans by 30% in the last year, hosted 51 coffee mornings and delivered 40 children’s craft sessions to 158 young people.

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can volunteer at Newfield Green Library, contact us at 0114 239 8946.

 

4. Other volunteering opportunities include:

  • Minibus drivers and escorts to be involved in our Fitbus service or to take groups of people to our lunch club.
  • Cooking, serving food and running activities at our lunch club.
  • Governance, by becoming a Trustee of Reach South Sheffield
  • Community Experts in our Age Better in Sheffield project.