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Get Involved with Sheffield Volunteering

The best way to discover Sheffield, try something new, develop your skills & have loads of fun. All of our projects are designed with students in mind. With a range of over 200 projects, there are loads for you to choose from so get active and get involved today.

About Us

What we do

Last year 1671 students and staff from 66 different departments got involved in volunteering across our city.  

Sheffield Volunteering provides students and staff at the University of Sheffield with the opportunity to encourage 'active citizenship'. Our aim is to enable individuals to get involved and to make a positive difference to their Sheffield community. Last year we made an impact in 77 different neighbourhoods in and around Sheffield, benefiting 199 local organisations.

Most activities take place in Sheffield through we also have options in neighbouring districts (e.g. Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster or Chesterfield) as well as online (known as 'virtual volunteering').

What is Volunteering?

We define volunteering as activity which:

  • aims to benefit individuals or groups beyond the University community
  • is a ‘formal’ arrangement organised through a project, charity or other organisation recognised by Sheffield Volunteering.
  • is freely undertaken (i.e. not a direct part of an academic course)
  • is not for personal financial gain (though reasonable expenses will be reimbursed)

Who's involved

In 2012/13, we were comprised of 23% international & 77% home volunteers.  

Students play a huge part in running Sheffield Volunteering at every level, from sitting on our management board to coming up with the wild and wonderful ideas that shape our Projects Run by Students.

The Sheffield Volunteering Committee are in charge of our promotions and events. We also have the Volunteering Ambassadors team who are dedicated to casting the volunteering message out to as many students and staff as possible.

If you would like to find out more about being part of Sheffield Volunteering, click on the committee links above or contact us with your questions.

Mission Statement