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  • Call for Cyclists to Volunteer

    Call for Cyclists to Volunteer

    Do you love cycling as much as we do? We are looking for some new Cycling Session Volunteers to help out at our Sheffield Cycling 4 All sessions in Hillsborough Park. Our project enables anyone to enjoy cycling, whatever difficulties or disabilities they face. We are a people led organisation committed to providing Sheffield with regular and active inclusive cycling sessions.

  • New BAME Befriending Project for Over 65s

    New BAME Befriending Project for Over 65s

    A new inclusive befriending service for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) communities in Sheffield has been set up. The Inclusive Community Care project is part of Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care’s existing Good Neighbout scheme, helping to reduce older people’s feelings of loneliness and isolation through regular telephone support and friendly visits to their home.

  • Caroline Riding High With TV Appearance

    Caroline Riding High With TV Appearance

    Caroline Waugh, a volunteer at Sheffield Cycling 4 All, a project run by Disability Sheffield, can be seen on the screen tonight when her trusty but rusty trike – which she used while carrying the Olympic Torch a decade ago – gets a makeover .Caroline is appearing on BBC2 show Saved And Remade, in which much-loved but unused objects are transformed into new items. Can’t wait to see what’s made for you Caroline!

  • VAS Building Community Network After Big Response

    VAS  Building Community Network After Big Response

    Voluntary Action Sheffield has been overwhelmed with offers to help out during the Covid-19 crisis and appreciate the fantastic response. The offers of volunteers is greater than the need or the capacity of charities to recruit and deploy volunteers. Over the next weeks VAS will be building the systems to manage volunteers and match volunteers to requests saying “Please bear with us at this time. We know it won’t be long before the need in the community increases rapidly, and the number of volunteers needed will sharply increase”

  • NCVO Launch Research into Diversity and Volunteering

    NCVO Launch Research into Diversity and Volunteering

    The National Council for Voluntary Organisations have announced research plans for 2020 looking into what diversity means to volunteer-involving organisations .The first stage* (spring 2020) will review existing evidence and
    getting feedback from organisations about what they’re doing and their experiences to date by conducting interviews and
    developing case examples.

  • Jamie In Volunteer Of The Year Nomination

    Congratulations to Jamie Preece, a volunteer at our Sheffield Cycling 4 All project. Jamie has been nominated as one of Britain’s best volunteers – and will soon be attending a prestigious event in the House Of Commons to find out if he is a prizewinner.He is one of the entrants for the NHS Parliamentary Awards, an annual event designed to recognise the best of the National Health Service and those who go above and beyond the call of duty to help people.

  • Volunteers' Week Thank You

    This week host organisations are setting time aside to celebrate and say thank to volunteers across the country. The work we do at Disability Sheffield would not be possible without our valued volunteers who help us to deliver our services – answering information enquiries, providing advocacy support, writing about news and events , providing IT support, serving on the Disability Hub Committee, helping with admin, answering the phones, supporting Sheffield Cycling 4 All and Sheffield Voices learning disability group, helping with research, filming videos, the list is getting longer ! We thank each and every one of you, past and present, and hope that you are aware how much we appreciate your contribution and commitment , not just this week but all year round!

  • Call For Sheffield Health And Social Care Volunteers

    Sheffield Health And Social Care NHS Foundation Trust is looking for volunteers to help with their work in treating patients who need in-depth support. The Trust, which provides a range of help for people with long-term physical and medical problems, is particularly looking for people with long-term neurological conditions to take part in work with the Neuro Enablement Service, the Neuro Case Management Service and Sheffield Community Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team.

  • Would You Like To Help Out At Sheffield Doc/Fest?

    Sheffield Doc/Fest one of the world’s biggest documentary film festivals, returns to the city this summer – and the organisers are looking for volunteers.The event, which started in 1994, takes place from June 6-11 and as usual will consist of films, speeches and presentations on a wide variety of different subjects.

  • Could you be a VAS Trustee?

    Voluntary Action Sheffield is hoping to strengthen and diversify their board and are keen to appoint people who are actively involved with Sheffield’s voluntary and community sector or social enterprise sector. They would particularly welcome applicants who have a disability and/or who are from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups. The deadline for applying is 5pm on 14th December 2018.

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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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