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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Let's Make Some Noise : VAS Awards Ceremony

    Voluntary Action Sheffield is hailing the city’s ‘quiet heroes’ at an awards ceremony next month – and you are welcome to attend. The annual celebration honours the individuals and organisations working to make a difference to the lives of people and communities in the area.The ceremony takes place from 7-11pm on Thursday November 22nd at the Octagon Centre.

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  • VAS ' Make a Difference' Awards

    Make some noise for the quiet community heroes of Sheffield by making your nominations for Voluntary Action Sheffield’s ‘Make a Difference Awards.‘All nominations must be in by 5pm on Friday September 28th

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  • Call For New Members of Health Advisory Group

    Are you passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of all Sheffield citizens? Healthwatch Sheffield is looking for volunteers to become members of their new strategic advisory group, particularly people who identify or have worked with communities whose voices are not always heard. This includes disabled people, especially if you have experience of health and/or social care as a service user or carer.

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  • Sheffield Doc/Fest Volunteering Opportunities

    The internationally-acclaimed Sheffield Doc/Fest celebrates its quarter-century this summer – and the organisers are looking for disabled volunteers to help it go well and will be piloting a BSL Buddies scheme.The deadline for applications to be a volunteer is 5pm on Friday April 20.

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  • Tuesday Cycling Session Volunteers Needed

    Tuesday Cycling Session Volunteers Needed

    After a very successful and rewarding 2016 delivering our Sheffield Cycling4All sessions in Hillsborough Park on Thursdays, we are seeking volunteers to join our new Tuesday team.

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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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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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