Sheffield Hallam University Volunteering

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Sheffield Hallam University Volunteering

Why volunteer?

There are many reasons to volunteer. Volunteering gives you the chance to make a contribution to society or to a cause you feel strongly about. It also enables you to develop skills and confidence and gain experience, as well as to have fun and meet new people. In many career areas, for instance environmental or health-related roles, volunteering is essential for entry into the field. Volunteering will enhance your CV, and can be of particular benefit if you have not gained much paid work experience.

How to volunteer

Recommended sources of voluntary opportunities are listed below:

Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union

The Students’ Union offers a wide variety of volunteering opportunities, and has a team to support anyone interested in getting involved:

  • over 100 volunteering opportunities ranging from camera operators to events organisers to youth work
  • volunteer in an area linked to your studies or try something completely new
  • get involved in one-off projects for a couple of hours each semester
  • volunteer weekly or take on responsibility for leading a project
  • volunteer as an individual or contribute to a group project
  • take part in the Hallam Award, focusing on your career development and leadership skills

Call into the Hubs or the Students’ Union office at Heart of the Campus, Collegiate Campus to meet the team, or look at the Students’ Union website for lots more information.

tel: 0114 225 5005


Sheffield Volunteer Centre

Sheffield Volunteer Centre advertises volunteering opportunities on behalf of local charities, and checks to ensure that expenses and appropriate training are offered. Visit their drop-in to find out more about the opportunities available: Mon – Wed, 10am – 4pm

Have a look at their monthly bulletin for the latest opportunities.

Vacancies are also advertised online through

address: The Circle, Rockingham Lane (off Division Street), Sheffield, S1 4FW,