Join our team of volunteers

By volunteering some of your time to work with us, your unique skills and experiences can help support carers in Sheffield. As a small organisation, receiving input from volunteers benefits us enormously and a little of your time goes a long way to help us support carers.

Volunteers can help us in a number of ways:

Volunteering for a specific service Volunteers support us in several of the services we currently provide for carers from carrying out assessments for our Time for Me grant to calling carers as part of our TLC befriending service.

Office based volunteering Helping out in our office is a great way to give your time effectively. This could range from general office admin to running our ‘Carers who Contribute’ reward scheme.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering for us contact Jan on 0114 278 8942 or email volunteers@sheffieldcarers.org.uk

 

‘I enjoy my volunteer role calling carers who are isolated by caring.  I find it very rewarding to support carers by listening and giving them a chance to offload and have a chat.  For carers their whole lives become focused on the person they care for and my calls give them a rare chance to talk about themselves.’ 

Christine who volunteers on our TLC (telephone link line for carers) befriending service

“I have been volunteering at Sheffield Carers Centre for four years now. I love my volunteer role at the carers café because of all the wonderful people I have met and how supportive everyone is.  I like helping carers and seeing them have a break from caring and a chance to enjoy themselves.”

Ellen who volunteers at the carers café:

“I first started volunteering because of being a carer myself for my Mum who had dementia. I feel my experience of caring means I understand carers and the things that are difficult.  I find volunteering very rewarding when I see how much people appreciate the time I spend talking to them.  Taking the time to listen to carers and just have a chat really makes a difference.”

Gill who volunteers at the carers café

“I started volunteering at Sheffield Carers Centre when I first saw the pain and difficulties carers faced in another voluntary role. I like that when carers walk in grey and tired, I can make a difference and they leave smiling.  The staff and other volunteers have made me feel so welcome and have supported me personally in many ways.  I love being part of an organisation where everyone looks after each other.”