Volunteers are at the heart of Sheffield Carers Centre. Join our team of volunteers and help us reach out to and support over 12,000 unpaid carers across the city.
Community Connect telephone befriending service
Our ‘Community Connect’ service aims to reduce social isolation and re-connect carers with their community. Volunteers play a crucial role by making contact with carers on a weekly or fortnightly basis in order to provide befriending, information and support.
Volunteering commitment: 2-3 hours, once a week/fortnight
Join our team of volunteers:
By volunteering, your 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.
If you are interested in volunteering at Sheffield Carers Centre or have any questions about becoming a volunteer, please complete this form or email our Volunteer and Work Placements Coordinator, Sarah Knightley, at volunteers@sheffieldcarers.
Our Volunteer Application Form is available here: Volunteer Application Form
Christine who volunteers on our Community Connect service said:
‘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.’
Ellen who volunteers at the Carers Café said:
“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.”