No matter how much time you have available to volunteer – from a couple of hours a fortnight to a day or two each week – the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. In addition to helping people in need, volunteering can help you as an individual … find new friends and connect with the community … build on e​xisting skills and learn new ones … it’s also a great opportunity to update and broaden your CV.

Volunteering doesn’t need to take a huge amount of time from your busy schedule. Your help is always welcomed by those in need of support and can also improve your health and happiness too. All our volunteers benefit from an induction, training and ongoing support process, as well as regular opportunities to meet other volunteers in informal meetings and at social events. For more details about frequently asked questions please check our list of FAQs.

We list all our vacancies on this page. If you are interested in any of the roles listed below please download and complete this Volunteer Application Form. If there is nothing at present or none of the roles are quite what you’re looking for, you can still register your interest in volunteering by using the online form below.

Current Volunteer Roles:


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
Click here for details of the volunteer role for ‘Community Connect’


Communications Administration
We’re looking for a volunteer to support the delivery of our communications by tracking website and social media activity and the distribution of printed communications that helps increase awareness, understanding and uptake of our services by individuals and local communities.
Volunteering commitment: 1-2 hours once a week
Click here for details of the volunteer role for ‘Communications Administration’


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 any questions about becoming a volunteer, please complete the online form below or send a general email to our Volunteer and Work Placements Coordinator, Sarah Knightley, at volunteers@sheffieldcarers.org.uk