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Volunteering with Hallam Union holds partnerships with over 70 organisations across Sheffield for students to volunteer with. In 2012/13 Hallam students volunteered over 13,000 hours! Here’s what just a few of our community partners had to say about their hard work.
“The students have worked hard to be creative with their fundraising and we at Under the Stars were overwhelmed with how much they managed to raise. We had nearly 400 people come to the event, at a venue we can’t normally afford to hire. Feedback from our clubbers was very positive - ‘Best one yet’ ‘Thank you Hallam Students’ ‘Rock on’” Ruth Parrot, Business Manager, Under the Stars, 2013.
The Under the Stars volunteers raised £530 through two fundraisers at Sheffield Hallam, which they planned and organised themselves. This money helped Under the Stars hold a Spring Ball for over 400 adults with learning disabilities.
“Over the past few years, many students from Sheffield Hallam University have volunteered with ESCAL to broaden their knowledge in terms of school practice, and even strengthen their own confidence levels. Volunteers play such an important role within the city, offering much needed support to our pupils. What a remarkable and outstanding contribution to the city wide strategy, striving to support literacy and speech and language of all children and young people” Faye Jeffrey, ESCAL Volunteering, 2013.
ESCAL provide two volunteer opportunities; ‘Reading Volunteers’ and ‘Talking Volunteers’. In which students are allocated to a local Sheffield school to attend for half an hour-hour each week to work with children. Full training and inductions are provided beforehand to ensure all volunteers feel confident and prepared before starting.
“The volunteers at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service announced by Buckingham Palace on June 2nd. (One of two recipients in South Yorkshire). This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the United Kingdom. It recognises excellence and outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time to helping others in the community. We have over 120 volunteers, some of whom are students from Sheffield Hallam University, who complement the work of the staff of the Trust so effectively and together contribute to the wonderful facility that is Whirlow Hall Farm Trust” Alison Armes, Volunteer Coordinator, 2013.
Whirlow Hall Farm Trust are a Sheffield charity who provide hands on volunteer opportunities working in their vineyard, conserving the farm, growing fruit and veg, working in the farm shop, events and fundraising, tour guides and many more! With all produce sold in the Farm Shop going to support the charity.
“It’s always great hosting the S7 Food Heaven project at our school, the kids and not forgetting myself really enjoyed working with all the volunteers. Just wanted to say a big thank you, to you and all your team for all the work you put in to the project” Kurshid Ahmed, Nether Edge Teacher 2012-13
“Please pass on our thanks to all your volunteers for the hard work and time they gave to the project. The children had a lovely time and are sorry not to be carrying on every Thursday ‘forever’ as one child put it. Thanks once again. They were a great team” Sue Atkinson, Sharrow Primary School 2012-13
The children at Sharrow Primary were also impressed and had the following to say:
“We had a lovely time and the food was yummy.” and “They were kind and we learn’t lots of different things. I made some of the things at home and my mum loved it.”
The S7 Food Heaven volunteers plan, fundraise and deliver fun nutrition workshops to two local Sheffield Schools; Sharrow Primary and Nether Edge Primary School. This year they managed to secure £350 sponsorship for the project through Birdseye and delivered one session a week in each school for six weeks. Workshops included: smoothie making, healthy pitta pizzas, flapjacks, and much more!
A Moment of Significance was an exhibition organised by volunteers on 2012 – 2013 Artfelt team. Working with The Children’s Hospital Charity’s Artfelt programme, students were given the opportunity to manage all aspects of the exhibition. Working on production to marketing, they gained a valuable insight into public art and the benefits this has for patients of the hospital.
Choosing the theme of childhood memories, students from across the creative disciplines were invited to produce artwork based on a turning point, breakthrough or achievement in their lives. This resulted in an exhibition which provided an interesting comparison between students looking back at their childhood and the patients still within in it.
The collaboration also allowed students to manage art workshops, working with patients from across several wards at The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield. The nature of sessions within a hospital environment gave students only a brief period of time with which to work with each patient; creating art within a significant moment of its own.
You can find out more and see some photos of the exhibition here.
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