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‘I have developed my leadership skills significantly through volunteering as a Project Leader on the Autism related befriending project Igloo.’ Dan Hodson – Igloo Project Leader 2011-12
‘Volunteering has let me gain experience in areas that will help me with future employment related to my degree.’ Naomi Pattem – Equal opps officer on the Volunteer standing committee 2011-12 / Interact Volunteer 2010-12
‘We volunteered initially because we thought it was a good use of our spare time at university and knew that the union offered a lot of opportunities. We volunteered as project leaders as we thought it was a good way to use the skills we had learnt as a volunteer in a way which could develop them for future use in the workplace.’ Rose & Rebecca - Green Team Project Leader’s 2011-12
‘Volunteering has been a great experience which has prepared me for the future with the skills I have developed. Ultimately, it has been great fun and I have met many inspirational people.’ Alex Tate Event Officer – Volunteer standing committee 2009-10 & 2011-12
‘I decided to become a volunteer in order to gain valuable experience within the field of work I am interested in. Being a volunteer also allows me to give something back and receive a sense of accomplishment’ Megan McTiffin – Learning for the fourth age volunteer 2011-12. Fundraising & Events Officer on VSC 2012-13
‘I volunteered to make a difference but I gained so many skills and new friends along the way.’ Hannah Robinson – Marketing and Communications officer Volunteer Standing committee 2011-12
‘I enjoyed getting involved, making friends and making a difference. It has helped me develop my skills and confidence and to become a more employable person.’ Cherry Buckley – Team Support Rep – Volunteer standing Committee 2011-12 & Once upon a Time Project leader 2010-11
‘I volunteered to help make a positive difference and work as part of a team of people to do new and exciting things’ Aaron Millward Discovery Lab Volunteer 2011-12 and Chair of the Volunteering Standing Committee 2012/2013
‘ Volunteering made me feel like I was making a difference to somebody else’s life. I made loads of friends and have some great memories.’ Josh Chapman – Monday Club Volunteer 2010-12
All of our projects are specifically designed to meet the needs of students and staff at Sheffield Hallam University and to fit in with the academic year. There are loads of different opportunities ranging from organising exercise sessions for older people to helping young children develop language and literacy skills in school, and you will be fully supported by a staff member all the way. We are committed to equal opportunities and strive to ensure that our projects are inclusive to all and meet a variety of community needs.
If you want to chat about any of the opportunities on offer or any project ideas you may have, please call us on (0114) 225 5005, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or pop in to our office in the Activities Pod, The HUBS. If you know which opportunity you’d like to take part in, you could even fill in the application form in advance and bring it with you, or email it in.
If you’d like to be a team project leader, find out more information or fill in the project leader form. You can always chat to your staff support member for advice and support.
We look forward to hearing from you!