As a valued volunteer you provide vital support to St Luke’s for which we are very grateful.
During these uncertain times you will be spending much of your time at home or perhaps self-isolating, protecting yourself from the virus. But we're still here for you...
We have prepared this information page, which we will update regularly.
Keep well and safe – we will see you again when it is safe to welcome you back into your volunteering role!
The teams have created the video below to remind all our volunteers how grateful we are, this Volunteer’s week (1-7 June 2020).
Official guidance and advice
Please follow the UK Government's latest advice:
Official online COVID-19 Facebook group
The World Health Organisation WhatsApp group.
Add this number to your contact list, +41 79 893 18 92. Start a chat in WhatsApp by typing "join". It will display a simple menu and you can navigate by typing in the relevant number corresponding to the information you want to receive regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Official volunteering groups
- Voluntary Action Sheffield ( VAS)
Get in touch with your local community support group to see if you can help locally and to register your need for help if you are isolating.
Support on offer
- Acorn is encouraging people to flag up their need for help and then be connected with a volunteer.
Please click on the pink writing below to access the links.
Things to keep you busy
For existing volunteers, you can still access the full suite of Bluestream training modules, including:
- Working in Charity Shops
- Moving and Handling
- Hand Hygiene
- Customer Care
- Safeguarding Adults L1– maybe depending on role plus
- Information Governance
- Equality and Diversity
- Dementia awareness
Please contact Leah Smith for assistance with logging in to your account.
Headspace are offering some meditations for free during the pandemic.
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Sign up to take part in this virtual choir that sing together online every Friday.
Click the image below to sign up.
Pete McKee's drawing workshops
Click on the image below to join Pete every Wednesday afternoon for his weekly 'Cartoon Workshop for Beginners'.
Take part in these online sessions from the Clifford House team.
The college is offering short courses in Retail, Team Leading, Warehousing and Business Administration for volunteers aged 19+.
All the short courses can be completed online with telephone/email support. Contact Lisa Ede on 07973 686 749 or [email protected].
The Growth Company supports individuals to gain meaningful employment and build a foundation on which to improve quality of life.
They are offering online, knowledge-based courses with full support from the Assessor.
- Lean Organisation Management Techniques
- CACHE Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
- Principles of Customer Service
- Principles of Business Administration
- Level 1 Certificate in Digital Skills (online only)
- Understanding Retail Operations
- Warehousing and Storage
- CACHE Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection
- Certificate in Employability Skills
To enquire please call Matt Cookson on 0114 292 2391.
have lots more ideas!
Get in touch
Telephone: 0114 273 7009
Email: [email protected]
Winners of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
This prestigious award recognises our wonderful Volunteers who since 1971 have shown true dedication to help Sheffield people affected by terminal illness.
Winners of the Sheffield Volunteering Award 2018
The Sheffield Volunteering Award is awarded to an 'exemplary organisation working with volunteers'. It recognises the impact that volunteers make on an organisation, as well as the benefits of volunteering for those who take part.