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We involve volunteers

Volunteer Centre Sheffield is here to support you with involving volunteers. There can be real magic when volunteering is well managed, with everyone benefitting. We’re here to help you find volunteers, support you with good practice and link you in to the network of local support.

Sheffield Volunteer Standard

If you are involving volunteers, apply for the Sheffield Volunteer Standard, a locally developed quality mark recognising good practice in volunteer management. 

Advertise your roles

Advertising your roles is a service we offer free of charge but we do have minimum quality standards that we expect from organisations. This is to ensure that volunteers will be safe, supported and benefit from volunteering.

See our advertise roles page for more information.

Roles are advertised on our website, in our monthly e-bulletin and at the drop-in sessions.
Trustee roles can also be advertised here. See our Recruiting Trustees page.

Good practice Resources

We can support you with the development of good practice through direct face to face support and written guides e.g. DBS, Expenses, Insurance or our Nuts and Bolts guide to developing inclusive roles.


The Volunteer Centre facilitates the development of good practice in volunteering through learning from the many organisations we work with. Our forums are a great place to keep updated, network and get peer support.

To sign up to our mailing list join the linkedIn group or get dates for the forums click here.


Voluntary Action Sheffield delivers a number of training courses providing guidance on how voluntary organisations can work with volunteers effectively. 
New Volunteer Management Qualifications-VAS is offering a new online distance learning course in Volunteer Management.  Participants learn at a place and pace to suit the learner.  You will get support from a dedicated online tutor, full web-based course materials and additional resources. For details of our courses click here.

Support from the team

If you have any questions about volunteering or volunteer management see our Good Practice guides or contact us and we will be happy to help.
If you are setting up a new programme, new to managing volunteers or new in your post you can book in a 1-1 meeting with the Centre Manager.

Advertise news and events items on our website

We are happy to promote your news and events on our website to help raise the profile of your work. To do this, please complete and return this News and Events Document to