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Something worthwhile to do?

Volunteer Centre Sheffield just launched a new website to promote volunteering in the city.

Click to visit the site!

The site offers a range of information and advice for people wanting to volunteer, organisations that use or want to use volunteers, and for employers who are supporting their employees to volunteer. There are case studies from current volunteers, details for forthcoming events, and an interactive members’ area for individuals and organisations to exchange information, share resources and discuss good practice and developments.

Volunteer Centre Manager, Julia South, said: “The website is a great additional resource for the team in our role supporting individuals and organisations with volunteering. We hope that it will become an indispensable tool.”

Strategic Volunteering Manager at VAS, Claire Walsh, said: “Sheffield Volunteer Centre already does a great job in matching local people up with volunteering opportunities and advising volunteer-involving organisations on how best to engage and support their volunteers. This exciting new website will enable everyone with an interest in volunteering in Sheffield to discover exactly how they can benefit from their help, as well as interacting with other like-minded people on its notice-board. I would urge everyone in Sheffield to take a peek!”

Predictable political puff

NW Sheffield News joined approximately 75 representatives from community and voluntary groups all across Sheffield yesterday at Voluntary Action Sheffield as they “met the candidates” standing in the General Election.

Nick Warren, Chief Executive of VAS, was largely non-partisan as he chaired proceedings which started off with a 10-minute presentation from each of three Prospective Parliamentary Candidates:

Three candidates and a chair

After their presentations – mostly revolving around their own experiences of voluntary work (Blomfield’s hint at covert work in South Africa for the ANC being the most interesting) – there were a number of pre-chosen questions that centered on immigration, housing, role of voluntary-sector organisations in delivering public services, adult education and active citizenship. Continue reading