With over 400 older people live in Sheffcare homes, our volunteer challenge is to attract kind, caring people to become volunteers in our care homes across the city.     

Our volunteers engage with our Residents to provide social interaction and a wide range of stimulating activities which supplement  the activities our employees provide.

Our volunteers can donate their time in any way they can, it may be minutes or hours, weeks or months leading to years.  Any time given will make a real difference to our Residents.

Volunteers help bring the community back into our resident’s worlds. Some residents don’t have living friends or family and nearly all welcome additional company, which is where volunteers can make a meaningful difference to people living at Sheffcare care homes though befriending and taking part in activities.

For more information about our volunteering programme email us at volunteering.admin@sheffcare.co.uk or see our vacancies here.

Volunteers receive training for their role and there are opportunities for further development, such as initiatives and projects that will add to the volunteering experience.

We are interested in our volunteer’s views and opinions and by sharing these there is the chance to influence and develop our volunteer programme.

Volunteering is very much a two way process and many volunteers get great satisfaction from the time they invest and by giving back to society.  They often gain a sense of achievement and they may developing friendships and attachments to our residents. It often helps develop confidence and communication skills.

If you are looking for a career in health and social care this type of volunteering can be invaluable and enhance your CV.  There is the possibility of volunteering leading onto paid employment for the right person, as we have a pathway from volunteering in to paid work.

In addition we welcome volunteers to enhance our gardens and outside spaces. We welcome people who will tidy and trim plants and borders and raised beds, do some planting and maybe even give us ideas of the best and most attractive plants to buy or to give our fences and gates and outside furniture a fresh coat of paint or stain.

The volunteer programme also generates paperwork and volunteer admin posts are sometimes available. This voluntary role helps us engage with more volunteers.  The more volunteers we have the greater difference we make.

We are inclusive in our approach to volunteering and we welcome one and all to consider and explore these exciting opportunities.

TestimonialsSee what our volunteers say about Sheffcare

Call us today on: 0114 2808888 to find out more!

and speak to one of our friendly team to discuss the right home for you or your loved one.