Early Years Volunteers Wanted

If you are interested in working with young children and families, are friendly and have good listening skills, we have volunteer opportunities that may be just what you are looking for!

SOAR is looking to recruit volunteers who are residents, or people who have local knowledge of High Green, Firth Park and Wincobank, to offer their time to assist in Angram Bank, Firth Park and Brightside Family Centres. Induction training and support will be provided throughout your volunteer experience.

Welcome to SOAR

Here at SOAR, we are constantly evolving and changing in the pursuit of excellence. To help achieve this, our recruitment processes are about getting the right people, to fit the right posts.

We’ve had a busy month so far and are welcoming Aidan Kettleborough, Ellen Summers and Rose Batty.

Aidan Kettleborough – Employment Advisor

Getting My Steps in for Move More Month!

In celebration of #MoveMoreMonth2019, we caught up with SOARs Move More Ambassador, Julie Moore, on her lovely walk to work and why walking is so good for you!

I thought I would share my lovely walk to work this morning; these photos are on the edge of Parson Cross, showing the Trans Pennine trail route. I’m wanting to encourage everyone to get out in the fresh air and make the most of the sunshine, take note of surroundings, look up at the blue sky, smell the Lavender plant and take in the vibrant colours on my short 20-minute walk to work.

SOAR Works Tenant Profile – Driver Hire Sheffield

SOAR Works is home to a varied range of businesses and organisations, all contributing to one of the most vibrant workspaces around!

This month, we find out more about one of our tenants, Driver Hire Sheffield.

Driver Hire Sheffield is part of a nationwide network of more than 100 offices providing recruitment and training services to the transport and logistics industry.

National Writing Day – Everyone Has a Story to Tell

National Writing Day June 26th is an annual celebration of writing! Designed to inspire people across the UK to get writing. The message is simple: everyone has a story to tell and sharing it can be a source of pleasure and power.

Are you a budding writer or interested in getting started? Join us at SOAR Works Wednesday 26th June where together we can become the next Shakespeare, or J.K. Rowling and write a masterpiece, or short story.

Concord Park Takeover

Concord Park was the place to be this Summer half term! Joining forces with Playful Anywhere and Sanctuary Housing, there was a Playbox full of exciting goodies, including magic, graffiti art, hula hoops, table tennis, spaces domes and more. We caught up with Claire Davis (Community Facilitator) to find out more.

This summer half term was fantastic fun, with over 150 people coming along to the Playbox. We welcomed a variety of ages, with people finding out via Facebook, mums’ network and poster/flyers. As a free 5-day event, one Grandma said “it’s been great fun and has saved me about £80 on entertaining the grand kids.

June is Move More Month

Dust off your trainers, pull out your sweatbands and find out how you can #MoveMore

Who is Move More?

Move More wants Sheffield to become the most active city in the UK by 2020. It is a Sheffield-wide strategy that is being delivered by partners across the city to create a culture of physical activity to improve the population’s health. Throughout the month of June, everyone is encouraged to move more and commit to being physically active. Celebrating Move More Month is fun and easy!

Roma/Slovak Weight Loss Group Success!

March 2019 saw the launch of a 4-week weight loss group for Roma/Slovak ladies. Working in collaboration with Page Hall Medical Centre, SOARs SCID Team and Firvale Community, we caught up with Beverley Cross (SOAR Health Trainer) to find out more.

The objective was simple; a 4-week weight loss group for Roma/ Slovak ladies. Referrals came from Page hall medical center to SOAR and triaged to the Health Trainer. As the Health Trainer, I had the opportunity to work with Yasmin from SOARs SCID Team and Silvia (Volunteer Interpreter) who volunteers for Rhona Sanders at Firvale Community Hub.

With the right help, anything is possible!

SOAR is proud of the hard work our staff and volunteers put into helping other people, whether it’s finding employment, getting the benefits you’re entitled to, getting fit or getting out and about!

We’ve had some fantastic results recently, and the people involved have agreed to let us share their stories to show others just what is possible with the right help.