Why Volunteer?

SOAR’s Volunteering Team runs a series of placements and activities aimed at empowering local residents, to learn new skills, make friends and to enable their progression into employment.

What’s involved?

All activities are co-produced by both staff, volunteer and clients in mind, and range from Befriending, Administration, and Mental Health support to leading Chronic Pain and Women’s Only Support groups.

What else do I need to know?

Any volunteer signed up has an assigned worker who will undertake a full induction and support them on an ongoing basis with supervision and coaching, access to relevant training and expenses covered.

SOAR has been awarded Sheffield Volunteering Standard so volunteers can be assured that they remain well supported and at the heart of SOAR services.

Who can be a volunteer?

  • Anyone aged over 18
  • Those wanting to support local people with social isolation

What types of volunteers are there?

  • Core Champions
  • Age Better
  • Recovery Coaches
  • Early Years

What type of activities will I be involved with?

  • Supporting to set up groups that promote health and wellbeing
  • 121 support to participants such as accompanying them to an activity
  • Exploring ways for clients to meet new people
  • Supporting local GP practices to signpost clients to other health services
  • Supporting social café users with encouraging participation

Current Opportunities:

Age Better volunteers

Are you aged 50+? Would you like to help older people who are experiencing social isolation? By becoming an Age Better volunteer with SOAR you can help people to reconnect with their local community through one-to-one support or group activities. If you can give a few hours a week to support somebody experiencing loneliness then let us know.

Early Years volunteers

Early years volunteers support pregnant women and families in their local children’s centre and community. Full training and support is given by Homestart to ensure that the role is rewarding and fun.

SOAR Activity Directory

Download this month’s Activity Directory for detailed information on weekly activities and volunteer led groups.

For more information or a casual chat please contact one of our Volunteering Team on 0114 213 4065 or email volunteering@soarcommunity.org.uk