Get Involved

Get involved

We make it easy to use your skills, knowledge, passions and time to make a difference to the lives of others.

Help at a project:

For those who want to make a tentative start to volunteering, they can do an hour at a time and build their confidence.

It could be something simple like joining our litter-picking group or a gardening session, cooking meals as a team or helping tidy up after an event. We encourage everyone to get involved something even if they are not sure, because it always feels good to do work that needs to be done.

Come and see us for a chat about what you like to do. contact us

Organise a group:

Groups are great for people to share whatever they are passionate about. Organising a group doesn't mean you're the expert or teacher, but you like to bring people together. If you have an idea for a new group, contact us. Examples of groups are Knitting, Photography, Art for Wellbeing, Creative Writing, Music, Card Making ect.

Run a Class:

Classes have a structured programme of learning and a teacher with a particular skill or knowledge. It could be a one-off workshop or a regular series. If you have an idea for a Class, please ask contact us. Examples of Classes are Zumba, Watercolour, Guitar, Spanish ect.

Refer your client here: Referrals 

Lead a project:

For those who want a challenge and to take some responsibility, we need people who are prepared to organise and coordinate events and activities.

Our leadership roles don't require full-time commitment, but may involve three to four hours per week. Have a look at the following role descriptions and our projects. then contact us for a chat.

  FoodCycle Hub Leader 

 Communal Workshop Supervisor 

 Speak English Facilitator 

 Growing Session Supervisor 

 Beyond Beauty Event Organiser 

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CookHouse Hub Leader

Our CookHouse Projects allow volunteers to collect surplus donated food and cook and serve a tasty and nutritious meal to anyone in the community. The aim is to reduce food waste, and address food poverty and social isolation.

CookHouse Hub Leaders are the inspirational volunteers that manage our Hubs every week and keep them cooking.

However, being a Hub Leader is about much more than just running the Hub’s cooking sessions; our Hub Leaders take the lead in running all aspects of their local project, from co-ordinating volunteers, managing relationships with food donors, and community fundraising, to community engagement, marketing, PR and social media.

Skills & Attributes Required

  • leadership skills, to inspire and lead other volunteers at your Hub.

  • strong listening and teamwork skills – Hub Leaders work with a wide range of volunteers and guests, many of whom will be vulnerable.

  • strong verbal and written communication.

  • reliable and organised – the project will depends on the Hub Leaders to run each week.

  • be able to take the initiative and innovate to keep developing and growing the Hub.


Workshop Supervisor

Our communal workshop is called St Mary's Mesters. It is a place to share tools, skills and resources. It's aim is to promote well-being through purposeful activities; re-imagining waste materials and refurbishing.


This role involves the shared leadership of the workshop, taking responsibility for a session of 3 to 4 hours.

Skills and Attributes required:

  • Confident in talking to people,

  • General DIY and woodworking skills,

  • Practical common sense,

  • A commitment to health and saftey,

  • An interest in supporting and encouraging people in whatever they want to do.


English Teacher / Facilitator


Our Speak English Programme involves informal adult ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

The sessions allow people to practice their English skills, facilitated by volunteers. It is an informal environment which promotes confidence, encourages learning and helps with basic literacy in English. 

This role involves using creative learning methods to facilitate learners to develop their English in everyday situations.

Skills and attributes required:

  • Excellent communication skills,

  • An interest in people from different cultures,

  • Good planning and organising skills,

  • Flexibility and ability to use initiative.

Main tasks:

Facilitate sessions with small groups of learners,

Enthuse learners and promote a supportive learning environment,

Share skills and best practice,

Support assistant volunteer facilitators to improve.

We run sessions in several venues across Sheffield.

If want to ease into this role the sessions at St Mary's on Bramall Lane are a good start.

If you are confident of your teaching skills and able to hold a classroom of adult learners on your own, we have satellite sessions which may be more of a challenge but very rewarding.

Please get in touch with us to chat about what you'd like to do. 

Growing Session Supervisor

Our Growing Projects allow volunteers to grow organic food utilising raised bed in un-used city spaces, from Church Yards to front yards. We want to celebrate growing as an accessible , inclusive and social activity.


This role involves the shared leadership of a growing project, organising sessions and encouraging un-skilled volunteers.

Skills and Attributes required:

  • Confident in talking to people,

  • Specific knowledge of vegetable growing,

  • Able to organise a group of 5 un-skilled volunteers,

  • A commitment to health and safety,

  • An interest in contributing to a shared vision for the place that includes the people involved and the produce.


Beyond Beauty Project

Event Organiser


Our Beyond Beauty project allows people to connect and forge relationships through sharing stories, rituals and traditions of beauty. Going beyond cosmetic value, we aim to support positive mental health and well-being.

Skills and attributes required:

  • Confident in talking to people,

  • Creativity in engaging people who may be vulnerable or isolated,

  • Able to use initiative and plan sessions,

  • Have a passions for reaching out to women of all cultures.