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A Night of Fashion

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We’ve partnered with Blue Sky Fashion Shows to bring you a great and cheap evening, full of amazing deals on top range women’s clothing! Get something for yourself or even some of those last-minute Christmas pressies!

The night will be full of Designer High Street Store & Top Range Ladies Garments to be Sold at a Fraction of the Normal Price – There’s no obligation to buy, all items fully guaranteed, and there’s styles to suit all ages, sizes 8 – 22!

Taking place on Tuesday 11th December, 7pm (arrival at 6:45pm) at The Lescar Pub, on Sharrowvale Road.

It promises to be an exciting evening, full of clothes to last all year (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter). You’ll get amazing deals and raise funds for Sheffield Futures in the process!

 

Signed Sheffield Wednesday Shirt Up for Grabs!

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Volunteer Week – Michael’s Story

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It’s the last day of Volunteer Week 2018 and our last chance to celebrate and share the fantastic work that volunteers do for Sheffield Futures. From supporting young people in our youth clubs, to helping adults in the Job Shop, to chatting with the group that attend our Well Being Cafe, to fundraising, our volunteers graciously give their time, effort, energy and more! We couldn’t do it without you, so thank you!

Throughout this week, we’ve been sharing the personal stories from our volunteers, letting you know how they got involved, who they help and who’s benefited!

On the last day, we have Michael’s story to share with you. Michael is a volunteer at All Saints Youth Club. Since he began, he’s got stuck in and very much involved. This is his story…

I have been volunteering for just under half a year with Sheffield Futures at All Saints youth club. Previously, I was volunteering with Burngreave library, which caters to the whole community and includes activities specifically aimed at youth groups, like games clubs, homework clubs and also events, such as World Book Day, which focuses on young readers.

However, I was looking to focus on working solely with young people, so found out about Sheffield Futures and had an informal interview to see if they had a suitable volunteer position in the Burngreave area.

Luckily, Sheffield Futures does have a nearby youth club, All Saints, where I’ve been helping out weekly. We work in a relaxed atmosphere and play sports, like table tennis, basketball and pool, as well as computer games. I have been able to get to know the young people in the area and like being able to chat about anything they wish! 

There has been a string of crimes in the area over the last year and I believe youth clubs, such as All Saints, play an important role in reducing anti-social behaviour amongst young people, creating a sense of community instead of alienation. 

I am glad I have taken this opportunity to support the local community and hope to continue to work with young people. I would recommend to anyone with an interest in working with youth in Sheffield to contact Sheffield Futures, as they provide all the support required, regardless of previous youth work experience, to allow you to feel confident in working in this field!

 

If you want to make a difference and get involved with volunteering, you can find all our opportunities here!

Thank you for reading our amazing stories from our very own volunteers this week. We’re proud and honoured to have such a great volunteer team supporting us all the way! To anyone who’s interested in volunteering then we recommend just getting stuck in! It’s fun, beneficial and very rewarding!

Happy Volunteers Week!

Volunteer Week – Kimberley’s Story

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There may be only two days left of Volunteer Week 2018 but we’re still celebrating and sharing all the fantastic work that volunteers do for Sheffield Futures. From supporting young people in our youth clubs, to helping adults in the Job Shop, to chatting with the group that attend our Well Being Cafe, to fundraising, our volunteers graciously give their time, effort, energy and more! We couldn’t do it without you, so thank you!

This week, we’re sharing the personal stories from our volunteers, letting you know how they got involved, who they help and who’s benefited!

Today, we have Kimberley’s story to share with you. Kimberley is a trained Occupational Therapist and has been volunteering at our Well-being Cafe for some time now. This is her story…

 

A couple of years ago, as an Occupational Therapist student, I completed some work with a young people’s charity for those who are not in education, employment or training. Seeing the difference that such work can make to young lives, I wanted to continue my involvement where possible, and having moved back to Sheffield in October last year and seeing (via Twitter) that Sheffield Futures were starting a new Well-being Cafe, I got in touch to see if I could volunteer! The process was really seamless and all the programmes and groups were explained so I could decide where I felt my skills would be best suited! 

I now volunteer once fortnightly at the Door 43 Well-being Cafe. In my volunteer role, I hand out cake and warm drinks, take part in activities alongside the young people attending, and have a chat or lend an ear if needed. 

The cafe does a great job of combining a friendly and welcoming atmosphere with engaging activities, centred around mental health and well-being. It provides an opportunity for young people to have a safe space to openly discuss strategies for maintaining mental well-being.

This has been my first volunteering role and I’m thoroughly enjoying my time spent at the cafe and helping out where I can with the group that do such a grand job! (Although I think my arts and craft skills needs some more practice!!)

 

If you want to make a difference and get involved with volunteering, you can find all our opportunities here!

Check back tomorrow, the last day of Volunteer Week 2018, to read another amazing and inspiring story!

Volunteer Week – Sara’s Story

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Volunteer Week 2018 is on-going and we’re celebrating all the fantastic work that volunteers do for Sheffield Futures. From supporting young people in our youth clubs, to helping adults in the Job Shop, to chatting with the group that attend our Well Being Cafe, to fundraising, our volunteers graciously give their time, effort, energy and more! We couldn’t do it without you, so thank you!

This week, we’re sharing the personal stories from our volunteers, letting you know how they got involved, who they help and who’s benefited!

Today, we have Sara’s story to share with you. Sara started at Sheffield Futures supporting our Careers team at the Job Shop drop in. This is her story…

 

Having had 6 years away from working as a fully trained careers adviser, I felt I wanted to explore returning to a similar role. Volunteering seemed a good opportunity, not only to help others but also to gain an insight into how the job landscape had changed.

I made contact with the Volunteer Officer at Sheffield Futures and, soon after, I was presented with an opportunity as a volunteer Adult Careers Adviser for the Job Shop. I started volunteering for Sheffield Futures one day a week, offering support, advice and guidance to adults seeking employment. Meeting clients, exploring their career ideas and offering support with job searches were the main tasks undertaken in this role.

I really enjoyed my time volunteering with Sheffield Futures and felt that the clients I worked with appreciated the time I spent with them, whilst supporting them back into employment. I gained a great deal of valuable experience which helped me build my confidence, having spent such a long time out of the business.

Whilst volunteering, the opportunity to work as a Careers Adviser for the Schools Team became available.

I went for an interview and was offered a job!

I started work as a schools Careers Adviser two days a week. I also hope to continue to offer the volunteering team more support as and when I can. I’m very thankful for the opportunities I’ve been offered so far!

 

If you want to make a difference and get involved with volunteering, you can find all our opportunities here!

Check back tomorrow to read another amazing and inspiring story!

Volunteer Week – Traci’s Story

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It’s Volunteer Week 2018 and we want to celebrate all the fantastic work that volunteers do for Sheffield Futures. From supporting young people in our youth clubs, to helping adults in the Job Shop, to chatting with the group that attend our Well Being Cafe, to fundraising, our volunteers graciously give their time, effort, energy and more! We couldn’t do it without you, so thank you!

This week, we want to share the personal stories from our volunteers, letting you know how they got involved, who they help and who’s benefited!

Today, we have Traci’s story to share with you. Traci has been volunteering at one of our youth clubs for over a year now! This is her story…

 

 

I have been volunteering for Sheffield Futures, at Wincobank Village Hall Youth Club, for about a year now. I had always wanted to work with young people and, living so close by, I invested some time researching whether or not they would be holding a youth club there, when the Village Hall was opened. I was put in touch with Sheffield Futures at Star House where I went for an informal meeting to discuss what they were looking for and what I was hoping to get out of it.

Previously, I volunteered as an Appropriate Adult but at that time, about a year ago, I felt I wanted to be more involved in the “fun” aspect of working with young people. Since then, I have volunteered at Wincobank Youth Club once a week and I have got to know the local young people who come on a regular basis and, although I have now moved out of the area, I still try to get there when I can. 

We have lots of discussions about how these young people get on at school and at home, what they like to get up to in their spare time whilst listening to music and playing board games and computer games (and eating sweets). 

I would recommend volunteering with young people to anyone who wants to make a difference. Just be there to listen because, sometimes, that’s all they want. 

 

If you want to make a difference and get involved with volunteering, you can find all our opportunities here!

Check back tomorrow to read another amazing and inspiring story!

Sheffield Futures Northern Soul and Motown Night

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Saturday 9th June 2018 – 9pm

The Three Merry lads pub are hosting a fantastic Northern Soul and Motown night in support of Sheffield Futures, giving young people the future they deserve!

The Three Merry Lads pub can be found at 610 Redmires Road, S10 4LJ

It will be an all vinyl music night in conjunction with Right Track Soul Club!

There’s free car parking, free entry and a great raffle with some fantastic prizes (so remember to bring cash)! Food is served until 8pm.

There’s no need to book, so just come along.

 

For more information, please email fundraising@sheffieldfutures.org.uk

Jumble Sale – 23rd May!

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We’re hosting another amazing Jumble Sale on Wednesday 23rd May!

Our Jumble Sale takes place between 3pm – 6pm at our fantastic youth club, Earl Marshall, which you can find on

Heathcote Street, Sheffield, S4 7UR!

Make sure to come along where you can find lots of hidden treasures, from clothes, shoes and bags, to homeware, books and DVDs!

All for just £1 or less!

All the money we raise will go towards our continued services, so we can provide the young people of Sheffield with the future they deserve!

 

If you require any further information then please get in touch at Fundraising@sheffieldfutures.org.uk

The Sheffield 10K!

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The Sheffield 10K will soon be upon us and Sheffield Futures are ready to join in on the fun and get running!

 

This year, the Sheffield 10K takes place on Sunday 24th September and will continue along the same route set last year. The run takes you along Ecclesall road, around the back of Endcliffe park, down Brocco bank and back into town – a doddle!

Sheffield Futures staff, volunteers and supporters are getting their SF running kits on, lacing up their trainers and training to face the 10K challenge so they can raise money to support the young people of Sheffield who need it most!

If you’d like to support our amazing athletes taking the challenge and help to raise money so that we can continue supporting young people with professional and personal development, then please click here! Every donation, large or small, goes a long way!

Alternatively, if you’d like to join us and run the 10K yourself then please get in touch at Funraising@Sheffieldfutures.org.uk

We can support you with your fundraising every step of the way. We can even provide you with your very own Sheffield Futures running t-shirt, water bottle, gym back and fundraising kit!

On your marks, get set, go!

Jumble Sale – 25th July – Division Street

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Jumble Sale

JUMBLE SALE! Tuesday 25th July at 1pm – 7pm
Sheffield Futures, Star House, 43 Division St, S1 4GE

Sheffield Futures are hosting our second Jumble Sale, which will include a large variety of fantastic clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and trinkets – on sale all day!

Come down and find yourself lots of hidden gems and bargains!

All funds raised will help Sheffield Futures to transform lives and create positive futures.

We hope to see you there on Tuesday 25th July!

 

 

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