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A Citywide celebration of Creative Volunteers

Sheffield Community Makers was a partner project aiming to make volunteering in the creative sector better.


This was a two-year collaboration between Sheffield Arts Charity Ignite Imaginations and Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS), supported by the Volunteering Futures Fund, with a common aim to make volunteering in the creative sector better in the City. It brought together creative and community organisations across Sheffield to develop a city-wide initiative that championed creative volunteering. The initiative aimed to support people facing access barriers to prepare for volunteering and built local capacity to create accessible volunteering roles. This effort resulted in over 400 people applying for roles in the city.


With the aim to create a network of creative volunteers who would feel connected, able to meet new people and learn new skills, a programme of FREE training and networking was hosted to create long lasting skills, experiences and connections. 

Sheffield Community Makers - An Exhibition

We Are All Makers - Volunteer Edition


Voluntary Action Sheffield

Community Organisations

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Zest Family Voice | Sheffield Wednesday FC Community Programme | VAS | Flourish | City of Sanctuary | Broomhall Centre | Manor and Castle Development Trust

Yorkshire Artspace | Montgomery Theatre | Growtheatre | Site Gallery | Sheffield Museums Ignite Imaginations |  Arts Catalyst | Artworks | Under the stars | Stand and be Counted | Voz Theatre | Sheffield Music School | Hybrid 3| 


Funded by:

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery Through Arts Council England

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