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Exciting updates from Sheffield Community Makers

Sheffield Community Makers is a partner project aiming to make volunteering in the creative sector better. We are really keen to reach people who are brand new to volunteering, those that might not have considered creative volunteering before or those that feel they are not well-represented in the arts. Check out the latest news below:

1) Volunteer Open Day – Sign up now

This month, we’re hosting a volunteer open day and creative session. Free training exclusively for Sheffield Community Makers Volunteers and this session welcomes those interested in a volunteering role. Come along to learn all about the exciting Sheffield Community Makers project and get to know some of the other volunteers involved. We’ll also be chatting about volunteering in general, what motivates us and how we can have a great volunteering experience. Enjoy a creative lantern making session as part of the morning as well, developing your creative skills with one of Ignite Imaginations' artists.

We can cover your travel costs; claim up to £8.80 per day (mileage 0.45p/mile, bike travel 0.25p/mile and public transport costs). Keep receipts or record of your journey, we will take a photo and pay cash on the day for your journey there and back home. If you need further support to attend the session please get in touch on or call 0114 268 6813.

Limited places are available, please book to secure your spot!

2) We're recruiting for the role of We Are All Makers Project Coordinator!

The aim of this new role is to develop, organise and facilitate a creative course for adults, with a focus on skill enhancement, knowledge building and establishing connections to the cultural sector in Sheffield. The course will be delivered through interactive creative workshops, visits to local organisations, and volunteer placements for all participants. This program is specially designed for adults who may have faced challenges in accessing similar opportunities before. Our goal is to provide a pathway for individuals to feel confident and prepared to take on new creative opportunities, connect with others, and become a part of Sheffield's cultural community. This program caters to people who are at the beginning of their creative journey, those who have taken a break and want to regain their confidence, or those who have had difficulty accessing the cultural sector due to various barriers. Find out more here:

3) We’re launching our Autumn Volunteering

Watch this space as we’ll soon be launching our Autumn Volunteering Campaign. We’ve got a variety of creative roles available and you can find out more here:

"There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees–as if we are all to be allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again."

– Ruth Ahmed


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