At South Yorkshire Housing Association we’re passionate about volunteering. It doesn’t matter whether you can spare a day or an hour – you can make a massive difference to someone’s life.
There are loads of benefits to volunteering. If you’re looking for work, volunteering looks great on a CV and research has proven that you’re more likely to get a job if you’ve volunteered in the past.
Volunteering can also have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing by getting you out and about, meeting new people and making new friends. In 2016 we set a goal of reaching 5,000 hours of volunteering, and our amazing volunteers smashed it, giving 6, 332 hours of their time – and we’re aiming for even more in 2017.
We offer a range of volunteering opportunities, so whatever your skills or interest, we’ve got a role for you.
Unfortunately there aren’t any vacancies that match your criteria, why not sign up for email alerts on our careers home page so that you are the first to know about our available roles?
It was a really rewarding experience working as a volunteer for SYHA, which has ultimately led to me getting a job with the organisation.
Before I started volunteering I was claiming Housing Benefit and Job Seekers Allowance. Thanks to the experience I gained volunteering I felt confident enough to apply for a job and I’m now supporting myself.
I’d recommend to anyone who is struggling to find work, or has free time or their hands to just have a look what opportunities are out there – you never know where it may take you!
Jamie Popplewell | Finance Administration Officer