Update: Closing date extended to Friday 18th June 2021

We are currently looking for a number of volunteers to help deliver our services for children and young people in the Sheffield area.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain practical experience of working with children, particularly for anyone looking to secure a job in this field. It's also a great way to give something back to your local community.

As a volunteer you'll be a valued part of our team. We offer an in-house training programme before you go on to support children, young people and their families, share their stories, learn about healthy relationships, and build resilience for their future. Due to the nature of our work, volunteering with Haven may include evening and weekend sessions as required.

There are 3 different roles available and we encourage you to carefully read through the information below to learn more about our work. Whether you are interested in one specific area of support or a combination of roles, we'd love to hear from you.

CandYP Support Volunteer

Children and Young People (CandYP) is one of our core programmes, working with both children and their safe parent to reflect on their experiences of domestic abuse. We're looking for volunteers to help prepare resources, complete assessment forms and support our practitioners with session planning and delivery. As a volunteer, you'll learn more about how the project is delivered and may go on to deliver sessions on your own.

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Downloadable document: CandYP support volunteer role

Group Support Assistant

Our volunteers help us to deliver a variety of group programmes for children and young people. In this role, you'll be supporting our practitioners to gather and prepare resources for the session, arrange travel for young people and assist in delivering the group activities.

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Downloadable document: Group support assistant volunteer role

Volunteer Mentor - Children & Young People

Our volunteer mentors support individual children and young people who have been identified by practitioners as needing additional help. This includes meeting them prior to groups starting to reduce their anxiety, arranging to go for a coffee, or offering other activities to build confidence and self esteem.

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Downloadable document: Volunteer mentor role

How to apply

Please complete the application form below and return it via email to [email protected] by midnight on Friday 18th June 2021.

Successful applicants will be invited to our volunteer training course on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June 2021. This will be an in-person event, held between 9.30am and 4.30pm at a central Sheffield location to be confirmed with lunch and travel expenses provided. If you are unable to attend these dates, please wait for our next round of volunteer recruitment later in the year.

Please note that all our volunteers are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and 2 suitable references. 

We particularly welcome applications from men and people from local Black Minority Ethnic communities who are underrepresented within our organisation. 

Volunteer application form

Application process & volunteer declaration

Volunteer agreement

CandYP support volunteer role

Group support assistant volunteer role

Volunteer mentor role

Important information

Successful volunteer candidates will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and references.

Whilst volunteering with us you will be exposed to information and experiences relating to domestic abuse. Safeguarding both you and our clients from additional trauma is our priority. With regards to this we must ask you to let us know if you have had any experience of domestic abuse either in the past or currently, and if you have received support around this. Please note that this will not necessarily prevent you from volunteering with Haven.

Closing date: Friday 18th June 2021 (midnight)
Volunteer training course: Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June 2021