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What we're up to

Meet our volunteer development team

Joy Wigfield

Joy Wigfield
Volunteer Development Manager

Joy joined the St Luke's HR team in 2009 and soon took responsibility for the recruitment, training and development of volunteers. She takes a strategic overview of volunteering and collaborates with other hospices to develop policies and best ways of working. She regularly visits schools, colleges, recruitment fairs and the Job Centre to promote our roles and meets as many prospective volunteers as possible to share how volunteering can have a mutual benefit.

Fran Bradshaw - Volunteer Coordinator

Fran Bradshaw
Volunteer Coordinator

Fran joined St Luke's as a Deputy Shop Manager then progressed to a Shop Manager, where she trained, developed and built relationships with a fabulous team of volunteers. Fran became Volunteer Coordinator in July 2017, and now provides guidance and support to her colleagues in retail with recruiting, training and communicating with volunteers. She also attends recruitment fairs, sets up work placements and links with other local organisations to improve the growth of our volunteering teams.

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Morven Keay
Community Fundraising Assistant

As an activities volunteer at Clifford House, Morven was able to experience the important work that St Luke’s does and this motivated her to become part of the fundraising team in May 2019. As a Community Fundraising Assistant she is involved with driving volunteer recruitment for St Luke’s fundraising events such as Night Strider, Celebration of Life and Festival of Light. Morven also manages our fundraising activities and collections as well as working to develop our volunteer network through sharing one-off volunteering opportunities to our supporters in the community.

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Latest news and events

Our Volunteer Development Team is always busy supporting our own volunteers, others in the community and similar charities. Here's a taster of what we're currently working on:

August 2019

  • We're delighted to announce that our volunteers have been awarded the coveted Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK, recognising our wonderful Volunteers who since 1971 have shown true dedication to help Sheffield people affected by terminal illness. 
  • We continue to work closely with Schools and Colleges around Sheffield; we have placements supporting the teams at Firth Park, Hillsborough, City Road, and Gleadless Shops.  This is a great way to boost confidence, improve communication, customer service and retail skills and we find that many Students remain with the team after the placement has finished.
  • We are improving connections with local Training Organisations, which can offer training for the unemployed and placements in our shops.
  •  It is important that we keep your records up to date; your Manager will be asking you to complete Contact Details Form.
  • 170 volunteers have been recruited this year across all departments
  • Our Long Service awards were a great success, with the Queens Representative Lord-Lieutenant Andrew Coombe presenting the Award

Upcoming recruitment fairs and events

Below you can find upcoming events where you can meet us and ask any of your questions about volunteering with St Luke's.

  • Tapton School Sixth Form Volunteering Fair - Tuesday 1 September, 1.30-3.30pm
  • The University of Sheffield Part-Time Jobs and Volunteering Fair at The Octagon Centre - Thursday 3 October, 10am-2pm
  • Our team of St Luke’s runners will be taking on Sheffield 10K on Sunday 22 September this year! We are looking for volunteers to get involved and support our runners on the day. The volunteer roles available are route marshals and cheer squad support. Our route marshal volunteers will be making sure all of our runners keep on track and our cheer volunteers will be based as one big group providing a much needed boost for the runners as they support St Luke’s!
  • Night Strider is taking place this year on Saturday 5 October. Night Strider is back for its fifth year and we are looking for volunteers to help make the night a success!  On the night, we will require course marshal volunteers, main arena support volunteers and face painting volunteers.