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Sheffield General Cemetery Trust

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Sheffield General Cemetery is a valuable green space in the heart of the City. Our site is of unique historical importance, contains 87,000 burials, is a haven for wildlife and a tranquil place for all to enjoy. Being able to hire out the Grade II* listed Non-Conformist chapel in the heart of the cemetery, as well as our Airbnb beautiful Grade II* gatehouse flat is bringing in income which enables us to support the conservation and heritage work done by our volunteers who work in partnership with the city council. We are a registered charity and company run by a board of Trustees.
There are lots of different events taking place at Sheffield General Cemetery throughout the year. The Samuel Worth Chapel is a great unique space in the centre of the Cemetery where varied events take place. These include exhibitions, post punk music nights, films, children's craft activities, poetry readings, recitals by choirs, weddings, history and heritage talks. We also hold conservation events within the Cemetery.
Sheffield General Cemetery is looking for volunteers who can help at these events and task may include
Helping to prepare – moving tables, putting up information and signage, setting up trails, putting up gazebos, preparing craft activities
Providing a warm friendly welcome to all visitors, answering any questions, and encouraging people to get involved
Running stalls, assisting with activities
Ticket selling
Using electronic payment systems
Overseeing family activities
Serving refreshments in our cafe
Working on our bar
Stewarding – checking tickets, directing visitors
Encouraging visitors to complete feedback forms
Clearing up after events – taking down gazebos, packing away tables, moving equipment, clearing signage, litter picking

Whether you're looking to add to your cv or simply to enjoy something new we will offer you a worthwhile and enjoyable volunteering experience with support from our board of trustees, paid staff and existing team of volunteers.

Administration,Catering,Community Work,Entertainment,Marketing, PR & Media,Events,Events & Stewarding,General & Helping

Basic IT skills - internet & email,Managing People,Organising & Planning,Admin

Friendly, positive, love interacting with the public, Confident Good organisational skills Flexibility Encouraging Can do attitude Physically fit – (sometimes you may be on your feet for long periods of time) Like a variety of tasks Reliability You don’t need any qualifications or specific experience as we will give clear instructions and any necessary training but if you do have experience of events or customer service that would be brilliant.

Events experience Community engagement experience Developing and learning new skills (as well as utilising your existing skills) Cash handling/Electronic payment experience Increased confidence Join a friendly, enthusiastic and supportive team – get to know new people Enjoyment and fun Experience of working with a heritage and conservation charity Being part of a local organisation Learn more about the history of Sheffield General Cemetery

Further location details may be provided below.

Tracey Harrison-Marr

Sheffield General Cemetery Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

S11 8NT

Accessible from Cemetery Avenue (off Ecclesall Road), buses 81, 82 , 83, 88 to Collegiate Crescent. Also accessible from Cemetery Road (Anglican Chapel) entrance.


email volunteering@gencem.org or check out our website https://www.gencem.org/

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