Welcome to vas

VAS (Voluntary Action Sheffield) has provided support and leadership for the voluntary sector for over 90 years.

We focus on community impact, influence decision makers and champion volunteering as a force for positive action.

Getting involved in community projects is a huge part of what gives us an identity as Sheffielders and makes the city a welcoming, fun and thriving place to live and work.  We do the things which enable groups to focus their energy on making a difference with people.

Our vision is for people to work together to make a vital and growing contribution to quality of life in all Sheffield’s communities.

Our mission is to support the development of voluntary and community action in a professional way, so it is sustainable & brings about positive social change.

Latest News

Volunteer Strategy Launch

15th May 2018

Volunteering lies at the heart of Sheffield: it brings communities together to take action; and it gives a sense of purpose and fulfilment to people right across the city; and it provides support and services for vulnerable groups. We have worked across the voluntary, public and private sectors to develop a strategic approach to volunteering…

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A voluntary and community Vision for the city

15th May 2018

The social leaders network has been working up its vision for the city: for a city where everyone has an equal chance to lead a fulfilling life, everyone shares the benefits of economic growth, and everyone feels they can influence what happens in their life and their community.  The Social leaders Network is an inclusive…

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Move more month

15th May 2018

June is Sheffield’s Move More month.  Its part of a city-wide programme to make Sheffield the most active core city – reducing inactivity levels and promoting health and well being.  It would be great if as many groups from the voluntary and community sector got invovled!  There’s more information here including signing your organisation up to…

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