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

Bangers and Cash: Sheffield to Monaco

15th February 2018

From the team behind the Herd of Sheffield comes Bangers and Cash. This is a mobile art exhibition and old banger rally, whereby 40 cars all painted by different artists will take to the road to try and reach Monaco. The cars all have to be less than £650 in value. The charity chosen to…

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Life-saving PulsePoints initiative launched in Sheffield

15th February 2018

Sheffield city centre now has more publicly accessible defibrillators than any other UK city centre, thanks to PulsePoints, a new Sheffield BID initiative in partnership with Westfield Health Charitable Trust and supported by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. The ground-breaking initiative delivers 12 life-saving defibrillators installed at multiple locations across the city centre, which will be…

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are reviewing health and social care for older people in Sheffield. 

6th February 2018

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are reviewing health and social care for older people in Sheffield.  As a key part of the review inspectors are keen to hear views and experiences from the voluntary, community and faith sector about how health and social care works for older people.  That might be: Supporting people so they…

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