Tag Archives: Sheffield

Is our Careers in Aid course for you?

We think our Careers in Aid course is the perfect introduction for anyone interested in a career in the sector – but don’t take our word for it…Hannah Edge, one of our course participants, tells is like it is…

I attended the Careers in Aid course in October 2015. As a student with one year of my Masters in international development completed, I thought I had a good idea of what I wanted from the course and from my career. Continue reading

Help refugee children be children this Christmas…

Kids playing at the Dunkirk Refugee Children's CentreEvery Christmas, we choose a grassroots project to support – this year we couldn’t be more excited to be helping out Playgrounds for Peace in Dunkirk Refugee Camp. Read on to find out more about this initiative from some extraordinary ‘ordinary’ folk from Sheffield, and how we’re turning the charity Christmas card idea on it’s head to raise some much-needed funds.  Continue reading

University Challenge, Anyone?

Health Committee Meeting in Magwi County

Health Committee Meeting in Magwi County

Aid Works recently partnered with University of Sheffield postgraduates to work with unused data from a large-scale community survey. The survey was originally carried out by the DFID-led Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan with our support, back in 2014. Continue reading

Register now for our free Women in Aid event!

Women in Aid Event

Are you interested in humanitarian aid and international development? Have you ever wondered what issues particularly affect women giving and receiving aid? Do you want to learn more through the personal experiences of women who have worked in the aid sector?

Date: 8th March, 2016
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Venue: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW
Price: Free, but spaces are limited so please book your ticket on Eventbrite using the button below

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Volunteer Opportunities

Training course participants doing group workWe are recruiting for three exciting new volunteer opportunities available in our Sheffield office. Lasting 3 to 6 months, for 7 hours a week, these entry level positions will provide valuable experience for anyone wanting to start a career in aid. Closing date 28th January. Find out more and apply here.

Register now for our free Women in Aid event!

Women in Aid Event

Are you interested in humanitarian aid and international development? Have you ever wondered what issues particularly affect women giving and receiving aid? Do you want to learn more through the personal experiences of women who have worked in the aid sector?

Date: 30th April, 2015
Time: 5.15pm – 7.30pm
Venue: ICOSS, 219 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4DP
Price: Free, but spaces are limited so please book your ticket on Eventbrite using the button below

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Inspiring the next generation by challenging the headlines

Donor for a Day Headlines

With the generous support of Charlie Goldsmith Associates*, we’ve been able to expand our schools programme across Sheffield, targeting schools that wouldn’t normally be able to access this kind of educational activity.

Our Donor for a Day workshop is lively and interactive, challenging the students’ perceptions of foreign aid through debating current hot topics in the news. The students also work together to decide on how to allocate foreign aid in a fictional crisis. Continue reading

Bringing aid organisations together in South Yorkshire

Graphic illustration of the initial SYIDN workshop by Paul Harrison

Graphic illustration of the initial SYIDN workshop by Paul Harrison

Aid Works is a member of the quickly growing South Yorkshire International Development Network (SYIDN), a coordination mechanism for local aid organisations. The network provides us with an opportunity to learn from each other, share events and news, and to give us a stronger, collective voice.

Aid Works hosted the most recent meeting, which featured an informative presentation from Rachel Cornish of the Evan Cornish Foundation. Continue reading