Sheffield General Cemetery used to be a pretty grim place where none but the brave would enter. Through the work of volunteers over the last thirty years the Cemetery has become a wonderful park that the Victorians planned but never saw. They planted a vast range of interesting trees which are now mature and attract an abundance of wildlife. The General Cemetery is a richly historic site with very impressive buildings and monuments. The Victorians certainly knew how to put on a good show. There is even an Egyptian Gate that Cleopatra might have approved of. “Sheffielders” are very lucky to have this asset so close to busy streets and the city centre. However we could not operate as an organisation without the many volunteers working at all levels of the Trust.

Volunteer Roles

  • Landscape volunteer
  • Litter pickers
  • Event Volunteers
  • Burial Researchers
  • Building Maintenance Team
  • History and Publications
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • History Tour Guide
  • Administration support
  • Trustees

Current Opportunties

We have the following roles available as of 25th August 2023.

  • Trustees

  • Sound and Vision Volunteers to help with exhibitions and History Tour days

  • Event volunteers

  • Social Media volunteer

  • IT support volunteer

  • Stock Taker (starting in July)

Learn more about these roles (PDF).

Did you know that volunteering can:

  • help improve your wellbeing as well as feeling more connected to your local community.
  • help make you feel less isolated as you get to know more people.
  • helps you learn new skills as well as use existing skills.
  • have a positive impact on your confidence as well adding details onto your CV

Apply to become a volunteer

If you wish to find out more about volunteering with Sheffield General Cemetery, please contact [email protected]

If you wish to apply for a volunteering opportunity please complete our application form