Meet Our Volunteers

“Volunteering at Portland Works is very casual and people enjoy the company as well as the task they choose to be involved in. New skills are picked up and there are significant rewards in seeing areas restored and used by new tenants. The wide variety of businesses involved adds extra interest.”

Richard Crabtree
Building and Maintenance Volunteer

“Volunteering at Portland Works has been fun, educational and no day is ever the same! Being part of a wider team pulling together to preserve, develop and grow our unique industrial history has been a friendly experience, especially sitting down for a chat over the lunchtime butty!  Being immersed in such a Sheffield story of making from the Works’ founding to the diverse and varied makers resident today adds an up-to-date relevance and vitality. There’s lots happening!”

Archiving Volunteer

“As a volunteer I manage the Portland Works Instagram account and help run their other social media platforms. I also help run online events and assist in communicating with the press. I would recommend volunteering at Portland Works to anyone, I have been given so many opportunities during my time here and gained priceless experience.”

Callum Sangster
Social Media Volunteer

“Being part of the conservation of such an important and historic building is a vital part of keeping Sheffield’s history alive. Knowing that you are part of a lovely friendly team of volunteers, each willing to teach you new skills is so satisfying. Join us, you will be most welcome.”

Building and Maintenance Volunteer

Join Our Team of Volunteers

Be part of a team of volunteers preserving and promoting Sheffield’s rich industrial history, while learning new skills in a fun, collaborative atmosphere.

Volunteering Articles

Tributes and thanks to our volunteers in 2021

We wanted to say thank you to our volunteers who support Portland Works in so many ways – from restoring the fabric of the building to giving talks and tours on the history of the factory, helping out at events,…
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