Interested in volunteering in an education setting?

Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre are running a 3 week training course to help people interested in volunteering in an education setting.

The Essential Skills for a Volunteering Placement course will cover:

  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Inclusivity and communication

The course starts on 10th January from 9.30am – 3.30pm

For further details contact Clare or Joanne tel. 01484 462346

Leonard Cheshire Disability seek Volunteers to help with trips to the shops, theatre, church etc.

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity supporting disabled people to fulfil their potential and live the lives they chose.

They are seeking Volunteers for their Kenmore House residents in Cleckheaton, particularly for evenings and weekends.

Volunteer Drivers: You will  drive their minibus to activities such as shopping, meals out and community activities. Full training will be provided free of charge and you will need to be 25 years or over for insurance purposes.

Volunteer Escorts/Befrienders: You will help residents attend activities such as the theatre church or shopping.

Both roles require a DBS check which is organised and paid for by the organisation.

For further details contact  Jeanette Fullwood, Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Telephone: 01274 872904

Email: jeanette.fullwood@leonardcheshire.org

Are you a Kirklees Resident interested in how Council decisions are made? – Closing date 21 Dec 2018

Kirklees Council are seeking a Voluntary Co-optee to attend the Council Scrutiny Panel Meetings. These monthly meetings are where decisions and policies made by the Council and key partners including local health providers are scrutinised.

This role is ideal for anyone with a keen interest in local matters who can listen with an open mind to the points of views of others.

Suitable for over 18s who are not a current or recent employee of Kirklees Council.  Meetings take place during the day, approx half a day per month.

You can download the application pack here:

http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/your-council/overview-and-scrutiny.aspx#contact-us

Or if you would like an informal chat about the role contact Richard Dunne

email: Richard.Dunne@kirklees.gov.uk

tel. 01484 221000

Friendly and confident Volunteer to support Cancer Charity

The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust is the only UK Charity funding research into the types of cancer affecting teenagers and young adults, They also fund support for teenage cancer patients across 43 hospitals.

The charity is looking for a Lottery Promotion Volunteer to attend fairs, businesses and community events in the Kirklees and Calderdale area.

This is ideal role for someone who likes getting out and about and meeting people.

Suitable for over 18s, own transport would be useful but not essential.

Training and support provided.

For further details contact Lauren Barber lauren@lauracranetrust.org

tel. 01484 510013

 

 

Do you want to improve the world for blind and partially sighted people?

Are you are already part of your local sight loss community and have issues small or large that you would like to change? This Campaigns Coordinator Volunteer role is with the Royal National Institute of Blind People and can be carried out in your own home. You will be supported by the RNIB Regional Campaigns Officer to plan and take action on issues that matter to you.

For further details contact:

Catherine Tonge tel. 07850 975093 email: catherine.tonge@rnib.org.uk

www.rnib.org.uk

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice seeks Volunteer Shop Assistants

If you are interested in  gaining new experiences and enhancing your skills then the Volunteer Shop Assistant role could be for you!

Current vacancies at two Forget Me Not Shops:

Manchester Road, Huddersfield HD1 3JF and

11 Victoria Street, Holmfirth HD9 7DF.

Role is flexible, and may include serving customers, handling money, sorting and steaming clothes, merchandising and training and supporting younger volunteers.

A great way to meet people and make a positive difference in your local area.

For further information please visit www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk or contact Kielly Law, Volunteer Partner on tel. 01484 637996 or email volunteers@forgetmenotchild.co.uk

 

Are you an eBay Wizard?

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice use eBay as an extra outlet for goods  donated to their charity shop.  They are looking for a volunteer who can spare about half a day a week to list items on eBay including researching prices, photographing goods and packing sold items.

The shop is based on Manchester Road, Huddersfield HD1 3JF.

For further information visit www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk or contact Kielly Law, Volunteer Partner tel. 01484 411040 or email: ebay.shop@forgetmenotchild.co.uk

 

Interested in keeping yourself and others active in your community?

Kirklees Sport and Physical Activity Development Team help inactive people to become more active through Sport and  Physical Activity. They offer training to support volunteers in their local community. They are currently offering the following free training to Volunteers:

WALK LEADER TRAINING

Could you lead or support a Health / Nordic Walk in your local area? This training will enable you to either support an existing walk group or set up a new group in your local area. Further details here: http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/food-exercise-and-sport/walking.aspx

 

MOVEMENT AND  GAMES IN A CHAIR (MAGIC ) TRAINING

Movement and Games in a Chair is aimed at people wanting to improve their mobility and memory.  Once you have completed the training you could lead or support one of the MAGIC classes which run in several fire stations or leisure centres across Kirklees. Further details here:  http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/food-exercise-and-sport/moving-more-often.aspx

If you have a passion for physical activity and are friendly and reliable then this could be the role for you – Session times are flexible.

For further details contact :

gill.logan@kirklees.gov.uk

or emma.schofield@kirklees.gov.uk

Tel. 01484 221000

Interested in Youth Work and supporting LGBT young people?

The Brunswick Centre are looking for a Group Activity Volunteer to support their Youth Worker  at their fortnightly sessions on Wednesdays 3.30pm – 6pm.  Your role will be to make everyone feel welcome,  and encourage and support LGBT young people to participate in the sessions. Activities will include painting, drawing, food preparation and walking and will take place at various community settings across Kirklees. Induction and training will be provided and out of pocket expenses reimbursed. For further information or to get involved tel. 01484 469 691

Short of time but still want to help?

Ruddi’s Retreat have loads of one off volunteering sessions November/December where they need an extra pair of hands! Whether it’s singing in their choir, running a tombola or bag packing…they need you! A small amount of time can make a huge difference to this local charity. Contact Vicki Green for more info ruddisvicki@gmail.com or 01484 766050