Creatively Connecting Communities – Volunteers

Aspire Huddersfield are looking for Volunteers to help out at their weekly sessions for people over 50 who may be lonely or isolated. As a volunteer you will help set up, greet people, make cups of tea and assist with the activities which are very varied and include arts and crafts, speakers, music, gentle exercise etc.

Sessions run across 4 different venues you  can help out weekly, monthly or as and when you can :

Tuesday mornings at Chestnut Centre, Deighton,

Wednesday mornings at Sandy Mount, Crosland Moor

Thursday mornings at St. John’s Church, Birkby

Friday mornings at Birkby Croft, Birkby.

This role will require references and a DBS check. Training and support provided. 

For further details email: aspire@stjohnsbirkby.org.uk or contact Susanna tel: 07542 771518

Budding chefs…

Sensory World is a unique play centre in Dewsbury providing a calming environment for children with a sensory impairment. They are currently needing some support in their kitchen/cafe.  Tasks include preparing and serving food.  They also need help with after school clubs such as lego, slime making. If interested call Linda on 07801 065589 or email Linda@sensoryworldplaycentre.co.uk

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Could you be in the Purple Posse for a day?!

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice are looking for people to help at their Colour Run Event on Saturday 8th June at Orchard FM Sports Park, Huddersfield HD3 3XF. This is a fun and colourful 4km run and family fun day and to make it a real success they need lots of volunteers. You can help for a few hours or for the full day. Duties might include helping to set up the course, assisting as a parking attendant,running a stall, directing the public or litter picking. The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice events team will show you the ropes and give you all the support you need to get the most value from your time. For further information visit www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk or contact Rosie tel. 01484 411040. Travel expenses are available and this role is suitable for 14 plus years (with parental consent).

https://www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/join-our-team/be-a-volunteer/current-volunteering-vacancies/detail/colour-run-volunteer

Do you like horses?

Dial Wood Carriage Driving for the Disabled are looking for Volunteers to help groom and harness the ponies and assist with the carriage trips for people with disabilities. Full training is provided, you just need to enjoying being outdoors and be a caring person with an interest in horses.  The stables are based near Flockton.

To find out more visit: 
https://do-it.org/organisations/dial-wood-carriage-driving-for-the-disabled-kvqa

Or contact Audrey Honeyman audrey.honeyman@virgin.net

Trustees for Connect Housing

Could you share your professional expertise with this not-for-profit housing and support provider? Meetings take place on Wednesday evenings and they are looking for people with experience in ICT, Finance or property. This is a great way to develop your skills in a rewarding setting. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, please visit www.connecthousing.org.uk/BoardRecruitment from which you can download the recruitment pack. Deadline for applications is 5pm on 30th April 2019. 

Support Volunteer for Play Therapy charity

ESCAYP provides counselling and a play therapy service for children and young people aged 3 to 21 years. They are seeking a volunteer to support their Co-ordinator with parts of the referral, information gathering and general admin duties. Owing to the sensitive nature of their work, ESCAYP are looking for someone who has a counselling qualification.  Ideally you will be available on Wednesdays and/or Fridays to help at their base in Gomersal. This role will require an enhanced DBS check. For further details contact Heather Pearce Email: servicemanager@escayp.org.uk tel. 01274 878117.

Get involved with the largest bereavement charity in the UK

Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people.  As a Bereavement Support Volunteer you will  provide a listening  ear and  help individuals suffering a bereavement caused by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. They are also looking for committee members. Full training provided. 

Join the volunteer team at KVIN to help people with visual impairment…

Many roles available with a role suitable for your lifestyle…

Kirklees Visual Impairment Network is a user-led organisation run by and for people with Visual Impairments.  They run drop-in session in Huddersfield and Dewsbury where they have a range of products and technology which can be helpful for people losing their sight.

KVIN have a flexible approach to volunteering and a variety of roles available to suit individuals who want to get involved.

Roles include;

• IT Support

• Drop-in Support

• Admin Support

• Marketing Assistant

• Fundraising and Events Organisers

• Trustees

They reimburse expenses and offer full induction and training opportunities.

For more information contact;

Claire Drake, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 01484 519988 Mobile: 07708054245

Email: claire.drake@kvin.org.uk