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

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.

British Heart Foundation looking for friendly faces for their Huddersfield furniture shop.

Would you like to get to know people in your community through a versatile volunteering role? You’ll be at the heart of the British Heart Foundation’s fight against heart disease. Serving customers and helping to promote their stock  as a Cash Desk Volunteer. You do not need any retail experience as training will be provided. For further details contact: Jonathan Stokes tel:  01484 829430 Email:  h46@bhf.org.uk

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

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