What: Volunteer Events Organiser (1 or more people)
When: as needed
Where: working from home with occasional meetings in Huddersfield/Halifax and events in Kirklees & Calderdale
KIMESG are looking for self-motivated and pro-active people who can join their small and friendly team to help the committee organise events in Kirklees and Calderdale. They will generally know what they want to do, but would like someone else to use their own creativity and initiative to research the options and make it happen. They are happy for the role to be shared by more than one volunteer if necessary. The volunteer or volunteers can work from home, but may occasionally need to meet up with committee members in central Huddersfield or Halifax, and potentially attend events to welcome people, co-ordinate things and make sure that everything runs smoothly.
Tasks may involve:
- researching venues
- presenting options and costs
- organising speakers
- compliance with any legal, insurance and health and safety arrangements
- coming up with creative ideas
Training and travel expenses will be given.
KIMESG is a local support group for people with ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and their carers. It is run by volunteers, most of whom, themselves suffer from ME, which limits what they can do on a day to day basis. However, they are passionate about helping people with this isolating illness.
For futher information about this role, please contact Becky:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 01484 519053
What: Food Saver Champions, helping to deliver food waste events and workshops
Where: across Kirklees
When: until end of December 2018
Volunteering Kirklees is urgently looking for volunteers to join its Food Waste Team to help deliver food saver events and workshops across Kirklees between now and the end of December.
We’re particularly looking for excellent communicators who are good with people and can chat to anyone, no matter what their background. The role would suit someone who is interested in cooking and reducing food waste, and could help deliver cookery demonstrations, events and workshops, and tastings. There are opportunities to be involved in the demos themselves, developing ideas, leading workshops, and promotion, depending on your skills and interests. You will need to be reliable and trustworthy and we will require references.
You will work as part of the Food Waste team, and be able to learn more about the issues around food and food waste. We will be able to provide support and training and pay travel expenses.
Contact Sharron to find out more about the role and discuss your availability – email@example.com, 01484 519053
What: DIY, Woodland Management, Gardening
Where: Beaumont Park, HD4
When: weekly and monthly opportunities
Friends of Beaumont Park are always on the look-out for volunteers to help keep their beautiful park and Visitor Centre running and to help co-ordinate and staff the many community events that they put on. In particular at the moment they’d like people to help with DIY projects in the Visitor Centre and to join the woodland management and gardening groups who help maintain the park. This is a great opportunity to use skills and interests you already have, meet new people, work in fantastic surroundings, contribute to your local community and be part of a varied, active and welcoming Friends group.
The woodland group works on cutting back and maintaining the park every month on a Saturday. For details about the work and meeting dates contact Darren on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07801431837
The gardening group meets on a Monday, 10 till 12.
And to enquire about helping with DIY, or other volunteering opportunities (such as events, helping in the Visitor Centre or cake baking), please email email@example.com, 01484 645217, www.fobp.co.uk