Could You Organise Events from Home?

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
  • planning
  • organising speakers
  • publicity
  • co-ordination
  • 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:

becky@tslkirklees.org.uk, 01484 519053

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for DIY Enthusiasts & Gardeners

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 darren@fobp.co.uk 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 friends@fobp.co.uk, 01484 645217, www.fobp.co.uk 

Holmfirth Tech seeking a range of Volunteers

Holmfirth Tech are looking for Volunteers to support the running of the Tech (the former Adult Education building) in Holmfirth where they host a range of arts, music and wellbeing activities for local groups.

They are particularly looking for a Social Media Volunteer, Administration Volunteer and Catering Volunteer (for their café) . Training and support are provided and the opportunity to be part of busy and vibrant community resource.

To find out more contact Margaret Dale

margdale@btinternet.com

Interested in Mentoring and supporting Ex-Offenders?

St Giles Trust, West Yorkshire help ex-offenders and other marginalised members of the community to reach their potential. They are seeking Volunteer Mentors who can offer one hour a week or more to help their clients develop their confidence and self esteem. Training is provided and an opportunity to gain a Level 3 qualification in Mentoring. For further details contact: Naveed Akhtar

naveed.akhtar@stgilestrust.org.uk

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Reading Friends….

Could help you to:-

  • Develop some brilliant skills in a school setting
  • Make a huge difference to your local community
  • Meet new people

For full details and the next training dates across Kirklees please click below

read friends sept 18

Are you good at describing things?

Volunteers who enjoy writing and describing items are needed to help raise vital funds for Kirkwood Hospice. Based in the busy Newsome shop you will use your creative words to help describe items that are being listed on E.Bay. You don’t need any specialist knowledge but of you have an interest in music, antiques, vintage stuff then this would be an added bonus. If you are interested then please call Chris on 01484 540678 or email  chris.townsend@kirkwoodhospice.co.uk for further information.

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Could you be a digital champion?

A Volunteer Digital Champion is someone who supports family, friends, colleagues, customers or people in their community to enjoy all the benefits that basic digital skills can bring.
You could be helping someone in the library, at a GP’s surgery, in a business setting, someone’s home..
You can provide support either in a 1-1 session or if preferable a group setting.
Anyone can be a digital champion and full training will be provided. Full details here https://do-it.org/opportunities/ad5cc7c2-2a48-46e2-a4ae-4327fbb4d647 

Contact Rachel on 0113 3893017 or email digital.champions@ageukleeds.org.uk for more information.

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Could you make a difference to the life of an ex-prisoner?

West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy Project are currently recruiting Volunteer Link Workers to help men who are being released from prison to integrate into the community.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain extensive experience in the criminal justice, probation, social work, housing, drug and alcohol, law or support services. Closing date Tuesday 10th October.

“Contributing to other people’s lives puts the jam in life’s sandwich. WYCCP has provided that opportunity.” WYCCP volunteer

www.wyccp.org.uk/volunteering

 

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