Are You Passionate About Food, Cooking & Reducing Food Waste?

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 –, 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 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, 01484 645217, 

Family Fresh Air and Fun in Meltham

What: Park Clean-Up and Lantern Making

Where: Meltham

When: 20th October 2018, 12-2pm

This is a one-off opportunity for families to get outside, enjoy Meltham Pleasure Grounds in the Autumn, and have some fun, whilst helping to improve the local park and riverside, and contributing to a community event.

River Holme Connections, Meltham Walkers are Welcome and Friends of Meltham Pleasure Grounds are joining forces to organise a tidy in the park, and put on a family lantern making workshop, making wildlife-themed lanterns for the Festival of Light – Light Up The Pleasure Grounds event the following weekend.  See poster for more details: Poster for lantern making – Oct 18

Contact Sharron if you’re interested in going along as part of a VK Social Volunteering group –, 01484 519053