From New Year

Do you like fun?

Support young adults to get more out of life. More2do supports young adults with learning disabilities to try new and exciting activities on monthly weekends away. Here is a link to a page with a short film that shows what they get up to – would you like to be a helper on a weekend? …

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Get creative

Singing, making, mending and music. Enjoy singing? Like to help a new singing group get going? Singing with other people is fun, but it’s also good for your health. A group of people who are blind or have difficulty seeing would like to start a daytime singing group in Batley and they’d love some support. …

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Be part of something!

Want to get behind a local cause? Here are a few examples of organisations that would welcome your support. Yorkshire Air Ambulance – will be on hand for the Tour de Yorkshire 3-6 May 2018. They’d love you to help out with fundraising. If you’d like be involved please email Angela a.vyas@yaa.org.uk Leonard Cheshire – …

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Support local learners

Give support in the classroom Learning new things can feel scary, so having someone on your side can really help. We’re looking for volunteers to support: adults on courses such as ‘Confidence to Work’ and ‘Basic IT’ schoolchildren practice and develop their reading Both opportunities are about laughing, learning and succeeding together. And great work …

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Got any common sense?

Give regular support to young people or families You’ve got the skills to be a great mentor or support volunteer: it’s about listening, asking questions and offering your time. A little bit of guidance can go a long way for those that need it. And it’s so rewarding to see young people and families make …

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Help a local gardening project

Gardening and growing is good for everyone’s mental health You could help out at a community garden or park in your neighbourhood. Or at a hospice or residential home. Here are some ideas, but please contact us for more. Kenmore Care Home (run by Leonard Cheshire) – in Cleckheaton, needs a couple of volunteers to …

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Charity shops need you!

Get great skills at your local charity shop Teamwork, customer service and problem solving – just a few of the skills you can gain by helping out at a charity shop. Shifts start at half a day. Current vacancies include: 1. SENSE  (Huddersfield) Monday am/pm, and Thursday am/pm. Also at their shop in Dewsbury. 2. …

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Face to face advice in January

Let’s talk volunteering!    8 Jan – Chances to volunteer in HD8  9 Jan – Volunteering Kirklees – Huddersfield drop in 23 Jan – Oxfam Festival and Online Shop OPEN DAY IN BATLEY 25 Jan – National Coal Mining Museum Chances to volunteer in HD8  –  Mon 8 January  –  4-7pm Come for a chat and …

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Free training in January

Get booked onto courses starting soon 17 Jan   –   Homestart 17 Jan   –   Reading Friends 22-26 Jan– Routeway to care 29 Jan   –   Volunteering in Sport Course 30 Jan   –   Talk English Friends Homestart = parents supporting other parents  (great stories here) When a parent can’t cope with what life throws at them, their children …

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