Then this course with Home Start could be for you….
Then look no further as Kirklees Success Centre have 2 great courses that will equip you with some great skills/training…full details and dates below.
The RNIB Leeds have a new Volunteer role in Kirklees including:
Connect Community Lead – if you have sight loss yourself, could you lead a local network to share support and information for others with sight loss in your local area?
To find out more about this role please contact:
tel. 07850 975093
Do you have a few hours a month to help support a vulnerable young person?
Could you make a difference in their life?
In Kirklees, there are many children and young people in the care of the local authority who would benefit from a positive relationship with a trusted, responsible adult.
By becoming an Independent Visitor, you can help give a looked after child or young person regular independent adult guidance and support as well as having some fun along the way.
You will receive training to help prepare you for this role, together with support from your peers and a dedicated Independent Visitor Scheme Coordinator.
You will be reimbursed for ‘out of pocket’ and travel expenses when taking a young person out on an activity.
What are we looking for?
No formal qualifications are required but patience, flexibility, determination to make a difference, and a non- judgmental attitude are essential.
We are looking to recruit adults (18-75 for insurance purposes) who have a genuine interest in supporting children and young people; who can offer their time and long-term commitment to be a consistent, reliable and trustworthy person in a young persons’ life.
Currently, Male volunteers and volunteers from minority ethnic communities are particularly under represented on the scheme so we would particularly welcome expressions of interest from these people.
The Independent Visitor Scheme covers all areas of Kirklees. Some young people may live in other areas such as Leeds, Sheffield and Greater Manchester.
Recruitment process: Application Form, Enhanced DBS, Informal Discussion, Interview, References, Training.
How to Apply
For an informal discussion, please call, Chris Berridge, the Scheme Coordinator on 07976 497735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- 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 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
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 email@example.com
tel. 01484 510013
Are you are already part of your local sight loss community and have issues small or large that you would like to change? This Campaigns Coordinator Volunteer role is with the Royal National Institute of Blind People and can be carried out in your own home. You will be supported by the RNIB Regional Campaigns Officer to plan and take action on issues that matter to you.
For further details contact:
Catherine Tonge tel. 07850 975093 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in gaining new experiences and enhancing your skills then the Volunteer Shop Assistant role could be for you!
Current vacancies at two Forget Me Not Shops:
Manchester Road, Huddersfield HD1 3JF and
11 Victoria Street, Holmfirth HD9 7DF.
Role is flexible, and may include serving customers, handling money, sorting and steaming clothes, merchandising and training and supporting younger volunteers.
A great way to meet people and make a positive difference in your local area.