Dalton Stay and Play need help!

This busy and friendly Parent and Toddler Group are looking for volunteers on Monday afternoons during term time. Volunteers will help set up the play equipment, greet families and help with craft and sensory play activities. Dalton Stay & Play- Volunteering advert- For VAK - July 2018

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? Canoeing, trampolining? Paint balling? You name it…
They meet weekly in Huddersfield on Mondays and Mirfield on Wednesdays to plan trips and get to know each other. A great, friendly and adventurous team. Call Shelley on 01484 340811 or email shelley.lane@mencapinkirklees.org.uk


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. The group will be based at the Whitfield Centre on Tues, Weds or Thurs. Contact: ChristineR@northkirkleesblind.org.uk

Like fixing things? A local charity needs help repairing bikes and renovating hand and electrical tools so they can be shipped to (and reused in) countries in Africa. They also need a hand in their warehouse. More info at www.cartyorkshire.co.uk

Join the creative crew – getting a chance to create really helps everyone’s mental health. You could help to make one of Hoot’s Creative Pie events happen. They are a chance for local people to show their creative work in a celebratory, supportive atmosphere. Hoot needs volunteers who can offer Tech support (eg sound and light), be stewards, take photos, help with publicity and look after front of house skills. Most of all they want enthusiasm and would love to hear from you. Click here to read more about Creative Pie . The dates for the Pies (?) are 30 Jan, 28 Feb, 20 March and 16 April. Get in touch as soon as possible with Hoot to find out how you can help 01484 516224 or 07880 731 767 or info@hootmusic.co.uk


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 positive changes and know you’ve helped.

So what’s what?

Volunteer Mentors help a young person aged between 10 and 19 who’s going through an unsettled period in their lives and have few positive adult relationships to support them.

Family Support Volunteers  spend time with families to help them make changes such as building confidence, developing routines and improving kids behaviour. Sometimes it’s just about being there to listen.

Both roles are organised by Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust, based in Mirfield. But both roles can be carried out in the community, eg meeting up with the person or family you are supporting at a cafe or community centre (or their home).

You’ll need to be over 18 and able to commit regular time for at least one year.

You will be supported and guided at all stages.

Click on the links in the box below to get more details on both opportunities on the Do-it website. You can use Do-it to register your interest. If for any reason you don’t hear back – LET US KNOW AND WE WILL SORT OUT ANY GREMLINS!!

Volunteer Mentors – Supporting a young person to set their own goals; someone to talk to, a role model and another perspective on life.

Family Support Volunteers – For people with a good understanding of the issues that families, children and young people face.

Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust supports over three thousand local children every year, providing telephone support to families and professionals, counselling, mental health support, mentors and confidence building group activities to help children grow strong and well.  Young people rate our services 9 out of 10, and they tell us that we have really made a difference to their lives.