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.
Community allotment projects:
1. SENSE (Huddersfield) Monday am/pm, and Thursday am/pm. Also at their shop in Dewsbury.
2. RSPCA (Huddersfield) A brand new shop due to open in Marsh in March!
3. Pass it on (Heckmondwike, Batley, Huddersfield) NVQ training available.
4. Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Superstore (Huddersfield HD1 3JF) The team needs a bric-a-brac volunteer (chosing what you think will sell) a ladies fashion helper and a general merchandise volunteer to create eye-catching displays.
5.Oxfam(Huddersfield) Colne Road, Are having a recruitment drive at their Warehouse / Shop on Chapel Hill for Warehouse Volunteers, Back of House Team Volunteers and Shop Volunteers – lots of choice of activities.
Help to make stock look good, serve customers,answer the phone, sort donations – there’s always loads to do!
Get in touch with us to find out about more vacancies.
Follow us on Facebook (Save Food Save Money) and Twitter (@savefood kirk) and share your own food saving tips with us.
‘Love Your Garden’ with Alan Titchmarsh ( where deserving and inspirational people are treated to a full garden make over) are currently looking for individuals to be nominated for the show who would benefit. They are also accepting nominations for their sister show ‘Love Your Home and Garden’ which involves home and garden transformations. They are looking for selfless individuals who, through circumstances beyond their control, find themselves in a home that doesn’t suit their needs. Perhaps it’s now too small or the wrong shape for them or their family, or a change in circumstances mean that they haven’t been able to look after it and it is now in desperate need of adapting. If you know of any volunteers or service users that you would like to put forward then contact Liv Witt on 020 7065 6937 Liv.Witt@spungoldtv.com Nominees could have given up their time for others, been hit by tragedy or be one of Britain’s un-sung heroes.
to Home-Start Kirklees who are the latest group to achieve the Kirklees Volunteering Quality Award which recognises how organisations value their volunteers. Well deserved as they do amazing work across Kirklees. If YOU are interested in supporting families, then they need new volunteers and their next training course starts on the 10th January 2018 http://homestart-kirklees.org.uk/volunteers/
Green Pathways is a Froglife project for young people aged 16-25. Come and explore the wild side of Kirklees and help yourself to learn new skills and increase confidence!
They want to help you…
Who are they looking for?
They work with anyone aged 16-25 who is experiencing difficulties in their life; for example, you might:
What’s on offer?
They can tailor make a project just for you. You help plan and direct what they do and even control the purse strings. In the past they have; painted raised beds, created a pond, created a wildlife garden, made bug houses and bird boxes.
If you’re not sure something long term is for you, they can provide one-off activities like; creating a bog garden, creating a wildlife or pond area, species survey, tree planting, environmental art or photography.
They can happen on afternoons, evenings or Saturdays, be regular or one off, involve a small group of people. If you complete 30 hours you get to go on a group trip!
You control what you do
You can attend one session or ten 3 hour sessions, the choice is yours
A £2 contribution to the session is applicable
Gary Wilkinson or Becky Houlding
07487 271167 / 07399 553666
“Whale hunt as a metaphor for landing big supporters and larger corporate and company sponsors, the kind that transforms your charity”
This session will show you the key elements and tactics for you to start to engage with large sponsors without asking them for direct financial support.
It will last for three hours, with lunch included.
Contact: email@example.com to book your place.
6th June 2017
10am – 1pm
Currently Director of newly launched The Business Hub and a Business Transformation Coach, Paul Simpson’s background maybe in sales but he defies the stereotype of the typical salesman having a zest and drive for helping business owners and small enterprises reach their professional potential.
From the 4th May we’ll be attending on the first Thursday of the month, 10am – 1pm as opposed to the current every Thursday 10am – 12pm.
Our last 10am – 12pm session will be this Thursday, 27th April 2017.
We’ll keep you updated via social media for reminders when the dates are coming up so you don’t miss out.
If you can’t make these sessions please call or email us for help
New funding available for local groups in Kirklees
Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.
People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in Kirklees – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.
Using money raised by HealthBloom through The Health Lottery, People’s Health Trust is looking to invest in projects that support people living in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Kirklees.
Active Communities is a funding programme for not-for-profit groups with an income of less than £350,000 a year, or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.
Projects could be almost anything that encourages strong connections between people, and that help people to make their communities or neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age.
We’re looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, we mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages. We’re also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this we mean a group of people who have something in common and wish to come together to address something that is important to them. These ideas could be based in one neighbourhood, or cover a wider area.
John Hume, Chief Executive, People’s Health Trust, says: “We’re looking to support ideas designed and run by local people which help create even stronger links and ties within communities. Whether it’s a women’s volunteering group run by and for Bengali women; a computer skills support group run for and by older people; support for local people to become community organisers; or young people living with mental ill-health wishing to address access to work issues or discrimination, we’re interested to hear about it.
“Applying couldn’t be easier – it’s about local people telling us what would make their local community an even better place grow, live, work and age.”
The closing date for applications is 1pm on Wednesday, 3 May 2017. To apply for funding, visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk.
Before applying, come along to our information session on Wednesday 12th April, at 10:30am, please call 01484 519053 to book a place. Or alternatively, speak to Val Johnson if you can’t come along.