Interested in volunteering in an education setting?

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:

  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent
  • 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

Are you in the Dewsbury area and feeling curious??

Dewsbury Park Mansion Community Hub are planning a Curiosity Festival celebrating 125 years of Crow Nest Park. The event takes place on Sunday 16th September and they have a range of Volunteer roles including Stewards, Front of House and helping with Workshops. To find out more visit:


Frontline Events

Frontline’s mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society.

Their two-year programme offers a unique route into one of Britain’s toughest and most rewarding professions. You’ll benefit from intensive practical and academic training as a child protection social worker and completing fully-funded Post Graduate Diploma and Masters qualifications.

Frontline are committed to attracting and recruiting outstanding participants to join their programme, and as such, they are hosting this event to give career changers and recent graduates based in Yorkshire and the North East an insight into the Frontline programme and a career in social work.

This event gives you the opportunity to hear from senior members of the Frontline organisation, social work specialists, and the recruitment team. You can hear all about the programme, the benefits of switching from your existing career to one in social work, what they’re looking for and ask any questions you might have. You will also be able to network with members of the team and gain an insight into the application process which will open in September.

For full details of their events in Manchester and Leeds on the 23rd August and to sign up, please visit their Eventbrite page.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact

Please note:
These events are being held for those individuals who have already graduated and are considering switching to a career in social work. You can attend one of our networking evenings regardless of whether or not you’ve previously applied for the Frontline programme.

Applicants to their Frontline programme are required to have a 2.1 and C or above in GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent). Unfortunately, there can be no exceptions to this. if you have any questions about this please visit



Media Workshop for Kirklees Organisations

Tolson Museum 
Saturday 3rd June
Workshop 1: 10am – 12noon
Workshop 2: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Workshop 1:
Getting the most from your camera.
Learn how to use your camera to take better photos for promoting and publicising your group’s activities.

Workshop 2:
Publicity & Social Media.
Learn how you can promote your group using posters, press releases and social media.

For more information & to book your place, contact:
Patrick Crowley, Volunteer Coordinator
Kirklees Parks & Greenspaces

Whale Hunting for Charities

“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: to book your place.

6th June 2017
10am – 1pm

Paul Simpson
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.

Hands-on Volunteer Training

Are you looking to build your confidence and skills?

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Then come along to Paddock Community Trust’s FREE Practical Volunteering course!
Wednesday, May 17th, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm (for 7 weeks)
Paddock Village Hall, West View, Huddersfield, HD 4TX
Eligibility: Course is free for learners aged 19+ and who have been resident in the UK for more than 12 months

The course builds learners confidence and understanding of volunteering, the positive impact volunteering brings to the community and how the skills developed in voluntary roles can have a positive impact on the search for work.
Includes 6.5 hours of voluntary role placement to gain high-quality experience of volunteering within a Third Sector organisation.

To book a space or speak to a member of staff for more information call or email:
01484 431400 |

Get involved in your local community | Improve your health and wellbeing | Stay safe | Build your confidence and skills | Support your progression into work | Enjoy & Achieve | Improve English, maths and IT skills


Sport and physical activity courses

If you’re wanting to get into sport but aren’t sure how to get involved, Kirklees has a variety of sport and physical activity courses to help you get started. Ranging from Health & Awareness (including Safeguarding and First Aid), Coaching & Leading and Clubs.

Get started here. 


An Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect – E Learning Course

Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board have a free e-learning course, available for everyone, who would like an introductory course to know more about the signs and symptoms of child abuse and what to do if you suspect a child is being abused or harmed.

It will take around 40 minutes to complete, including a knowledge check at the end. After this, you’ll be able to print out a certificate of achievement. You’ll be able to go back and re-do the course as often as you wish to refresh your knowledge, and will be updated with new content when local and national policy changes.

Get started here. 

Kirklees safeguarding children board

Volunteers and the Law

Local lawyer Andrew Marsden (Brearleys Solicitor) will offer his expertise covering health & safety, mediation and other legal issues.

Andrew Marsden and Carolyn Halsworth of Brearleys Solicitors will give their expert view and personal experience on legal issues affecting volunteer organisations, volunteers and the third sector generally. As both Andrew and Carolyn are involved with volunteer groups locally they can bring together both the professional and personal view of topics that affect the volunteer sector. Covering matters such as health and safety, DBS, insurance, etc. Plus any specific areas that delegates would like to discuss – please feel free to submit questions in advance, or topics for discussion to help tailor the session to delegates specific requirements.

Wednesday 03 May 2017
10:00a.m – 1:00pm

Birstall, West Yorkshire, WF17 9BN

Places must be pre-booked, to book a place please contact
01484 519053