Get started with one of these…

You’d like to volunteer but have no time? Then one of these ‘happy hour’ opportunities might be for you. We will be releasing new opportunities every month, so sign up if you want to keep updated on the kind of fun, short term opportunities that can fit in to even the busiest of lives. Or, read more here.


Rummage, sort , discover…on Tuesday 11th April, 10am12pm
Could you turn up for two hours to help some of the world’s poorest people?
Oxfam Online in Batley would like you to give time at their amazing Batley depot. There will be a tour, a group Q&A, a chance to get hands on as well as talks from existing volunteers.
Contact: Holly  01924 351897
Mill Forest Way
Grange Road
Batley, WF17 6RA 

Help Make Litter Traps…on Saturday 15th April, 10am – 12pm.
..out of natural materials to keep the river Holme clean. Turn up in suitable clothes at Thongsbridge Rec HD9 7RY, just past the cricket (not tennis!) club.  Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 
River Holme Connections 01484 925529
info@riverholmeconnections.org  website: river2015.org/rwp/

Be part of the trail team…every Weds (April-June)
Snip, saw, rake, paint. The Trans Pennine Trail workdays have something for everyone, help look after a valuable local slice of nature.
You can turn up on the day and choose how long you stay. Families are welcome.
Every Wednesday during April – June
10am – 4:30pm 


Get Stuffing!  Weds 24
Spend an hour or two on Wednesday 24th, 10am – 4pm stuffing envelopes to get a mailout of helpful information ready to go to local carers.
Please contact: Elaine to check the time/location elaine.peaker@carerscount.org.uk

Share your book chatty ideas  May 9 and 10
Drop in to suggest rhymes, poems or chapters that can be used to spark memories for local people with dementia.
May 9th 10am – 4pm
May 10th – 5pm – 8pm
At Volunteering Kirklees, 12 New St HD1 2AR
Contact: chris@vkirklees.org.uk 

Help children’s hospice run their run…Sat 20 May
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice needs help to put on a great event: a 3.5km run through clouds of powder paint. Be a marshal, help register runners or get cars parked. Saturday 20th May
Farnley Estates
Contact: 01484 411040


Help the doggies dash!    Sunday 4th
A fun fundraising event for RSPCA and Cancer Research at Beaumont Park needs helpers to cheer and help owners and dogs go the right way. Under 18’s can volunteer with parental permission. Sunday 4th June, from 10:30am.
Contact: Laura 079496 725207 laura.robinson@cancer.org.uk 

Have your say…
Had a good or bad experience at the doctor’s, hospital, care home or service?
Share your view at www.healthwatchkirklees.co.uk to help improve local services.
You can do this anytime – day or night! 

Website Reviewer

Spend some twebsite reviewime going through Communities United Project’s website; let them know what you think of it and what could be improved and if you have any suggestions.

Venue: Home
Time: 10 minutes
Contact: lesley.steel@c-u-p.org or 01484 510932

Events – Fundraiser

Attend eventRuddis retreats on behalf of Ruddi’s Retreat to raise awareness of them, fundraise and more

Venue: Across Kirklees
Time: A few hours
Contact: ruddisretreat@gmail.com  – 01484 766050



Events – Fundraiser 

Attend eventYorkshire Cancer Researchs on behalf of Yorkshire Cancer Research to raise awareness of them, fundraise and more.

Venue: Across Kirklees
Time: A few hours
Contact: events@ycr.org.uk or 01423 501269

Website tester


Have you 15 minutes to help shape the future of sharing in Kirklees?

Comoodle is Kirklees Council’s project aimed at helping community groups share stuff, space and skills.  We’re looking for people to help test our new website and provide feedback – you don’t need to be a technical expert!

To get involved please visit the Comoodle website or contact comoodle on 01484 456844

Park Run

Race4lifeCome and make a difference in just an hour by volunteering at your local park run. Just contact the organisers to arrange to volunteer on a Saturday which suits you.

Venues and contact:
Greenhead Park huddersfieldhelpers@parkrun.com
Crow Nest Park dewsburyhelpers@parkrun.com
Oakwell Hall Country Park oakwellhallhelpers@parkrun.com
Time: 9:00 for 1 hour.


Photographer (or Sorter) for Oxfam online

PhotographerFight global poverty with your friends, while sorting, photographing high quality fashion items. Fun atmosphere, plenty tea and biscuits and when you’ve finished shop for yourself.

Venue: Oxfam Online, Mill Forest Way, Grange Road, Batley
Time : Whatever you can give
Contact: Holly 01924 351892 or h.rothwell@oxfam.org.uk

Twiddle Muffs

knittingPeople with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. Knit a twiddlemuff and provide a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation.
Venue: Home
Time: Any time to suit you just follow the link, and get knitting!