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Interested in Mentoring and supporting Ex-Offenders?

St Giles Trust, West Yorkshire help ex-offenders and other marginalised members of the community to reach their potential. They are seeking Volunteer Mentors who can offer one hour a week or more to help their clients develop their confidence and self esteem. Training is provided and an opportunity to gain a Level 3 qualification in … Read more

Cycling/Walking Enthusiasts….

Experience Community are seeking volunteers who can help out on a Tuesday between 11am-3pm with walking and cycling activities for adults with physical disabilities. There are no qualifications required and you will be fully supported by staff. Click here for full details http://www.experiencecommunity.co.uk/ or email Rachel at rachel@experience community.co.uk  or Tel 07958 591841

Reading Friends….

Could help you to:- Develop some brilliant skills in a school setting Make a huge difference to your local community Meet new people For full details and the next training dates across Kirklees please click below

Are you good at describing things?

Volunteers who enjoy writing and describing items are needed to help raise vital funds for Kirkwood Hospice. Based in the busy Newsome shop you will use your creative words to help describe items that are being listed on E.Bay. You don’t need any specialist knowledge but of you have an interest in music, antiques, vintage … Read more

Could you be a digital champion?

A Volunteer Digital Champion is someone who supports family, friends, colleagues, customers or people in their community to enjoy all the benefits that basic digital skills can bring. You could be helping someone in the library, at a GP’s surgery, in a business setting, someone’s home.. You can provide support either in a 1-1 session … Read more

Want to volunteer but not sure what to do?

…then come along and be a “Time Giver” with us. We will meet at the Volunteering Kirklees office in Huddersfield for coffee and then will walk down to Lockwood to do a day’s volunteering with River Holme Connections. This will be a fun, practical day with lunch provided. Places need to be be booked. Further … Read more

Families with young children need your help!

Could you offer some support to local families in our area? Home-Start Kirklees have new training starting on the 20th September, further details below.      

Could you make a difference to the life of an ex-prisoner?

West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy Project are currently recruiting Volunteer Link Workers to help men who are being released from prison to integrate into the community. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain extensive experience in the criminal justice, probation, social work, housing, drug and alcohol, law or support services. Closing date Tuesday 10th … Read more

Busy Huddersfield Charity seeks admin support

Platform 1 – Men’s Shed is in desperate need of someone to help organise their office. This busy local charity combats loneliness and isolation in Men through a range of practical activities. If you could support their work by lending some IT and admin skills then please contact Bob Morse at officepfm1@gmail.com tel. 01484 421143

Supporting Witnesses at Kirklees Magistrate Court

Could you provide practical and emotional support to Witnesses as they give evidence at Court? If you are a good listener and communicator and are compassionate and non-judgemental this could be a rewarding role with excellent training and support available. Recruiting now for Volunteers in the Kirklees area.   https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/citizens-advice-witness-service/

Can you spare 1 hour a week to help people in need this Summer ?

Yorkshire Children’s Centre are looking for people who can spare one hour a week as a Befriender Volunteer to support people who are lonely and isolated. You could make a real difference to a person’s life as well as expanding  your social circle and meeting new people.   For more details visit: Volunteer  

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: Team Curiosity Volunteers  

Do you have #timethissummer to volunteer?

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.

Could you make a difference to the lives of newly arrived migrants?

#kirkleeswelcomes is looking for Volunteer Welcome Mentors who can help with a new programme aiming to help migrants new to Kirklees settle in to the area. Full training will be provided and also ongoing support. The next training course is planned for Wednesday 25th July 2018 at Paddock Village Hall, full details below. Training LeafletJuly25 … Read more

Always wanted to volunteer in a school?

Kirklees Success Centre have two great training courses starting for anyone who is interested in volunteering in a school environment.  The Reading Friends and How Schools Work courses will cover a variety of subjects, see below for full details.

An hour or 2…..

could make such a big difference to the RSPCA Huddersfield and Halifax Branch. Retail volunteers required to help in their busy charity shops in Trinity Street, Byram Street and Marsh with steaming, sorting as well as serving customers . If interested email volunteering@rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk or phone Diane Whitehead on 01422 341160

Skills for Volunteers Training

Inspirational 7 week course open to all read on…

Ever thought about volunteering but not sure where to start?

Crosland Moor Community Centre are offering an Introduction to Volunteering training programme starting on Friday 11th May..

Are you good at chatting?

Just one hour a week for a cup of tea and a chat can make a huge difference to someone’s life.  Yorkshire Children’s Centre will offer you some great training and support and provide full expenses. Call Caroline Dowie on 01484 415465 or email Caroline.dowie@yccuk.org.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 … Read more

Support local learners

Give support in the classroom Learning new things can feel scary, so having someone on your side can really help. We’re looking for volunteers to support: adults on courses such as ‘Confidence to Work’ and ‘Basic IT’ schoolchildren practice and develop their reading Both opportunities are about laughing, learning and succeeding together. And great work … Read more

Have you got what it takes to be a puppy walker?

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association are looking for new volunteers across Huddersfield and the Spen Valley area. Roles include Puppy Walking, Fundraisers and My Guides. Click on the links to find full details on how you could make a difference or contact our local volunteer coordinator Ruth Woods on 0345 1430210 or email ruth.wood@guidedogs.org.uk … Read more

Social Media Whizzes

Do you know your facebook from your twitter? Can you help some charities that urgently need some social media help? We currently have 4 organisations that need a little bit of help:- Dial Wood Carriage Driving for the Disabled need some help with their website and all aspects of social media contact Audrey at audrey.honeyman@virgin.net Home … Read more

Charity shops need you!

Get great skills at your local charity shop Teamwork, customer service and problem solving – just a few of the skills you can gain by helping out at a charity shop. Shifts start at half a day. Current vacancies include: 1. SENSE  (Huddersfield) Monday am/pm, and Thursday am/pm. Also at their shop in Dewsbury. 2. … Read more

Join the Adventure

Local Scout group in Lindley offers some great training and need some additional adults to deliver their amazing programme and join a great volunteer team

Family Support Volunteers

…are able to offer practical and emotional support to help families or young people through challenging times. This is an ideal role for someone who wants to gain skills within the helping profession or who has the time to support others.

Lift the aspirations of young people..

Part of the Princes trust programme, Mosiac is currently recruiting volunteers to inspire a sense of belief and confidence in young people by becoming volunteer mentors.  With this role you can really make a difference to a young person’s future. Next training May 2018. For full details click here  https://do-it.org/opportunities/aee3d9e8-e845-45fa-9cce-b9a6da0ecba5

Could you lend a hand with this busy luncheon club?

Catering experience not required just an interest in chatting to people and serving food  

Find a home for Sooty Box Collectors

Help the RNIB celebrate Sooty’s 70th birthday. People who can help drive around and collect and replace existing boxes or help to find new homes for Sooty Box collections in shops, pubs and cafes are needed throughout the Kirklees area. This is a great flexible role and will make a huge difference. For more details … Read more

We want to help you find the volunteering opportunity that’s right for you

We can help you face-to-face, on the phone or via email or social media.

We’re open in Huddersfield on Monday – Thursday: 10am to 3pm
And at Dewsbury Library on the first Thursday of the month 10am to 1pm

Confidential appointments are available – give us a ring and we’ll be able to see you in Huddersfield or the first Thursday of the month in Dewsbury.

We’re based in central Huddersfield within walking distance of the bus and rail stations. Our address is 12 New Street, HD1 2AR (sort of opposite Cafe Nero).

Do-it v VK online noticeboard – which opportunities go where?

It comes down to a few factors, but overall the opportunities on Do-it are with organisations that have a clear volunteer policy in place, or are working towards having one in the next twelve months. This means we know they offer support and supervision for volunteers.

Our local noticeboard ones are often opportunities with small groups of volunteers. We also publicise one-off opportunities here or things that are urgent.

Find out more about our opening times and the support we offer