Latest Volunteering Opportunities

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Our 2016 brochure is still a useful source of inspiration for chances to help out with sporty and active opportunities, so have a read through!

Or look at our sports brochure, for any and all chances to get involved with local sporting organisations. We also have a dedicated Under 18’s list, filled with opportunities suitable for those under the age of 18.

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Want the chance to be involved with Britain’s oldest working mine museum?

This really friendly team at the National Coal Mining Museum are on the lookout for volunteers to help with various activities. If you have an interest in history, heritage,museums, admin, volunteering with children there is something for you here. You could assist the museums visitors, help transcribe the museums library collection, look at history, tell … Read more

Anyone for a cup of tea?

There are lots of ways to help out at this tea room in Slaithwaite, preparing food and drinks, helping to serve food and drinks to the public. They also have roles available in their shop next to the tea room.  Full training can be given. Contact Kielly Law on 01484 411040 or email volunteers@forgetmenotchild.co.uk www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk … Read more

Rattle some buckets and pack some bags

Help Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice hit their fundraising goal

Make and Donate Day- Tuesday 28th November 2017

Are you a crafty type? On Tuesday 28th November S2R are running a “Make and Donate” Day where you can come along and join in with other crafty volunteers. You will have the opportunity of helping to create a seasonal decoration and have a fun day. Refreshments provided along with lunch. To book in ring … Read more

Help stop the heebie-jeebies…

Learning new things can feel scary – so having someone on your side can really help. Helping someone to build their skills is rewarding and great experience (eg for teaching). Two local schemes need help. Could you help out with course sessions or one to one? You’d be helping: people in recovery from mental health … Read more

A friendly face at the food bank – Dewsbury

This opportunity is about making sure the Food Bank runs well.  Tasks include organising stocks of food, giving out supplies and talking to people using the service. People in need of food are referred to the Food Bank by local agencies. About the organisation Fusion Housing is a local charity. They provide support, advice and … Read more

Feeling sporty?

Brand new course starting Monday 13th November for anyone interested in finding out more about sports volunteering. FREE to people who are unemployed.  

Volunteer Opportunity with Dalton Stay and Play

Dalton Stay and Play is a small parent and toddler group which aims to meet once a week on a Monday afternoon. They are in need of some volunteer help to welcome parents, engage in activities with children, serve refreshments. This is a great opportunity to develop skills, gain new perspectives and make new friends. … Read more

Could you be a volunteer for Mencap?

Mencap in Kirklees are seeking volunteers who can help befriend and support people with a learning disability. This could be having a coffee, going to the cinema, a day trip etc. For full details click here https://do-it.org/opportunities/ab987890-b0c4-4b16-8c04-5849ffaaaa7b They also need help in their cafe in Huddersfield supporting people with learning disabilities obtain an ASDAN qualification. Full … Read more

School Governors Needed

Are you able to make a difference in how schools are run? See how your efforts can raise standards? Do something positive for the next generation? School Governors can make a huge contribution to our local communities, can you help? www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/working-for-kirklees/school-governors.aspx

Sunday Drivers and Hosts needed

…for afternoon tea parties once a month for older people in the Huddersfield area. Could you help? Contact jill.wood@contact-the-elderly.org.uk or Telephone 01482 273103  

Volunteer Musician

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice are seeking an experienced musician to support their music therapist. You will get the chance to support the staff choir, run family music days, provide musical activities at various groups. Full training given. For more information contact Kielly Law on 01484 411040 or email volunteers@forgetmenotchild.co.uk

Does food waste drive you crackers?

Get involved in a practical, local campaign to save money and the planet

Green fingers needed!

Stonham Home Group are looking for someone to help set up an allotment and encourage clients to plant, grow, sow seeds, weed and harvest.

Help Yorkshire Air Ambulance raise vital funds

Pack some bags and collect some cash for YAA

Get out and about on behalf of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Visit events to accept donations on behalf of YAA

Yorkshire Air Ambulance needs you!

Get out and about and meet new people with the YAA

People person? Get chatting to people at local events

Go out and about for Yorkshire Air Ambulance to raise vital funds for them

Represent Yorkshire Air Ambulance at local events

Travel around the local area giving informative talks about the YAA

Barnardo’s Shop – Retail

Get some retail experience at Barnardo’s Huddersfield

Plants & Crafts!

Don’t mind a bit of dirt? Get involved with Growing Works

Resource Administration

Help out the United Churches Healing Ministry

Marketing Assistant – United Churches Healing Ministry

Build up your Marketing CV by volunteering

Retail opportunity in Heckmondwike

Can you spare half a day to help out Kirkwood?

Volunteer this summer!

School’s out for the summer, why not give volunteering a go? No long-term commitment required!

Workdays – Trans Pennine Trail

Come along to Trans Pennine Trail’s Volunteer work days!

Help keep sporting and community facilities funded

Parkgate Sports and Community Trust need volunteer fundraisers.

Looking for marketing experience?

Age UK C&K need someone to help out with the day to day marketing and website maintenance

Midnight Memory Walk – Volunteer at Kirkwood’s Biggest Event!

Lace up, night owls! Kirkwood Hospice need marshalls for their Midnight Memory Walk 2017.

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides… Volunteer!

Young people are missing out on the opportunity to join Girl Guiding.. can you help out?

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