Latest Volunteering Opportunities

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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

Make a real difference to local people..

Come along and help Dementia Champions at activity clubs being run across Kirklees. Cooks, activity assistants and drivers required. See this poster for full details….

Are you a natural communicator?

Parkinson’s UK Huddersfield are seeking someone with some excellent communication skills who can share information about Parkinson’s UK with the local group in Huddersfield and help lead the organisation Contact Karen Hobson karen.hobson@pro-scan.co.uk for further details  https://do-it.org/opportunities/00449754-1bbd-442b-bc6b-933e8db4406a

Would you like be involved with Huddersfield Town Foundation?

Premier League Kicks Sports Coach Volunteers will assist with the delivery of football and sports coaching sessions across Kirklees. This is a great opportunity to be involved with a brand new scheme in Kirklees and develop some great skills for your CV. Full training provided , full details here https://do-it.org/organisations/huddersfield-town-foundation

Your centre needs you….

There are a whole range of volunteering opportunities on offer at this busy Library and Children’s Centre. Read on for full info…

Free on a Monday afternoon?

This friendly parent/toddler group needs some volunteer help…could it be you?  

How do school’s work?

If you have always thought about volunteering in a school but are not sure how to get involved, then look no further. Kirklees Success Centre in Huddersfield are running an 8 week course between school hours (10am-1pm) where you can find out all about volunteering in a school and what to expect. Full details here…

Short of time but still want to help?

…then these brand new roles may suit.  As a Virtual Befriender you will provide support to families at a time when they need it most. Volunteering from home you will provide support via the phone, email or by instant messaging. Areas of support could be parenting, relationship breakdown, education, domestic abuse, financial hardship…. Full training … Read more

Could you help unravel some stories?

As a Hidden Voices Volunteer you will be key to helping the National Mining Museum collect stories and experiences of former miners. If you have a keen interest in people and the ability to engage with people from all walks of like then this role could be for you. Minimum time half a day a week. … Read more

Do you like fun?

Support young adults to get more out of life. More2do supports young adults with learning disabilities to try new and exciting activities on monthly weekends away. Here is a link to a page with a short film that shows what they get up to – would you like to be a helper on a weekend? … Read more

Get creative

Singing, making, mending and music. Enjoy singing? Like to help a new singing group get going? Singing with other people is fun, but it’s also good for your health. A group of people who are blind or have difficulty seeing would like to start a daytime singing group in Batley and they’d love some support. … Read more

Be part of something!

Want to get behind a local cause? Here are a few examples of organisations that would welcome your support. Yorkshire Air Ambulance – They’d love you to help out with fundraising. If you’d like to be involved please email Angela a.vyas@yaa.org.uk Leonard Cheshire – supports disabled people to live the lives they choose. LC runs Kenmore … Read more

Help a local gardening project

Gardening and growing is good for everyone’s mental health 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. Kenmore Care Home (run by Leonard Cheshire) – in Cleckheaton, needs a couple of volunteers to … Read more

Congratulations…

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/  

Do you want to make a difference?

Marie Curie are looking for Fundraisers to: Organise collections, events and other fundraising activities Promote the work of the charity Attend and participate in group meeting Contact: Emily Sharman on 01274 386190

Do you enjoy meeting people?

Kirklees Museums require Public Engagement Volunteers.  You will: Assist staff at roadshows, fairs and special events Support staff with workshops at Museum and Gallery sites Deliver talks to community groups and organisations Deliver guided tours of our sites Required for at least half a day per month during weekdays, weekends and/or evenings. Contact: Becky Bracey on … Read more

Working with Dementia Groups…

Volunteers required to work with our new dementia groups in Emley, Honley, Lindley and Birkby.  Roles include drivers, support workers and cooks. Register directly with paul.jones@ddc.org.uk

Meet new people as a School Governor…

Average time commitment 10-15 hours per term.  Governors bring a range of experience and interest from many walks of life. Email: kirklees.governors@kirklees.gov.uk

Interesting roles with the MS Society…

Opportunities include: Support, Event & Fundraising volunteers and Activities Organiser. Contact: Kim Edge, Tel: 0208 8270318, Email: edge@mossociety.org.uk

Make a real difference to people’s lives

Can you demonstrate Level 2 in English? Thinking of a career in teaching? As a volunteer tutor with Talk English you will help people to improve their English skills.  Free training and support provided to achieve a professional teaching qualification. Contact: Nadine Littlewood, Tel: 01484 221000 or email: nadine.littlewood@kirklees.gov.uk

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