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COVID-19 Update

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to offer to help our in their local community during the current crisis.  We are overwhelmed by the response!

how Can I Help?

We are now part of Kirklees Council’s co-ordinated community response so if you are wanting to help out there are 4 options:

  1. If you want to offer help or resources to people in your community you can:

(open 8am to 6pm on weekdays)

Your offer will be assessed and passed on to the relevant groups in your area who are co-ordinating help.

You can also use the helpline or another online form if you need to request help for yourself or someone else.

2. If you want to volunteer for the ‘Your NHS Needs You’ volunteer army delivering medicines, driving patients and making calls to people in isolation, you can:

3. You can search for existing local organisations who need urgent help on our website

4. You can donate money or goods to:

Please remember though, that even if you want to volunteer you still need to adhere to the Government guidelines on social distancing and only going out for emergency health or social care needs, essential shopping and exercise once a day.  This is why many groups are asking for donations or help with calling people who need a friend.

If you need to speak to us, please email:

or call Becky on 07776 588 691

I’m Looking for Volunteers

If your organisation needs urgent help you can also:

    1. Fill in the Council’s Community Response online form
    2. Call the Council’s Community Response Helpline on 01484 226919

(open 8am to 6pm on weekdays)

This is particularly for all the new Covid19 Mutual Aid groups and other informal groups who are supporting people in their local communities.  If your need is urgent, please flag this on your call or form so that your request can be prioritised.

  1. Or if you are an established organisation that needs extra volunteers to help out to keep services running (perhaps because you have member of staff or volunteers who are self-isolating) or you are offering new services to help with the community response, you can:

to our website and list your roles as normal.

Please choose COVID-19 as the opportunity type so that we can make sure that people can find them easily.

If you need help with this, please email

or call Sharron on 07776 588 699

TSL Kirklees: Support for Organisations

If your organisation needs urgent support or information, please contact our TSL Kirklees team:

In particular, we’ve set up specific links to help you find details of:

which we’ll update regularly.


Best wishes and stay safe from 
The VK & TSL Kirklees Teams