This week and next the Volunteering Kirklees team will be out and about in Huddersfield and Batley letting people know about a whole range of volunteering opportunities with a wide range of charities and voluntary groups across Kirklees. We would love to see you……and the drinks are on us!
This week we will be focusing on volunteer drivers and looking at the huge contribution they make to sometimes the most isolated in our society. We will also let you know about how you get involved yourself. In as little as 90 minutes you can make a huge difference to […]
Locala have once again achieved the Kirklees Volunteering Quality Award in recognition of the high quality volunteering experience they offer. Locala is a Community Interest Company, an independent not-for-profit social enterprise, providing NHS community services to over 400,000 people in Kirklees and beyond. Most of the care and support is […]
The Sport and Physical Activity Development Team (SPADT) at Kirklees Council aim to get people more active. There are two volunteer programmes delivered by SPADT. The Walk Leaders programme trains volunteers to deliver regular walks in their local community. The Movement and Games in Chairs (MAGIC) programme trains volunteers to […]
Accu (who specialise in supplying engineering components) have their head office in Huddersfield and contacted Volunteering Kirklees hoping to do some volunteering with a local charity. On the 23rd April 2019, three members of staff attended Richmond Fellowship (an organisation that supports people with mental health issues) and used their […]
Kirklees Council staff raised over £1500 in one day for Oxfam….further information here.
Volunteering Kirklees were delighted to present The Welcome Centre with this award in March 2019. The assessment panel were particularly impressed with the training and induction provided to volunteers and how they are kept up to date and involved with The Welcome Centre. The assessor really enjoyed her visit and […]
Huddersfield Literature Festival have achieved the Quality Award. They have around 45 Volunteers who help to plan the festival and support the wide range of events that take place at this annual Literature Festival. How did it go? “I enjoy being behind the scenes and finding out what goes into […]
Andrew Marsden from local solicitors Brearley’s Solicitors offered his time, professional knowledge and skills to benefit local community groups and other voluntary organisations from across Kirklees. The session was held on 7th February in a room provided free of charge by Oxfam Online in Batley, and we welcomed over 20 […]
Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust are a charity supporting children’s mental and emotional health in Kirklees. They support hundreds of local children and their parents every year, providing counselling, mentors and confidence building activities to help children grow strong and well. Volunteers are an important part of the team […]