Uniform Exchange is the Kirklees community school uniform bank. We serve the local community by recycling out-grown school uniform across Kirklees providing families with financial challenges and in crisis with FREE school uniform. We do this by encouraging families through the primary and secondary schools to recycle and donate their child’s out-grown school uniform to the project. The service is available to all families in Kirklees no matter what their circumstances.
In 2018 we:
Received over 25,000 items of school uniform from participating families
Helped over 850 children across Kirklees with free school uniform including school coats and shoes
Gave out over 250 coats at a winter coat exchange
Recycled over 8,800 items of good uniform to families
Stopped over 5.3 tonnes of unusable uniform going into landfill by recycling through Oxfam
Washed almost 1 tonne of good, but dirty, school uniform
We have over 15,000 items of school uniform available to access plus more arriving every day!
‘Collecting and Recycling School Uniform, Coats and Shoes to Share with the Less Fortunate Communities of Kirklees’
Volunteer Role TitleDriver for Collections and Deliveries over the summer
About the Volunteer RoleTo drive and empty collections bins full of school uniform, shoes and coats from libraries and sports centres across Kirklees using your own vehicle.
Type Of RegularFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleGardening / Conservation / Practical
Special RequirementsApplication form required, Need to be able to drive, Need to have own car, References required
Anywhere in Kirklees