Volunteering Opportunities

Kirklees Council Employee Supported Volunteering Opportunities

More Kirklees Council Volunteering Opportunities in December & January


We’re adding more volunteering opportunities specifically for Kirklees Council employees all the time.

These are part of the new Employee Volunteering Scheme that gives all staff 2 paid volunteering days per year.

The latest opportunities (below) are all with Kirkwood Hospice and include volunteers for a Light Up a Life Event (7th, 8th & 11th December), Santa’s Helpers for grottoes in Huddersfield and Batley (throughout December), and Xmas tree collection volunteers (8th-12th January).

Contact details for each are on the posters.


See below for more information and ideas, or contact

Volunteering Events for Council Employees

We are delighted to be working with Kirklees Council on their new Employee Volunteering Scheme. It allows every Council Employee 2 days paid volunteering every year and to give something back to their community.  The Business Volunteering Team at Volunteering Kirklees are here to help you find the right role for you, and match you with a local organisation.

To get the ball rolling, we’re organising some one-off events and opportunities in October, November and December, including:

  1. Gardening – help create a sensory garden for CLEAR or do some gardening at Holmfirth Library
  2. Charity Trustees – join us for drinks and nibbles at The Head of Steam in Huddersfield to find out more about becoming a charity trustee and meet local charities
  3. Oxfam Online – as well as having charity shops all over the country, Oxfam has an online store selling around the world, based in Batley.  This is an opportunity to see behind the scenes and find out more.
  4. Spreading Christmas Cheer – help More in Common tackle loneliness and isolation in North Kirklees via their Mince Pie Moments in December, or helping out at the Christmas Lunch that they run with Batley Bulldogs
  5. Promoting Jo Cox’s legacy – by helping out in the office at More in Common Batley and Spen


To book, contact Sharron –, 01484 519053.

Download a flyer – Council Volunteering Flyer – Standard pdf

Download a poster to promote your own volunteering opportunity – Council Volunteering Flyer – blank middle


Be Inspired

It’s up to you to whether you want to do 2 full days together or spread your time over the full year, whether you want to volunteer on your own, or as part of a group or as an away day/team building day with your Council colleagues.  And there are so many options to choose from.

You could:

  • share your skills and expertise  – we get requests for everything from piano playing to crafts, to admin, bookkeeping and marketing
  • be a mentor or advisor – can you help teach or upskill a group of volunteers or staff?  Again we get requests for things like web design, creating posters, writing case studies and reports, using software and technology, health and safety?
  • run an event – would you be up for running a fundraising event, or helping at an existing event like the Food and Drink Festival, a Colour Run, sponsored walk, Christmas lunch?
  • join a work day – sometimes it’s great to be part of a group of people tackling a set project in one day. It could be anything from sorting charity donations and school uniform, to a river clean-up, or maintenance and decorating
  • become a trustee – all charities need a variety of responsible people to help manage and run them and make sure that they meet their legal responsibilities.

For help, ideas and inspiration, speak to Sharron –, 01484 519053

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