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Give Local This Winter 2021

Help local charities & community groups to support our communities this Winter This year, many charities and groups across Kirklees have returned to in-person activities... Read More...

Aileen’s Volunteer Story

Last week Yorkshire Children's Centre chose their Volunteer of the Month for the Befriending Service, Aileen, who has been volunteering for a couple of years and... Read More...

Interested in becoming a Charity Trustee?

Trustees' Week 2021 (1st - 5th November) showcases the work of trustees across the UK who make a real difference to our charities. Trustees play... Read More...

Team Volunteering with a Spectacular View!

Staff from Turner & Townsend Leeds office have taken part in a range of volunteering activities across Kirklees as part of their corporate and social... Read More...

Simon’s Volunteer Story

Simon is a Volunteer Radio Presenter with HWD Hospital Radio. HWD is an award-winning radio station for patients and staff in Dewsbury and District Hospital... Read More...

Confidence to Work Course

Confidence to Work Course Starting Monday 30th August 1pm - 3pm Richmond Fellowship are running this 6 week course which will cover writing a CV,... Read More...

Skills for Volunteering course

Recovery College, Mirfield Starting Monday 13th September 1.30pm-3.30pm Whether you are thinking of volunteering in the future or are an existing volunteer already then this... Read More...

Amanda’s Volunteer Story

Heckmondwike Striders is a volunteer run group that offers relaxed, friendly and non-competitive running groups.“I joined Heckmondwike Striders in February 2019 after enjoying parkrun but... Read More...

Bailey’s Volunteer Story

How did you find out about Volunteering? I am a member of the college student council which involves managing events and activities within College including... Read More...

Kirklees Virtual Volunteers Fair

Been inspired by our Pandemic Volunteering Stories? Looking for experience, something to do, DofE volunteering? Thinking about volunteering but want to know more? Join us... Read More...

A Year Like No Other – Pandemic Stories From Kirklees Volunteers

View our Volunteers' Week 2021 Online Exhibition Third Sector Leaders Kirklees and Kirklees Museums & Galleries are marking the role volunteers played locally in supporting... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Amy, Sewer of Scrubs and Breastfeeding Support Volunteer

When my first child was born, I found all the support from the local Surestart Centres invaluable. So now that my children are a bit... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Karen, Passenger Assistant and Covid Helper with the Denby Dale Centre

Why did you take on this volunteer project? I wanted to help people in the community who were forced to shield. I am fit and... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Alan, Covid Vaccine Steward with Holmfirth Tech

I got involved with the Vaccination Clinic when I saw a shout out on Facebook for Volunteer Car Park Marshalls and I thought “This is... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Margaret, Clem’s Garden Volunteer

I have been volunteering at Clem’s Garden for two years. Its all about community, getting involved, nurturing and sharing. We’ve always had a focus on... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Rev. Brunel’s Story, Cleckheaton Foodbank

Why did you take on this volunteer project? We started Cleckheaton Community Foodbank as a ‘Churches Together in Cleckheaton’ project in April 2021 as a... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Mandy, Digital Inclusion Champion with the Jo Cox Foundation

Why did you take on this volunteer project? In August 2019 I started volunteering for Age UK and Royal Voluntary Service simultaneously. I worked in... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Paulette, Volunteer with Hope Newsome Food Bank

What do you do in your Volunteer role? I started volunteering in 2018, I manage Hope Newsome food bank which delivers food and other essential... Read More...
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