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Pandemic Volunteering Stories

TSL Kirklees Volunteering – A Year Like no other: pandemic volunteering stories in Kirklees

See a snapshot of the exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery, timed to coincide with Covid Memorial Day 2022. Meet some of the amazing people and... 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 – Christine, Volunteer with Aspire Creating Communities

I retired at Christmas 2019 and started volunteering with Aspire in January. Aspire runs a network for communities over 55 years old living in Kirklees.... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Helen, ‘Collie Squad’ Volunteer with Golcar Mutual Aid Group

I got involved with Golcar mutual aid group due to lockdown, I couldn’t go anywhere and felt quite helpless, so it was an opportunity to... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Wasim, Community Responder at the Jubilee Community Centre

Why did you take on this volunteer project? I saw the impact of Covid and wanted to help the vulnerable and elderly in the local... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Joan, Cleckheaton Food bank

After retiring I needed to feel useful, so I contacted the foodbank to see if I could help. I also Volunteer as a Telephone Befriender... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Tracey, Telephone Befriender

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, I realised, having elderly parents of my own, that there would be a lot of people feeling lonely and isolated. I... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Dan and Imi, Give a Few Words Volunteers

We have been volunteering during the pandemic in a number of ways. The Jubilee Centre posts requests for specific items that families need; so we... Read More...

Pandemic Volunteering Stories – Kim, Slaithwaite Meals On Wheels

Why did you take on this volunteer project?I worked for Cummins Turbo Technology who have a programme called EEEC – Every Employee Every Community. Which... 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 – Jackie & Haroon, Dewsbury South Community Support

Dewsbury South Community Support is a multicultural, multi-faith Community Group supporting the people of Dewsbury who are in need, including those affected by the Covid-19... 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 – 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 – 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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