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Team Volunteering Opportunities

Here are the latest Team Volunteering opportunities in Kirklees for Businesses and Organisations offering employer supported volunteering. Volunteering for a day or half day as a team can be a fun and rewarding experience and an opportunity to make connections with local charities.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact Becky or Abdul at volunteer@tslkirklees.org.uk and we will introduce you to the organisation.

FORGET ME NOT CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

They help hundreds of children, and their families, through their Hospice at Home service and at their  fantastic purpose-built building – Russell House – in Huddersfield. They also have a warehouse in Brighouse where they can accept team volunteers in groups of up to 8 people to help sort donations.

Each year they need an army of Volunteers to help them raise vital funds for the Hospice.

They are currently looking for volunteers to help with their bucket collections at local Morrisons stores during w.c. 20th June:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/morrisons-volunteering-week-forget-me-not-childrens-hospice-registration-342988025417?aff=erelexpmlt

They are also looking for volunteers to support their colour run at Greenhead park in Huddersfield, but this is on a Saturday (20th July):

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colour-run-volunteering-opportunities-forget-me-not-childrens-hospice-registration-338978452677?aff=erelexpmlt

GARDENING

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice also have team volunteers that help in their Garden at the Hospice at Russell House Fell Greave Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1NH very 2nd and 4th Friday:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/garden-volunteering-russell-house-tickets-305442565937?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

EVENT

Kirkwood Hospice are running a range of workshops promoting their snowdog trail during June and July: https://tslkirklees.org.uk/view/current-volunteering-opportunities/entry/snowdog-workshop-volunteers-the-kirkwood/?pagenum=3

YORKSHIRE CHILDREN’S CENTRE

Yorkshire Children’s Centre based at Brian Jackson House are creating a wellbeing garden at their site near to Huddersfield Railway Station. They are looking for teams of volunteers help with their raise beds, weeding etc.

Uniform Exchange

Uniform Exchange welcome team volunteers to their unit in Lockwood to get involved in picking and packing school uniform for families in need

RSPCA – HALIFAX, HUDDERSFIELD AND BRADFORD BRANCH.

RSPCA Events Crew Volunteer – Volunteering at our indoor events is a lot of fun; you will gain lots of experience helping at our fundraising events.  As well as working with a lovely bunch of volunteers, you will be helping our local animal centre raise precious funds to help us, help more animals.

RIVER HOLME CONNECTIONS

Offer environmental tasks along the River Holme from Huddersfield through the Holme Valley to Holme Village..

Tree planting  takes place December  through to March  and then in summer tasks include balsam bashing, wildflower planting and litter picking both in and alongside the river.

They can accept groups of up to 10 people for prearranged weekdays (full or half days).

Donations towards PPE costs would be gratefully received for this small local charity to cover some of our outgoings.

the kirkwood

The Kirkwood are running a range of fundraising events. Get in touch with us to find out how you can support at their events which raise vital funds. They are currently looking for volunteers to support their Snowdog workshops during June and July: https://tslkirklees.org.uk/view/current-volunteering-opportunities/entry/snowdog-workshop-volunteers-the-kirkwood/?pagenum=3

DIAL WOOD CARRIAGE DRIVING FOR THE DISABLED – FLOCKTON

Dial Wood Carriage Driving for the Disabled offers opportunities for disabled people to learn carriage driving, receive riding therapy and learn horse care, or simply come and enjoy the fresh air and be taken for a carriage drive. We are situated in Flockton – a rural setting between Huddersfield and Wakefield. We are looking for a team of people to paint the stables and do some weed pulling to smarten up the stables.

KIRKLEES PARKS AND GREEN SPACES (KIRKLEES COUNCIL)

We are undertaking an extensive tree planting programme over the autumn and winter. Other gardening and environmental tasks are available to groups on request such as litter picking.

Sites include the historic Castle Hill which looks over Huddersfield. It is the site of an iron age fort and offers spectacular views over Huddersfield.

CANAL AND RIVER TRUST

Canal and River Trust are the charity that looks after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways – because we believe that life is better by water.

We are looking to work with businesses in and around Kirklees to help us maintain and improve the local network. In turn, we can help engage, inspire and motivate your employees through a unique hands-on team day or develop a longer partnership to ensure your business makes a real difference to the local community and environment. network, team days, led by a member of Canal and River Trust staff, can include anything from litter picking, vegetation maintenance to greasing and paint locks! There is a charge for team days to cover the costs involved and they start from £650 +VAT for up to 10 people. Opportunities can be along both the Huddersfield Broad and Narrow Canal and also sections of the Calder and Hebble Navigation.

KEEP HECKY TIDY

Keep Hecky Tidy are a volunteer-run group keen to bring back a sense of pride in the town and we go out regularly to tidy up areas around the town. We can accommodate a group during the week to tackle targeted areas. A litter picker, bag hoop and gloves will be provided for all volunteers attending and instruction will be given. All abilities and ages are catered for and all are welcome.

ENVIRONMENT PROJECTS IN KIRKLEES – WEDNESDAY WORK PARTY DAYS

They are working with individuals, businesses and the third sector to improve the local environment to make Kirklees a better place to live and work. The Wednesday  Task days include path clearance, cutting back vegetation, pulling Himalayan Balsam and litter picking across 5 sites in the Huddersfield area. Maximum 20 people (dependent on staffing). The can offer half day sessions, preferably on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

WELCOME CENTRE – HUDDERSFIELD

At this Foodbank and more you can become a Business Partner, you will then be able to access team volunteering opportunities. Find out more here:  https://www.thewelcomecentre.org/pages/13-how-your-business-can-help

DEWSBURY HOSPITAL (The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust)

The Courtyard Garden is a place for patients and visitors to relax and enjoy. Small teams of volunteers are welcome for a full or half day to keep the garden well maintained over autumn and winter months and to plant up the raised beds in the spring.

Looking for other volunteering opportunities? Contact us and we can connect you with a local charity or community group.

volunteer@tslkirklees.org.uk

tel. 01484 519053 / 07776588691

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