Monday 3 June – Sunday 9 June

Volunteer Virtual Marketplace

This week is Volunteers Week 2024!

Volunteers’ Week is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible volunteers across the country and here in Calderdale, we wanted to showcase the fantastic VCSE organisations who are still looking for new volunteers to join them.

If you’re not already volunteering, this VSI Alliance Virtual Marketplace is a chance to hear what it’s like to volunteer from local volunteers themselves and find out about some of the local volunteering opportunities available for you to get involved in.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a powerful way to give back to your local community whilst also improving your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Learn new skills and develop your confidence all whilst giving back to a local VCSE
group and cause that’s important to you.  

VSI Volunteer Virtual Marketplace

St Augustine's Centre

Volunteers keep us running; we work with around 180! We try to provide volunteering opportunities that suit different interests, skills and levels of experience.  Some roles require a regular commitment each week; others can be more flexible. 

Our volunteering programme involves:

  • induction and safeguarding training
  • the chance to meet new people from around the world
 

To find out more about volunteering, please visit the St Augustine’s Centre Website.

https://www.staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk/i-can-help/volunteer/

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Volunteers provide much-needed additional support to the Charity by spreading the word about YAA in local communities, increasing our fundraising opportunities, and providing valuable skills and experience. Volunteers are an integral part of our YAA family, without their help, we could not raise the much-needed funds to keep this vital service flying.

We are always looking for enthusiastic, reliable, and committed people to join the team. Our volunteer’s passion and dedication mean that we can continue to be there for the people of Yorkshire and continue saving lives.

Our volunteer roles are flexible and can fit around you, whether that’s weekly, monthly, or a few times a year.

To find out more about volunteering, please visit the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Website.

https://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/volunteer-for-us/

Staying Well

Volunteer Telephone Befrienders

To find out more about volunteering, please visit the Staying Well Website.

https://stayingwellhub.com/volunteer-telephone-befrienders/

Citizen's Advice Calderdale

Volunteers have always been vital to the work of Citizens Advice, and at Citizens Advice Calderdale we still benefit from their valued contribution to our service.  

We are, however, limited in terms of the number of volunteers we can support due to the increasing complexity of the advice landscape.

We currently have vacancies to join our trustee board.

To find out more about volunteering, please visit the Citizen’s Advice Calderdale Website.

https://calderdalecab.org.uk/volunteering/ 

Calderdale Dementia Hub

Volunteering with Calderdale Dementia Hub means you’ll gain valuable skills and will play an important role in supporting those living with dementia or share your own lived experience with others starting their journey.

The Calderdale Dementia Hub has several volunteering opportunities available including Keep in Touch Volunteer and Advice Line Volunteer.

To find out more about volunteering, please visit the Calderdale Dementia Hub Website.

https://calderdaledementia.com/careers-volunteering/ 

Barnado's Positive Identities

The Barnardo’s Positive Identities Service provides support to children, young people, families and professionals around sexuality and gender identity. We work with young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and other related identities (LGBT+), those who may be questioning their gender identity and/or sexuality, and their families. 

We also work with professionals supporting them, empowering them to support young people with their identity.

We run a variety of different areas of support, our main one being ‘Gender Space’, which supports children and young People who identify as trans or are gender questioning. We also support their families too.

To find out more about volunteering, please contact the Barnardo’s Positive Identities Team.

https://positiveidentities.org.uk/ 

Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees have a variety of different volunteering opportunities available.

To find out more about volunteering, please visit the Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees Website.

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/calderdaleandkirklees/get-involved/volunteer/  

Overgate Hospice

There are a wide range of voluntary roles available at Overgate Hospice. Overgate Hospice have a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator who can give you all the help and advice you need.

Volunteers are a vital part of the organisation. They provide an extra level of quality and care for patients, carers and their families and friends.

To find out more about volunteering, please visit the Overgate Hospice Website.

https://www.overgatehospice.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/

CultureDale

We are looking for passionate and dedicated volunteers to help us welcome visitors at CultureDale events, as well as share information and help get people involved in ongoing events and projects throughout the Year of Culture.

CultureDale have a variety of different volunteering opportunities available.  

To find out more about volunteering, please visit the CultureDale Website.

https://www.culturedale.co.uk/volunteers

Calderdale Council

To find out more about volunteering, please visit the Calderdale Council Website.

https://new.calderdale.gov.uk/jobs/volunteering/volunteering-opportunities