Advice and support for your group

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Sector Support Calderdale is offering FREE one-to-one support and advice for community, voluntary and not for profit groups in Calderdale.

On Thursday 17 September, 9.30am – 1pm at Cartwheel Youth & Community Centre, Elland, HX5 9DW

Get help with:

  • Setting up a new community group
  • Finding out what local people want
  • Recruiting more trustees or volunteers
  • Looking for funding
  • Developing a fundraising plan
  • Completing funding applications
  • Developing a project or development plan

Sector Support Calderdale can help with all kinds of issues and support your group or organisation to become stronger, achieve more and be more sustainable…

For further information or to book a place call Gill Ejsymontt on 01422 383 992 / 07891 55 7885 or email gill@nbforum.org.uk

For information about Sector Support Calderdale and the services we provide: www.sectorsupportcalderdale.org.uk

Volunteer as an ESOL teacher with Talk English!

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Talk EnglishVolunteer to teach learners on Talk English Courses and help people to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

The Role
Teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is a rewarding yet challenging experience. Focusing on the things people need to do in their everyday lives, such as going shopping, using public transport and going to the doctors, you will help learners to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Volunteering as an ESOL teacher is a great opportunity for you to gain experience and develop new skills while making a difference to peoples lives. By volunteering with Talk English you will gain experience of teaching, working as part of a team and working with learners from all over the world. You will also develop your communication, presentation and organisational skills.

The Training
We offer a FREE ‘Introduction to Teaching ESOL’ training course which introduces the role and responsibilities of Talk English volunteer ESOL teachers and ESOL teaching, learning and assessment methods and resources.  We may even be able to offer a fast track option for people who have already got teaching qualifications.

The Person
If you’ve got an interest in helping others, want to develop news skills, can commit to a minimum of 3 hours a week to co-teach ESOL in a community setting and able to attend the training course then we’d love to hear from you!

The Location
The WEA Yorkshire and Humber Talk English courses will initially be running in Calderdale and Wakefield. You don’t have to live in these areas but you would need to be able to travel to one or the other to teach the classes.

Want to know more?
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please contact Adam Roe on 07966 254 323 or email aroe@wea.org.uk. You can also find more information on the Talk English website www.talk-english.co.uk/

Dads and children event at Field Lane Children’s Centre

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fieldlane ccAll dads are invited to Field Lane Children’s Centre for a fun morning packed with exciting activities including arts and crafts, outdoor and sporting activities, face painting, den building and more.

Saturday 22 August from 11am to 1pm

Includes a FREE raffle with a special prize as well as food and refreshments.

This event is FREE and no booking necessary… just turn up on the day!

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 31 July – OUT NOW!!

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Lower Valley LogoClick here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

This week:

  • Get involved with the Halifax Men in Sheds project
  • Celebrate Yorkshire Day this weekend with events across Lower Valley and beyond!
  • Book your stall at the Boys’ Brigade table top sale

Have a great weekend and Happy Yorkshire Day!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

District Wildlife Assistant – Police Support Volunteer – Calderdale District

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Police Support Volunteer – District Wildlife Assistant – Task Description (MS Word)

Police Support Volunteer – District Wildlife Assistant – Task Description (PDF)

This is an opportunity for volunteers to support operational policing through the Wildlife Officer in Calderdale.

The successful candidate would be supporting the Wildlife Officer by assisting admin support as well as liaising with the public and external agencies.

We are looking for a volunteer who has knowledge of wildlife and countryside law and the ability to engage with members of the Police and public.

This role is based throughout the Calderdale District.

Closing date : 1st September 2015

Please complete the below Application Form and Vetting Forms and return by post or email to :
PC Alex Langley
Halifax Police Station
Richmond Close

Application / Vetting Forms

Please ONLY submit applications to the above address if you wish to volunteer within the Calderdale District.

Halifax Men in Sheds Launch Meeting – 5 Aug

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Imagine a bigger version of the shed at the bottom of the garden…

A place to pursue hobbies and interests in a friendly and welcoming environment.

And where you can enjoy a chat and a brew…

We are a group of men in Halifax looking for other men to join us in creating a place where we can get together to share and learn new skills.

Shed members share tools and skills. They choose projects to undertake and work at their own pace. Sheds can change lives, improve health and restore a sense of purpose.

Find out more about our project and get involved….

Launch Meeting

Wednesday 5 August 2015


At Threeways Centre, Ovenden, HX3 5SW  

Book at ticket here…

Men in SHeds


For more information ring 07481 543 881 or  email phoenixshed@outlook.com

Voluntary Action Calderdale Survey

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Voluntary Action CalderdaleVoluntary Action Calderdale is currently reviewing its services and would like to make sure that they continue to meet your needs in the future.

Could you spend a few minutes telling them about your current and future needs by completing a short survey before Friday 4 September 2015.

Please click here to complete the survey online and feel free to skip any questions that are not relevant to your group or organisation.

If you are not sure what your needs are and would like to talk to a member of the team beforehand give them a call on 01422 431095.

Treble Talents Summer Singing Workshop

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trebletalentsYoung singers aged between 8 to 13 years old are needed to join a fun filled workshop to discover hidden star talents.

5 day workshop only £50 per person!

From Monday 24 to Friday 28 August – 10am to 4pm

At St John the Divine, St John Street, Rastrick HD6 1HT

Friday’s workshop includes a concert at 6pm with a live CD recording

Tickets cost £50 per singer with 50% of the proceeds being donated towards St John’s Organ Fund.

Bring your own packed lunch – refreshments will be provided

To book or for further information call 07858 930889 or email caius.lee99@gmail.com

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